Our Philosophy

Arthur Emery, Founder & Co-Owner

Every student should feel confident and accomplished in their academic, personal, and professional life. And it is our job to help them get there. Whether they're struggling to get B's, or have just gotten their first A-, every student deserves to feel supported, appreciated, and worthy of success. But, how do we get them there?

Much of our philosophy on tutoring, teaching, and mentoring is informed by the works of Carol Dweck (studying the power of praise and criticism), Paul Tough (How Children Succeed), and Martin Seligman (Learned Optimism).

We know that each student is their own complex package of learning styles, emotions, interests, ambitions, dreams, and personalities. That's why we focus on meaningful, one-on-one tutoring where our tutors can work with your student not just to succeed academically, but also to develop the characteristics of a truly successful person along the way. Characteristics such as determination, curiosity, perseverance, a passion for learning, grit, and creativity. And all while having fun!

We believe that the right tutor with the right student becomes not only another guiding voice in the student's successful development, but also another supporter, cheerleader, and ally on their path to leading a productive, fulfilling, and rewarding life.


"Our student's grades came up, his attitude improved, and a LOT of parental and child frustration was avoided by us not trying to teach him 'our way' of doing math!"

- Kate and Jeff
6th Grade Math