Role Models

 

San Diego Learning Center

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Andrew Svehaug

Mr. Andrew, MBA and CEO
Andrew Svehaug is quickly becoming one of the leading STEM educators of his generation. As the Founder and CEO of Code to the Future, he is responsible for the leadership and strategic vision of the organization. With a background as a U.S. Scholastic Chess Champion, as a coach of State and National champions, Andrew is in high demand as an education consultant and clinician. He holds an M.B.A. and a double-degree from Azusa Pacific University. Andrew and his work have received media attention in publications such as The Columbian, The Santa Barbara News-Press, and the Brooklyn Daily.

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David Phillips

Mr. David BA from Pepperdine University
David Phillips is a graduate student in the San Diego area with 6 years of teaching experience. He graduated summa cum laude with a double-major from Pepperdine University, and has been accepted to Harvard Law School. During his 3 years with ACI, David has taught K-8 students from all over San Diego county from a multitude of backgrounds. He is passionate about providing high-quality coding and chess education and helping students to have fun while developing their critical thinking abilities. We’re glad to have David as part of our team!

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Mr. Keith BS from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
Keith Walsh is a graduate from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelor of Science degree from their competitive architectural engineering program. After graduating, Keith worked as a structural project engineer in Washington state before finding his own passion for education. Keith has since worked with students for 6 years as a teacher, curriculum developer, and trainer of teachers for K-5 STEM-related programs, and we are proud to have him on our team of coding and chess instructors!

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Mr. Andrew G. BA from UC Santa Cruz
Andrew Goldsby holds a degree in Philosophy from UC Santa Cruz, and has put his interests in logical thinking to work in the field of education. Andrew has been tutoring students from diverse backgrounds and grade levels for 3 years, and has a natural aptitude for using chess and coding to help students think more clearly and critically. Andrew strives to create a challenging and engaging learning environment in which children become life-long scholars and learners, and we’re glad that he is part of our team!

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General Role Model Information

We’re not just teachers. We make a point, with every instructor we hire and train, to ensure that we only work with those who are not only qualified, but who are enthusiastic about making a difference in student’s lives. We hire ladies and gentlemen whom parents are excited to have mentoring their kids.

 

We make it cool to be smart. Our instructors dress professionally for every class. They encourage students to do their homework, to read more often, and to get good grades in school. Kids are imitative. So we provide positive, intelligent, and caring role models for them to emulate. Imparting life skills is our passion.

 

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Schools and Districts

Whether you offer a Fully-Staffed Program with Role Models in person, or a Satellite Program with Role Models in the instructional videos, our desire is for your students to become inspired to reach their potential.