Alex grew up in rural England, completing his A-level studies at a consortium of schools in the midlands. He was the first in his family to attain the grades required to attend university, and moved to the south coast after completing sixth form. Here, he studied Psychology with Neuroscience, obtaining a first class honors degree.
During these studies he developed an interest in a number of fields, including education. He was inspired by the impacts that could be made when applying results from the academic study of learning. He also became fascinated by the conscious experience of people, as well as how the narratives they understood could shape their lives.
As a first generation scholar, Alex found his life enriched in a number of ways outside of his studies: he became involved in cycling, rock climbing, as well as theatre arts. He began to work as a student ambassador for the university, running talks and tours on campus, as well as visiting schools from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds.
Following the completion of his degree, he began full time work at the University of Sussex within Student Recruitment and Admissions. In addition to his work with prospective students and their families, he also worked alongside senior management and academic selectors to establish fair and transparent admissions procedures for students in the UK and abroad. He also led a team of staff in processing over 26,000 university applications annually.
After five years Alex moved to a consultancy role, assisting the institution as it entered a period of significant change. This also permitted him time to explore a number of other interests, including working for a burgeoning zero emission logistics company, Zedify Brighton, as well as performing at Fringe theatre festivals.
In 2019 a career opportunity emerged in the Emirates, and Alex began working for Tutoring Club. He managed two centers during his tenure, one in Mudon, the other in the Springs Souk. Alex was responsible for ensuring a high standard of tuition quality across the student body, as well as academic consultation and guidance for students and their families. He helped navigate the disruption caused by COVID, as well as the recovery and return to service. Both centers rebuilt their student body rapidly, and generated revenue exceeding pre-pandemic levels.
Alex now looks to apply these skills in his new role as the General Manager of The Tutoring Center and Neoversity. Together, these centers facilitate the development of core academic skills in English and Mathematics, as well as global and applied academic skills in Modern Foreign Languages, Science, Technology, Robotics, Engineering, Art and Design, as well as Business and Economics. Alex looks forward to establishing these centers in the MENA region, as well as following the progress of his graduating students in the coming years.
Alex is married to Rebekah, a Board Certified Behavioural Analyst, working predominantly with children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Together, they form a family passionate about the value of broad and inclusive education for all.