Ironically, for the founder of a mathematics tutoring organization, Eric M Earle struggled with math for the majority of his young-life. He hated math. He used to sit at the kitchen table crying when his parents forced him to learn division and multiplication in elementary school. Math was like pulling teeth for him. He “got by” in math all the way through high school. Normally, this consisted of copying work from his neighbors and using the internet to solve homework problems. He commonly said, “when am I ever going to need math in the real world?”
During his undergraduate program, he exclaimed with great pride how he managed to get through without taking a single math or science course.
But this all changed when Eric took a life-changing medical volunteer to trip to India. Eric realized that his calling was to become a doctor. So, when he returned to the US, Eric enrolled in post graduate pre-med courses. He realized that at the age of 25, it would now take him another 5 years of work to even start medical school. But he was determined.
Eric went back to University and earned straight A’s in every course (even O Chem and Calc II).
During this time, Eric grew his Portland tutoring company into one of the largest local tutoring companies in Portland. They focused mainly on mathematics.
Now, Eric and his brother have decided to expand operations and also start a local math tutoring company right here in Seattle, Washington. The idea for the company began when Eric read a book called “A Year to Live.” Eric decided that if he only had a year left to live… he would like to live it making an impact and improving the math education system in America. That’s how Seattle Math Tutors came to be! Thanks for choosing to read a bit about us. We appreciate that.