Ralston Medouze - Founder & CEO of Strive Academics

"The expert in anything was once a beginner." - Helen Hayes


Ralston has always been an avid learner. He began tutoring in middle school, helping his peers after school with Math assignments whenever he wasn’t meeting with the Academic Team. In high school, he continued these activities along with the Beta Club, Latin Club, and Chorus. He began tutoring professionally in 2011 as one of Emory University’s  Arabic tutors, working with groups of students after class to refine their understanding of the material. He began tutoring privately tutoring students in Math, English, and Latin shortly after while working on refining his own knowledge of new and old concepts alike. Since 2011, Ralston has helped hundreds of students achieve their academic goals in over 50 core subjects, foreign languages, and test prep.


Ralston began Strive Academics as a way to provide students with tutoring that caters to their unique strengths and challenges. While learning programs have their own merit, Ralston believes that tutors should adjust to meet the students’ needs and tailor lessons based on student and parent feedback. One of the things that Ralston finds fun about learning is seeing how subjects connect to the real world. This is one of his greatest strengths as a tutor. He always looks for ways to tie students' interests and real-world examples into his lessons. Students find learning much more interesting when he starts pointing out the links between what they're learning in class and their passions. In his spare time, he has also worked with early childhood education programs like Jumpstart and has volunteered his time to tutor for other non-profits in the Atlanta area.


Tutors at Strive Academics share Ralston’s passion for education and are lifelong learners themselves. Tutors at his company help students with over 50 core subjects, foreign languages, and test prep. Ralston seeks out tutors who are very personable and patient and can work with any kind of student. You may hear laughter during sessions because we make sure that learning is not only incredibly informative but fun as well. As a result, students really enjoy tutoring sessions and see significant increases in their performance. We all care about getting involved in the community too as we believe (and research has shown) that working with the community plays a huge role in the impact of students' education.