Alex V.


Alex was born in Dallas, Texas, to two mathematicians (and eventually got stuck with a mathematician brother as well). Though he was always a musician at heart, the years of nightly logic games and graphing-calculator-birthday-presents served him well as an undergraduate at Yale University, where he studied music composition and math, and worked on research exploring the intersection of commutative algebra and Western music theory. As a student at Yale, Alex was the recipient of the Bach Society Prize, Abraham Beekman Cox Prize, and Lanny Ross Scholarship, and was a 2013 Richard U. Light Fellow.

After graduating, Alex taught at Yale for two years as a research associate in the music department and instructor at the Yale Music Technology Labs. Teaching at his alma mater was a greatly rewarding experience, and Alex carried the fervent love of teaching he discovered at Yale with him to Cambridge Coaching. Alex has worked with many students in music and the sciences, and he looks forward to bringing the same enthusiasm, dedication, and expertise to each one. Alex specializes in test preparation tutoring, including for the PSAT, SAT, ACT, GRE, and GMAT.

Alex’s work as a composer and audio engineer often takes him to Japan, where he’s worked on projects ranging from film and video games to ballet and orchestral music. True to his Texas roots, in his spare time Alex loves grilling pretty much anything and taking long road trips.

Education & Qualifications
  • Yale University, BA in Music Composition - Intensive
  • SAT
  • GMAT
  • GRE
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Music Theory
  • Japanese
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Alex was very engaging and made studying easy and enjoyable. The sessions were very personalized and went at a comfortable pace! Overall, I felt an improvement in test-taking confidence and comfort with the SAT. I have definitely benefited from your services on my path to college! I am glad I was recommended these services. Practice tests saw almost a constant increase through the course of the tutoring, taking me from an initial PSAT score of 1270 to a 1350-1420 range on my practice tests."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Emma, SAT)
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Alex was amazing. He is obviously a brilliant mathematician, but besides that what truly stuck out to me was his positivity and encouragement , he definitely made me believe that I was smart enough to solve the problems. His way of breaking the problem down and teaching the concepts and reasons why were always clear and definitely helped me improve my GRE skills...such a professional organization and Alex was the best tutor I've worked with."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Phenix, GRE)