Rick Smith has over 15 years of experience teaching students that are underachieving. He has worked in schools in The USA, Russia and Hong Kong. He offers educational support aimed at developing executive functioning, skills, such as organizational skills and time-management. This is especially useful for adolescents who have specific learning needs, including those who are gifted or highly talented. His academic training includes a B.Ed, M.Ed.,(USA) and an Ed.D. (UK), where the focus of his research was Self-Compassion. He has also holds multiple IB teaching certificates and has trained with the Harvard Graduate School of Education.