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Dr. Andrews studied how youth develop purposes for learning with William Damon and the Youth Purpose Project to earn his Ph.D. in Education from Stanford University. While at Stanford, he conducted research and developed educational tools with William Damon, Howard Gardner and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi for the Good Work Project in Higher Education in order to understand how our values for excellence and ethics guide educational programs for the good life.
He earned a Masters of Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara for his work with Henry Yang , Charles Bazerman, Shane Jimerson, and Yukari Okamoto to understand how work portfolios guide student development of writing abilities, critical thinking, and career decisions.
He earned a Bachelor of Education from the University of Minnesota and studied literacy development with Marie Clay at Paraparaumu Beach School .
Matt's approach combines Happenstance Learning Theory, (John Krumboltz) with historical perspective of David Labaree, and Positive Youth Development to engage each child along a unique track of lifelong learning.
Dr. Andrews is an educator, entrepreneur, and counselor who has supported students through school, college and life for more than 20 years. He has designed programs and taught for Bullis Charter School, East Palo Alto Academy, and Yew Chung International School.
He has worked with StartX and Edgemakers to support learning for entrepreneurs throughout the world. He helped create college counseling and student advisory programs with Student Paths. He founded Maverick Learning to research and design educational programs for unorthodox learning.
At present, Dr. Andrews provides college admissions counseling with an all-star team at College Inside Track, that are supported by essential tools from Lifelaunchr.
Dr. Andrews works with a team at College Inside Track and uses tools from Lifelaunchr. He specializes in student motivation and researched successful student transitions to college to publish curriculum used in schools through the world. His team consists of experts in career planning, college choices, essay writing, and college finance. His admission success utilizes specialists that support students with the essay and parents with financial planning. He supports your whole family through the whole college process.
Dr. Andrews has 4 sons and spends his life learning. He is active in the outdoors with fishing, boating, surfing, skiing, and archery. He coaches athletics, including championship teams in basketball and baseball. He teaches master yoga and lives in the Santa Cruz Mountains, near Saratoga, California.