One question that parents new to Global Gurus may be asking is, “Why Global Gurus?” I’ll address many more detailed reasons in the coming months, but as the founder of Global Gurus, I’ll start by sharing my story of why Global Gurus matters to me.
My passion for education began early in life. I graduated from high school at the age of fifteen and pursued degrees in Music Education (Pepperdine University), Elementary Education (Vanderbilt University), and a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration (University of Minnesota).
Throughout my years studying education, my deep and abiding passion was to somehow use my learning for good in the world. While I was in graduate school, I had pictures on my wall of children from different parts of the world; their faces motivated me to finish my doctorate. Somehow, I thought, I will use my education to make a difference in their lives.
During that arduous season of graduate school, the seedlings for Global Gurus were planted. One of my closest friends in my Ph.D. program was from South Korea. She was doing her dissertation on private tutoring and Korean mothers. She helped open my eyes to the world of private tutoring on a global scale. As someone who carries a passion for providing quality education to young people around the world, the genesis of Global Gurus was a natural extension of my passion for global education.
Global Gurus embodies what I believe should be at the core of every educational experience:
1) Students should learn to be self-motivated and independent learners (especially in the 21st century) by engaging with quality, relevant learning materials at their own pace.
2) Students should have an opportunity to work with world-class guides who can help them think critically, analyze, and contextualize what they are learning.
3) Students should demonstrate mastery of their knowledge, especially by applying what they know to accomplish greater good in the world.
As you’ve probably figured out by now, Global Gurus is not just another tutoring service. It’s born from my passion to provide high-quality educational experiences for students around the globe. But it is more than just a personal quest; it is a shared story. Each Ivy-League or Oxbridge tutor who pours into a student’s life, every parent who partners with us on behalf of their child, and each exceptional student who benefits from what Global Gurus can provide will become part of this journey, as well. Together, we empower students to be the best they can be and make the world better in the process.
Do you share a passion for making the world a better place through education? What are your dreams for how your child can impact the world? I invite you to share your answers below and join me in this mission to empower students around the globe.
Amanda Sanchez, Ph.D.
Founder, Global Gurus