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Our Story 

The idea of Math A+ Academy came in Mr. Kwame Dowridges’ final semester at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus (Trinidad and Tobago) where he studied Civil Engineering. It was during that semester in frustration with studies that he took a leap of faith and enrolled for the then newly introduced course entitled, ‘Engineering Entrepreneurship’ being taught by Mr. Naveet Boohai. To his surprise this decision was a game changer. He was tasked with the challenge of his life to come up with a business idea and develop a detailed plan that could be executed.


A few days later while assisting a classmate an idea came to him, “Why not use a skill in which I am comfortable and see what happens?” After expanding this thought he came up with the topic ‘Mathematics’ and the phrase ‘Explaining things’. For Kwame, being a part of the learning process in others has always been a delight to him. As a result after a ton of refining and days of marketing research the Math A+ Academy became his Grade A assignment and secured him the position of being at the top of his class.


Upon returning home he was always asked for assistance in Maths from the residents of his neighbourhood. This led to Speightstown St. Peter’s library becoming his first location for teaching. Kwame taught students Mathematics for free and he did this for an entire year after which he then established two (2) permanent locations: The Speightstown Resource Centre and the top floor of the Speightstown Fishmarket.


At present the academy has expanded beyond C.S.E.C. Mathematics by introducing the 11+ and One on One tutor (Nickesha Powell-Griffith), the One on One Primary and Lower Form Tutor (Mrs. Brenda Chase-Griffith), the First Form Tutor ( ) the Second Form Tutor (Ms. Sooyen Woods), the Third Form Tutor (Ms. Aleah Lovell-John) and the Pure Maths tutor (Mr. Philip Holder).


The Math A+ Academy’s story is far from over, one of our goals is to teach each student in the Caribbean whether directly or indirectly getting the message across that ‘MATH IS EASY!!!’

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