Alex is a native of Greenville, SC. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he majored in Chemical Engineering and represented the university at the Jeopardy! College Championship, and earned a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University. He has over a decade of experience as a test prep instructor and academic consultant. Alex has worked with hundreds of students in the New England/New York area, and has taught internationally in Europe and the Middle East. His former clients have been admitted to top programs at schools such as Harvard, MIT, Stanford, Wharton, Kellogg, Columbia, NYU, the University of Chicago and Cornell.