Alex is originally from the western suburbs of Chicago but moved to the Boston/Cambridge area to study electrical engineering and computer science for his undergraduate studies at MIT. He loved it so much that he stayed for his masters in the same field, graduating with a 5.0/5.0 GPA in February 2018. His masters work was on developing an energy circuit for a cybernetic dragonfly, completed through a fellowship at Draper Laboratory (a company whose work was instrumental in putting astronauts on the Moon)! He is currently pursuing a career in renewable energy and circuit design.
Alex has extensive tutoring and teaching experience. He has taught students of all ages in subjects ranging from science and math to ESL. He has developed a full curriculum for a week-long STEM summer camp at MIT and even taught a month-long course in basic electronics and computer science in Israel! His strengths are in physics and math at both the high school and intro-college level (he received perfect scores in the math and science sections of the ACT and in the math-2 SAT subject test). Additionally, he can provide excellent tutoring in electrical engineering and computer science given his background. He served as a lab assistant for an MIT undergraduate class for a full year.
Outside of work and tutoring, Alex loves the arts. He enjoys going to museums, attending orchestra and dance shows, and performing in musical theatre. He believes it is a great complement to his science and tech interests!