My name is Alex and I am a proud and recent graduate of Rice University where I received my Master's in Environmental Science with a heavy focus on Environmental Statistics. Before this I attended the University of Texas at Austin where I received my Bachelor's degrees in Geography and Humanities.
Having been exposed to an eclectic background of liberal arts and hard science I am comfortable tutoring across a broad range of subjects and encourage students to see the inherent connections between their work and real-world applications.
Despite my technical background, I am a person who would much rather contemplate the words in a good book rather than the letters of a differential equation. However, my interest in studying the natural world has caused me to suffer through more math classes than I care to count. As a result, I am well-equipped to help 'math-shy' students understand, appreciate, and flourish in a subject that they may have previously disliked.
I believe in forging a relationship between the student and the subject matter with the idea being able to answer the question "when will I ever need to know this?" is the first step to understanding.
Currently, I live in Houston with my bride, Nathalie, and our great big black lab, affectionately know as "The Bear". I love being out-of-doors in any capacity and am an avid soccer-player, swimmer, and cyclist.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: The University of Texas at Austin - Bachelor in Arts, Geography
Undergraduate Degree: The University of Texas at Austin - Bachelor in Arts, Humanities
Graduate Degree: Rice University - Master of Science, Environmental Science
SAT Verbal: 760
Soccer, reading anything about science, calligraphy, playing with our 100 lb. black lab named "Bear"
College Level American History
College World History
Elementary School Math
High School Biology
High School Business
High School Chemistry
High School Economics
High School English
High School Level American History
High School Physics
High School World History