The Launch Education Group Philosophy
Launch Education Group was founded in 2007 by childhood friends Tim Urban, a Harvard graduate and founder of a previous tutoring company, and Andrew Finn, a former consultant and graduate of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Tim and Andrew were inspired to form the company when they noticed a common problem among many local tutoring and test prep providers. Rather than cultivating long-term success and autonomy in their students, tutors served as short-term fixes that fostered a problematic dependency.
Unlike most tutoring companies, we understand that academic success involves a lot more than just knowing the material. Our one-to-one, in-home tutoring programs address the factors that underlie achievement. To explain these factors, we have devised a model that we call:
Tutors must be thinking about all three of these areas in order to help students improve in a substantive and lasting way. Carefully matching students to the right tutor is critical to helping students reach their potential.