Alix takes a one-on-one approach with her students for a smooth application experience, carefully guiding them to build balanced college lists, develop dynamic applications, and craft impactful essays that ultimately secure admission at four-year and BS/MD programs.
Boca Raton, Florida
MSc, Education, School of Counseling, Hofstra University
BA, Psychology, University at Albany, State University of New York
School Counseling Certifications in New York and Florida
A lead counselor with Moon Prep, Alix brings experience and one-on-one mentorship to her students, partnering with them to create impressive resumes, build balanced college lists, develop strong applications, and craft impactful personal statements that leave a lasting impression on admission committees. As an experienced and enthusiastic counselor, Alix has a tremendous passion for helping her students find a university that is a perfect match for their academic strengths and professional goals. She stays up-to-date on new trends and her strong communication skills and positive energy help to make an otherwise tedious process a pleasurable experience for students and their families. From the complexities of choosing a college to navigating the requirements and deadlines of the admissions process, she guides students at every turn, ultimately positioning them for successful admission at BS/MD and traditional four-year programs.
Alix has held the role of college counselor at a college preparatory school, where she helped students identify “right-fit” universities based on interests, geography, athletics, and career goals. Alongside her counseling staff, Alix encourages students to reach their full potential by developing critical thinking skills, effective communication abilities, and competitive test scores. In this environment of daily student engagement and close-knit counseling around college admissions, Alix has gained crucial insights for her students at Moon Prep across a variety of academic interests and professional paths. She uses these insights to help her students pursue meaningful extracurricular activities that align with their college goals.
Prior to Moon Prep, Alix served for over ten years as the IB Trained Director of College Counseling at an elite International Baccalaureate boarding school in Florida. In that role, she provided PK3-12 students with academic, career, and college guidance rooted in constructive philosophies on a daily basis. One such philosophy is the belief that the advising process should enable students to make positive academic choices within the context of forward-thinking planning where interests, possible career choices, and personal fulfillment are carefully considered. Alix is active in the college counseling field and is currently a member of several professional organizations such as the National Association for College Admissions Counseling, the Southern Association for College Admissions Counseling, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars NY.
Alix has successfully helped dozens of students secure admission to top four-year universities, as well as competitive Direct Medical Programs. A few of her recent acceptances include:
- Brown University
- Duke University
- Vanderbilt University
- University of Pennsylvania
- Northwestern University
- Boston University
- University of Notre Dame
- Barnard College
- Johns Hopkins University
- Emory University
- New York University
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- UT Austin
- University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
- University of Michigan
- UC Berkeley
- UC Santa Barbara
- University of Southern California
- Rice University
- Case Western University
- Drexel University
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- New Jersey Medical School partnered programs: TCNJ and NJIT
- Albany Medical College partnered programs: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Siena College, and Union College
- Boston University
- Stony Brook University
- University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC)
- Temple University
- Hofstra University
- The Pennsylvania State University
- University of Pittsburgh
- Baylor University
- Nova Southeastern University
- New York Institute of Technology
- LECOM partnered programs: Adelphi University, Rochester Institute of Technology, St Mary’s University
- Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
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Parent & Student Reviews for Alix
We hired Moon Prep last year and Alix was an amazing college counselor. She is very knowledgeable, kind, and works hard to make the process manageable... and to top it all off my daughter get into her dream school!! I highly recommend Alix and Moon Prep!
WOW! Alix was the most AMAZING college counselor! She worked with my child and assisted with every step of the college process! Alix is so incredibly knowledgeable about the college process from start to finish! She assisted crafting the college list, deadlines, essays, supplements and even helped press the submit button when we were ready! Her follow up, positive energy and hard work is unfathomable and so appreciated. The process is daunting, but she made it "almost" fun! Thank you Alix!
Alix helped me with my bs/md applications. She was easy to work with and was always sending me reminders. She kept me on track during this busy time and ensured nothing important was overlooked. I am so glad my parents hired her. It was great to have someone to help me and to be able to ask questions to.
Alix Markoff is amazing; she's so enthusiastic about her work and dedicated to her students. I felt very prepared for my MMI interviews and ultimately got into my top BA/MD and BS/MD programs! I'll miss working with Alix!
Moon Prep provides very systematical approaches and assistance for my daughter's college application. Parents, you don't have to deal with for their applications. For your precious' sake, what you need to do is just to make your kid work with her/his counselor of Moon Prep independently in your trust and support. Moon Prep fully supported and assisted my daughter from the beginning to the end. Thank you, Alix and Lindsey. Without you, I don't think I could go through by myself.
My son worked with Alix from Moon Prep on his college applications. During the long process (more than 1 year), there were times when he was lost and didn't know what to do. But Alix always stayed on top and guided him to the right direction. Eventually he got into his dream school!! I am so glad that my son worked with Alix and Moon Prep though the long journey. Thank you!
Alix has been an amazing support system during the college app process. Alix was always available to answer questions or to give feedback and would email back immediately. Alix was very supportive and knowledgeable. We couldn't have done it without Moon Prep!