Alex Chip

Top Score Founder

Meet Alex Chip:

Nationally Recognized Test Prep Expert.

Over the past 17 years, I have tutored thousands of students in high school and college admissions testing, launched innovative project-based learning programs for students of all ages, and opened new Top Score branches servicing students in Miami, FL, and Durham, NC.

I grew up in DC and use my intimate understanding of our tri-state area to inspire greatness for the next generation. The diversity of my experience is reflected across the organization through what we offer, our focus areas, and the team—what I call, dedication with representation. When I started Top Score Education in 2005, I was 22 years old and in search of the intersection between passion and ability.

My dream has turned into a mission-centric institution with operations that include 14 passionate educators teaching students across 4 continents. Growth is at the center of my journey. My goal is to help your student grow where they are planted but help those around them blossom too.

I am a proud graduate of Duke University (BA, English) and Johns Hopkins (MA, Nonfiction Writing) and live in Washington DC with my wife and two children.

High School Services: ACT • SAT • PSAT • Education Consulting

24 Hour Comprehensive Test Prep Program: $12,000
Customized Programs Available Upon Request


Landon School

Class of 2000
All-county football team
Captain of the baseball team

Duke University

Class of 2004
Played junior varsity football and baseball
Graduated cum laude

Johns Hopkins University

Class of 2007
Master’s degree — Writing
Named “Most Outstanding Graduate”



The Washingtonian Magazine

Towerview Magazine

The Georgetowner

The Downtowner

Potomac Review

Novelist in Progress

Historical fiction novel about the Spanish Civil War and city of Barcelona


Human Heart

Married with children — aged 5 and 2

Traveler — a citizen of Spain where I go for writing inspiration...and jamón

Early Peloton evangelist

Professional sports junkie

Opera enthusiast

Taco artist