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Dear School Leaders,

The future will be nothing like the past. How will your teams show up to meet it?

Teacher churn. Cost inflation. Widening inequities in opportunity & achievement. Social-emotional needs. Gen Z questioning the relevance of school.


As they should! How can your school's answers become ever more authentic? How can your teams stay in touch with the moment's urgency, while keeping sight of the big picture?

Ignite > Academic's "more than academic" solutions:

TutorFire brings not just top educators, but real-world subject-matter experts from around the globe, straight to your students who are struggling or under-challenged. We bring the fire & urgency of our subjects as we practice them "in the wild," enriching coursework with context, relevance & connection with student passions.


Transparent, equitable pricing & a unique partnership ethic means our team is aligned with yours, every step of the learning journey.


Burn.Education consults, offers PD, & develops full curriculum modules focused on keeping your school ahead of global trends & Gen Z demands for DEI, sustainability, & relevance to the polycrisis that defines their future. With a focus on empowering students to address climate justice through diversifying & decolonizing economics (in stand-alone courses or woven into the other social sciences), we push teachers & students to go beyond financial literacy to "financial fluency" & civic-economic efficacy.

We're offering our first few school partners free comprehensive curriculum audits & dialog with their relevant teams, to ideate & iterate together as we build out our full offering.

Who Am I?

Robert McKay, Founder

10+ years in education, advocacy campaigns, entrepreneurship & investing. Compulsive learner, contagious enthusiasm.

If you care about qualifications, check LinkedIn. If you care about results, keep scrolling. If you care about 30-second hot-take skills, check TikTok.

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High School Student

Your teaching has meant more to me than I can possibly express. I have never been more excited than when I was learning from you. Thank you so much for the incredible and powerful presence you have been in my life... I truly feel like you and your teaching have changed my life. Thank you for the joy and passion your classes brought me.

DEI Curriculum PD Participant

It was great to enter into your work on this topic—touch into your deep scholarship and practical experiences with curriculum at high school level. I found it fully relevant to our work... Fantastic to be in... conversation on this crucial topic—still pondering. It is a relief to connect with colleagues to pursue this work together.

clients & colleagues say:

Adult Student

 Robert was amazing! If you need help with an essay you are writing he is the go-to guy... I was absolutely blown away by his level of expertise and knowledge.

College Parent

Outstanding (and brilliant) tutor. My son, now a college freshman, won't work with anyone else. Builds a great rapport, and his techniques and strategies have helped my son become a stronger student...

High School Teacher

Fantastic vibrancy and enthusiasm... impact on the entire high school... was palpable... knowledge in his field (and many other fields) is extensive, but what is most impressive is the passion and care he takes to present these intricate and important pieces... The students... are eager to take up the next question or challenge.

High School Parent

Helping to unlock my child's potential equipping him to be successful... You will not be disappointed... amazing. Highly recommended!

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