When I started Launch Academy it was for something much greater than simply “getting the A.” I wanted to help students develop a scholarly lifestyle and realize their own academic potential. In 2011, I received the DaVinciScholar Award for Creativity in Education and, in 2010 I was a regional winner for the OUCEC Conference on educational design in developing nations. I have been aUniversity Guest Speaker on education, was nominated as the 2012 Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Tulsa, and have been and always will be an avid fan ofDisney World and Italian food. Before Launch Academy, I tutored at the college level for subjects from College Algebra to Calculus III and also taught a semester of Calculus I. In addition, I planned and oversaw several community projects to help schools in need, including a gardening project at Marshall Elementary, in conjunction with the Mayor’s Office. But my love for education, teaching, and cultural started before that. For seven years I traveled to over 21 different countries, gaining an enormous amount of cultural knowledge and respect, which I incorporate in my teaching. Seeing these international systems and their products and being a teacher myself, I know first-hand the concepts that teachers are looking for when testing and seeks out the latest, cutting-edge instructional tools available to maximize his students’ learning. Launch Academy teaches students not only the concepts they need to learn to pass their class, but also lifeskills such as creativity, collaboration, and personal motivation. Drawing from the examples of such individuals as Napoleon Hill, Sir Ken Robinson, Tony Wagner, Daniel Pink, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, and others, the curriculum is designed to develop a genius lifestyle. I believe genius is made, not born. If you wish to know more, don’t hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or comments you may have!