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Lead with Fire

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Independent school leaders partner with Ignite > Academic for more than academic coaching.

Burn.Education consultants help your teams strategically position curriculum to address the future's most pressing challenges. Stay ahead of demand for relevance, DEI, & AI-proof human skills like deep financial & data literacy.


Our global TutorFire expert team can help you support all students with bespoke service efficiently interfaced with your parents, teachers and tech stack. Plus your school earns free session credits for low-income students every time a classmate books a package. 


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!


Robert McKay, Founder

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

And about as grossly unqualified as everyone else to start a company, design a policy, pick an investment, imagine a utopia, or otherwise attempt to disturb the timeline / make a dent in the universe.

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