Michael Martinez Scott, Ph.D. is the creator of the TUTOR Teaching System™ and authored One-to-One Classrooms Inspire Creative Problem Solvers. After researching a more effective method for his San Bernardino, California, classrooms, he created One-to-One Classrooms™. In China, he has presented professional development at 60+ schools, including Beijing No. 2 Exploratory (top school of China) and guest lectured at Beijing Normal University. In 2015, his book was translated into Mandarin and he publishes a website, www.TeachUnderstand.org.
As an administrator, Dr. Scott founded and served as Executive Director and Principal for California Hope Charter Academy where he supervised the teachers of CHCA. He also developed, implemented, and was responsible for the following operations of the school: human resources, business services, pupil services and special education, learning support services, state testing, and community development. This was an innovative “hybrid” charter that combined independent study with two days of classroom instruction by credentialed teachers
In higher education, Dr. Scott was an adjunct professor of education at three Southern California universities – Biola, California Baptist, and National universities. After graduating with Distinction from National University, he was recruited to join National’s School of Education as an adjunct professor. He taught computer courses for using computers in the classroom and handled the supervision of supervision student teachers.
Dr. Scott began his education career in East Los Angeles public schools as teacher in 1979. Most of this career has centered on at-risk, underprivileged, and minority students. Beginning with a third grade GATE/E.S.L. class in East Los Angeles, he subsequently worked five years with Opportunity students in Corona (behavior mandated, 20-day placements for substance abuse, and failing in middle school). His career included teaching seventh and eighth grades in Corona-Norco. That was followed by first, second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth-grades in the inner city of San Bernardino, the second most impoverished city in America (2010 Census).
In 2018, Michael Martinez Scott received his Ph.D. from Louisiana Baptist University in School Administration. He also holds a Master’s in Education Administration from National University. Scott received his BA in Liberal Arts and Life-time, California Teaching Credential from Azusa Pacific University.
Dr. Scott brings a diverse business background to his educational experience and founded Solutions Computers to market competitively-priced, personal computers to nonprofit organizations, and published the General Ledger, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Payroll software.
Michael and Robin Scott (BS University of Arkansas, ’78) have homeschooled their eight children. All eight have completed university degrees. Michael and Robin have been married 39 years. Together, as education consultants, they have traveled the world sharing classroom, engagement strategies.