My Learning Springboard is a boutique multidisciplinary educational consulting firm and learning concierge® service. We work with learners of all ages — from preschool through young adults — with diverse learning goals.
Under the leadership of Brad Hoffman and Faya Hoffman — a husband-and-wife team and both Certified Educational Planners and Learning Specialists — our expertise spans admissions consulting and school planning, private tutoring, and test preparation. Our main office is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan with services available across the New York City and Washington, DC, metro areas as well as Palm Beach County, Florida. We also work with students and families across the United States and internationally via online learning and virtual consultation.
Brad and Faya each began their teaching careers in fully inclusive school settings. Brad was teaching in Maryland while Faya was teaching in Michigan. At different points in each of their teaching careers, they relocated to New York City to pivot into corporate careers, which included Corporate Talent Development with a Fortune 100 media company and Public Relations within the fashion industry, respectively.
As learning specialists, Brad and Faya often found themselves in conversation supporting their colleagues with school planning questions. Seeing how overwhelmed, confused, and anxious so many parents felt about school planning and school related matters, Brad and Faya felt confident they could help families to better navigate the various pathways and opportunities available to them while creatively troubleshooting and problem solving throughout any child’s schooling experience.
Brad and Faya wanted to find a way to bring together experienced educators, educational therapists, and related service professionals, including psychologists, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, and medical professionals to collaborate on developing the right program for each student as appropriate. They did so by founding My Learning Springboard in 2009. Their Executive Director, Laurie Gross, is a longtime professional colleague and mentor.
In our work together as practitioners and in the way we operate our business, My Learning Springboard promotes:
- Academic excellence and integrity
- Integration of teaching, research, and professional leadership
- Collegiality and collaboration
- Creativity, divergent thinking and innovation
- Diversity, equity, and social justice
- Lifelong learning, for students, teachers, and parents
- Trusted relationships with students, families, schools, and colleagues
- Responsible citizenship in a global environment