Alexis graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School For Science and Technology with a Governor's Degree. There she earned a National Merit Scholarship, completed a senior research project on circadian rhythms in collaboration with the University of Virginia, and captained the varsity soccer team. She also earned 5's on her AP Psychology, Literature, Biology, and History exams. But the honor she's most proud of is being named "Best Sense of Humor." At Haverford College she earned a bachelor's in Neuroscience, served as a TA for the Psychology department, and co-founded an improv and sketch troupe. She spent several years in a neuroscience lab at the University of Pennsylvania studying the neural basis of addiction, co-authoring a paper on neural firing patterns observed during sugar consumption. She once taught brain surgery to Ivy League students and improv to high school students in the same day.
Alexis has used her skill set help students improve their grades, increase their SAT, ACT, and PSAT scores, and achieve success on AP exams and Subject Tests in a variety of subjects. Her background in improv allows her to tailor her teaching approach to best fit the needs of a particular student, including students with ADHD, visual processing disorders, and test anxiety. Her students have been admitted to numerous competitive colleges (including Georgetown, Dartmouth, Tulane, and Occidental) and several have earned merit scholarships. When not tutoring, she enjoys performing with the improv company ComedySportz and the nationally acclaimed company The Story Pirates (now on Sirius satellite radio!).