Grantly - Founder:
A Nashville local, Grantly attended Dartmouth College, then returned to Nashville to found GRANITE™. Fascinated by understanding student motivation, productivity, and goal creation, Grantly has contributed to research studying factors impacting motivation and decision-making (specifically as it pertains to mindfulness) at both Dartmouth College and Vanderbilt University. Grantly likes to refer to these factors as test taking intangibles™ and works to ensure all students at his center have a rich understanding of both standard academic content (math, grammar, etc…) as well as the intangibles of test taking (calm, focus, nutrition, etc…)
Grantly is a certified KORU mindfulness instructor and has taught mindfulness classes for stress reduction and academic performance at his home base (GRANITE™), as well as Vanderbilt University and Dartmouth College.
When not working with students, Grantly plays in a couple Nashville area tennis leagues and loves cooking, drawing, and playing guitar. Most of all, Grantly loves talking with families and students about how they can achieve their academic goals!
Connor Brennan, a recent transplant from Wisconsin, has a master’s degree in medical physics and a bachelor’s degree in physics (math minor and piano minor). During his time up north, he worked as a nuclear engineer, ACT tutor, spin instructor, and dueling pianist! Connor’s passion for physics and science in general give him a unique perspective on test prep, and he loves helping people figure out that math and science are amazing. An avid lifelong reader, Connor also prides himself on helping students develop their reading comprehension strategies, writing skills, and proofreading abilities.
Achieving accolades from prestigious educational institutions throughout the country, Sebastian Lim is an accomplished Computer Engineer at Vanderbilt. He has worked on the Robotic Cheetah Project at MIT, helped design and implement iOS apps such as BandRunner and BookUP at Dartmouth’s DALI Labs, and engineered a 3D-printed telescope at the Harvard SEAS Labs for Applied Computational Science. As a second semester senior, Seb has developed a keen intuition of how the academic world is developing and what the best ways to teach difficult concepts such as Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, English, and Chemistry are. Achieving a super-scored 2014 SAT of 2380 with a 10 on the essay, 5’s in AP Calculus AB/BC, Computer Science A, English Literature and Comp, Statistics, and Music Theory, and SAT Subject Test scores of 800 in Mathematics Level 2, 760 in Latin, and 750 in Physics. Focusing on those most neglected by the academic system, Seb specializes in taking all educational levels and tutoring them in how to pass their classes. Seb strongly believes that academic success leads to prosperous futures.