Maria Gregori is the owner and director of Leading Learners. Maria is a youth advocate, devoted to helping young people discover their opportunities and potential to learn. Maria believes that our youth around the world are too often not treated with the respect they deserve. After studying philosophy at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Maria began tutoring and found she could help one student have a drastically more enjoyable day at school with a little bit of help. Soon Maria was offered a job in Taipei, Taiwan, tutoring students who were studying in American Schools. Maria continued tutoring in Alaska and new Mexico, then decided to start a company to provide local students with local tutors when she moved with her family to Colorado.