Fabiano Praça, E.I.
President & CEO

Fabiano graduated from Ransom Everglades in 2010. He then went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in civil engineering at the University of Miami. At U.M., Fabi had the distinct pleasure of being inducted into Chi Epsilon, a distinguished engineering honors society, as well as being on the Dean’s List several times. He has also served as the Vice President of Internal Affairs, Steel Bridge Captain, and Graduate Advisor for the American Society of Civil Engineers. In 2014, Fabiano passed the Fundamentals of Engineering exam and became a certified Engineer Intern, the next step in obtaining his Professional Engineering license.

Once in college, Fabi began tutoring high school students in math and physics, quickly realizing he earnestly enjoyed helping others understand the intricacies of these notorious subjects. As his students improved steadily, he realized that he wanted to find a way to help as many students as possible. Expanding beyond math and physics, Fabi has applied his strategies to helping students with the SAT and ACT. He understands that these tests don’t necessarily test how ‘smart’ one is, but rather how effectively one can maneuver through the exam.

JaCee Jarnagin
Vice President & Director of Secondary Education

JaCee has a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering with a minor in mathematics from the University of Miami. He was co-valedictorian at Holcomb High School in Kansas in 2010, where he graduated as Class President, National Honor Society Vice President, and a Kansas Honor Scholar. JaCee is also a three-time ACC selection and co-captain for the Hurricanes Cross Country and Track teams. JaCee takes reward in helping others succeed at something they once perceived as difficult or impossible. He finds that tutoring is not entirely about completing the assignment for a particular grade or in a timely manner, but helping the student obtain a foundation and understanding of the material so that they may be more successful and confident in their abilities in the future.

Brian Pintado

Brian graduated from G. Holmes Braddock Senior High School in 2014. He attends the Honors College at Florida International University where he is pursuing a bachelor’s in biomedical engineering. Brian was involved in various high school academic clubs such as Math, Science, Social Studies, and National Honors Societies, as well as holding the position of Vice President of the Future Business Leaders of America. In his time there, his FBLA state competition achievements included placing first in American Enterprise Project and third in Computer Problem Solving. In addition to being recognized as an AP scholar with Distinction for averaging a 3.5 score over several AP exams, Brian was selected for two IT internships in his high school career. In 2015, he earned an associate degree in mechanical engineering at Miami-Dade College. A well-rounded student, Brian has experience teaching both math and sciences to others through volunteer work.

Derick Suarez

Derick graduated with distinction from G. Holmes Braddock Senior High in 2013 where he was vice president of The National Science Honor Society, and in charge of the after-school tutoring program. Finding his niche while competing in the SECME balsa bridge building competition, where he ranked nationally, he went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering at Brown University. While at Brown, Derick focused his studies on solid mechanics and material science, learning the interplay between microstructure and bulk properties. His high marks earned him a spot in the national engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi. Throughout his four years at Brown, Derick continued teaching by becoming a private tutor and a teaching assistant for various university courses.

Kevin Delamo

Kevin graduated from G. Holmes Braddock Senior High in 2013 and is currently pursuing his Bachelors of Computer Science at Florida International University. Kevin has become well versed in deeply theoretical mathematics consisting of rigorous formal proofs, intensely intricate coursework about the fundamental functioning of computers as a collection of millions of electrical switches, and powerful problem solving techniques from core programming classes. Outside of his core coursework, Kevin has worked at FIU’s High Performance Database Research Center (HPDRC) to test a citywide system intent on alleviating issues related to public transit. Through his experience in research, collaborative software development, and FIU coursework, Kevin has refined his core math and science knowledge, as well as his capabilities to effectively communicate such complex concepts.

Leannette Pio

Leannette graduated from Miami Coral Park High School in 2012, completing her mathematics courses by 10th grade. She received her Associate of Arts degree in Engineering in 2014 from Santa Fe College and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at Florida International University. As a student at Santa Fe College, Leannette built up an impressive list of accomplishments. She served as an Honors Ambassador, was a representative of the Mathematics team, and received 2nd place at the American Mathematical Association of Two Year-Colleges, all while maintaining a 3.6 GPA. When she isn’t studying for her Bachelor’s, Leannette works as a Scrutineer at Homestead-Miami Speedway and launches volunteer events for the HandsOn network involving different organizations. With her previous tutoring experience and unequivocal commitment to help those in need, Leannette has all the essential qualities needed to not only help her students succeed in their classes, but to inspire them to reach for their goals and aspirations.

Ricardo Rendueles

Ricardo graduated Summa Cum Laude from Barbara Goleman Senior High School and was an accomplished student athlete. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering at Florida International University and is an active member in the school’s Aerospace Engineering Club. When he is not busy with his studies he is a part time wrestling coach at Hialeah Gardens High School and helps his students balance their academic workload while also giving them the tools to achieve their physical goals.  He enjoys being able to apply his various experiences as a student, athlete, and coach to help others willing to learn and prosper.

Richard Vazquez

Richard graduated Summa Cum Laude from Hialeah Gardens High School in 2013. He then went on to graduate from the University of Miami as a Foote Fellow with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics completing tracks in both Pure Mathematics and Probability and Statistics. While in high school Richard was President of the Guitar Club and Science National Honor Society, and at university he became President of the UM Philosophy Society. With seven years of experience as a professional tutor, Richard is passionate about enabling every kind of student to meet their academic potential as well as their personal goals.

Yiselys Soto

Yiselys graduated Cum Laude from G. Holmes Braddock in 2012. She then went on to achiever her Associate’s degree in Business Administration in 2016 from Miami Dade College where she was frequently placed on the Deans list. Yiselys is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida International University. Yiselys was involved in high school academic clubs such as The National Art Honor Society, The National English Honor Society, and The Technical Arts Club. Desiring to take her love of more creative ventures to a grander scale, she hopes to seamlessly intertwine both aspects of artistic creativity and business into her students’ curricula.

Zain Usman

Zain graduated Summa Cum Laude from Ronald Reagan Doral Senior High School in 2015 as the President of The National Honor Society while obtaining his Cambridge AICE diploma. Zain is currently attending the University of Miami as a Foote Fellow and a recipient of the full tuition Ronald A. Hammond Scholarship. He is majoring in Computer Engineering with a focus in software and hopes to take his experiences and utilize them to empower the youth, enabling them to have an opportunity to a successful future.