Our mission is to teach young people more effective habits of thinking, feeling, and learning in the context of whatever game they are learning to play.

We've come to understand that any challenge—from a difficult academic subject, to a standardized test, to a sport or musical instrument or art discipline—is a game of skill.

What does that mean? It means that no matter what your starting point is, you can get good, or even great, at any of them by following a pretty simple process.

Think about anything you ever learned how to do well. Were you amazing at it the first time you tried? Of course not. Nobody can dribble a basketball between their legs or hit a baseball four hundred feet on their first try. Nobody picks up a guitar and can instantly play a complicated solo. Nobody shows up to math class and just, like, knows calculus all of a sudden.

All of these things are learned skills. Which means someone has to show you how to do them, and show you the right way to practice so you can get better on your own!

The good news is, that means that anything you want to get better at, you can! You're not doomed to be "bad" at standardized tests or math or reading or whatever you're struggling with. You just haven't learned how to play the game yet.

And we're here to help if you need us.

Our Team

Steve Schecter
Steve Schecter
Co-Founder, CEO
After starting MuchSmarter as a solo tutoring practice in 2004, Steve has spent the better part of the last two decades teaching students how to make the most of their minds and play their best game on standardized tests and in every academic subject.
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Tom Schecter
Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer
Tom joined Steve's tutoring practice in 2010, leading to the official creation of MuchSmarter. Beyond his coaching schedule, since 2018 Tom has overseen the creation of MuchSmarter's online curriculum for American and British students.
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Gavin Hepherd-Hall
Director, MuchSmarter UK
Gavin spent 18 years teaching in schools in the Liverpool area, rising to the rank of Maths Department Head before partnering with MuchSmarter in 2021 to co-develop our first products for British students.
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Alice Jones-Bertoli, PhD
Science Advisor
Alice is a Professor of Psychology at Goldsmiths at the University of London, and the Editor of the British Journal of Educational Psychology. She is consulting on MuchSmarter's performance coaching protocol.

We help students become more capable, confident learners—and help them make the most of their minds—by teaching them to treat learning like a game.

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