Alexander V.


Alex grew up in the suburbs of Boston and attended Harvard University as an undergrad, double-majoring in mathematics and music, and spending his spare time music-directing and accompanying productions for the Harvard-Radcliffe Drama Club. After college, Alex went on to pursue his Master’s degree in Musicology at Oxford University, where he researched Chopin’s use of harmonic progressions. Currently, Alex works full time as a math and standardized test preparation tutor. He has successfully helped students reach their academic goals for over six years.

Alex firmly believes that teaching is about being adaptable, and he tailors his teaching style to students’ individual needs. He also recognizes that taking a standardized test can be very daunting for many people, and he fosters a non-judgmental setting where students feel comfortable asking questions. At Cambridge Coaching, Alex’s area of specialty is the GMAT and GRE. He also has extensive experience tutoring high school and college-level math up through single-variable calculus.

Outside of tutoring, Alex still plays piano professionally, performing everything from Beethoven to Billy Joel. Alex is also passionate about travel and has visited Uruguay, Argentina, Canada, England, France, Spain, Italy, and Greece.

Education & Qualifications
  • Oxford University, MS in Musicology
  • Harvard University, BA in Mathematics and Music
  • GMAT
  • GRE
  • Mathematics
  • Testimonial Citation: 
    "Alex was phenomenal. I am not terribly gifted in math, and Alex is a math guru, which is exactly what I needed to prepare for the GMAT. Very well prepared for each session. Explained key math concepts clearly. Had a very positive and encouraging attitude throughout our prep together."
    Testimonial Source: 
    (Andrew, GMAT)