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.