Hello! My name is Alexis and I am a doctoral candidate at CUNY Graduate Center in music. I have been a tutor for nearly 10 years in addition to a music instructor and researcher. I was on a Fulbright scholarship to Austria from 2019 to 2020, and prior to that, attended Mannes College, the New School for my masters, and Princeton University for my bachelor’s.
I’m a passionate educator who has worked at Bronx Community College and Brooklyn College both as a lecturer but also a Writing Fellow, designing curriculums and offering teaching pedagogy workshops to faculty. I was also a research fellow at the Morgan Library, working in their music archive, and I teach Music Together, which is a developmental music class for children. I enjoy tutoring because I enjoy the challenge of finding the best way to help students, and because I want to instill a joy of learning in the students I meet.
The subjects I tutor include: test prep (SSAT/ISEE/SAT), math up to Precalculus, English/Writing, elementary/middle school math & literacy, and AP Music Theory.
Education: Princeton University
Undergrad Major: A.B. English
Other Degrees/Minors: Certificate German/Music; Mannes College, Masters in Music; CUNY Graduate Center, ABD doctorate
Awards & Honors: National Honor Society, New Jersey Governor's School for the Arts, All-State Choir, All-County Band
Interests & Activities: Model UN, Choir, lead in several theater productions, Varsity Soccer (captain), Multiple Sclerosis Society volunteer, student government
SAT Scores: 710 Math, 800 Verbal, 740 Writing
AP Exams: 4 Music Theory, 5 Biology
SAT Subject Tests: 790 Literature
Other Awards: Fulbright Grant 2019 - 2020, Morgan Library Fellowship, Five-Year Fellowship for doctorate, multiple academic grants (Elebash Grant, Publics Lab, etc.) At Princeton: Lewis Center for the Arts Award, German Work Study Grant
Other Interests & Activities: I am a trained opera singer and musician, currently earning my doctorate in music. I conduct music research in archives, rediscovering "lost" composers. I worked in the CUNY system as an adjunct professor/teaching fellow, where I received pedagogical training, and was a Writing Fellow. I was a Music History adjunct professor as well as a writing instructor. I am also trained in developmental music, and work with many kids (from babies/toddlers through high school) teaching music, and other academic subjects as well. I have been a private tutor for many years. I am a volunteer Princeton Alumni interviewer.