Born and raised just outside of Boston, Alex has been a student of the Classics for most of his life, as some of his earlier bedtime stories were adapted from Homer. He pursued this interest at Harvard, receiving his undergraduate degree in Classical Civilizations and largely focusing on the social repercussions of Rome’s shift from Republic to Empire. Alex then taught Latin, History, and Ancient Greek at the high school level for three years in New Jersey, attempting to discover ever more interesting ways to teach dead languages. Alex then earned his master’s degree in Classics from Columbia, writing mostly on the development of Latin philosophy at the end of the Roman Republic and the changing meaning of ‘liberty’ in Ancient Rome.
During his time as a high school teacher, Alex provided informal tutoring of all sorts, covering most subjects and occasionally reaching desperately for old AP Biology textbooks. His strengths, however, have always been history, literature, and Latin. He has also worked with many students on their college applications and essays as well as the GRE and various SAT subject tests.
Alex has rowed for the U.S. National team and enjoys spending time outdoors, hosting board game nights with friends, and eating just about anything that happens to pass within an arm’s reach.