My Mind Mentor was founded in 2008 by Denise Maratos. Denise is a graduate of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the University of California. She has taught all grade levels, including college, over the past 15 years. She has created her own courses in student development and cross cultural studies, helped develop department curricula, and trained teachers. Her research has focused in the fields of psycholinguistics, languages and cultures. Her goal is to engage students in mindful learning while making them consciously aware of the ways in which knowledge helps them create the world they want, while also being positioned to make it a beautiful place.


Mentors help students assess their strengths and weaknesses, as well as help develop skills for success and a long-term goals. A mentor can provide a fresh perspective — a new way of looking at a problem or issue. Students can bounce ideas off mentors and establish relationships in which the mentor is more of a coach than adviser — one in which the mentor facilitates the decision-making process by suggesting alternatives rather than telling students what to do. Mentors motivate students to do their best work and encourage students to dream. They provide honest and constructive feedback, help develop self-awareness, and challenges students to grow beyond their perceived limitations.



Tutors are experienced state certified teachers or degreed professionals. All tutors have a minimum of two years teaching experience. My Mind Mentor trains all tutors, ensuring that they are aligned with our philosophy of teaching and learning.


Consultants are skilled professionals who provide counseling to help students and families choose a school, college, or other program that is a good personal match: one that will foster the student’s academic and social growth. They are also to provide a student and her/his family with individual attention, firsthand knowledge of hundreds of educational opportunities, and the time to explore all of the options.