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Jay Veal: Taking the Road Less Traveled
Jay Veal, the son of retired military parents who served in the Air Force for 22 years, considers himself a citizen of the world. Education has always been of utmost importance for Jay, having attending schools in various places, including Japan and Korea, where he observed how they structured their educational systems quite differently. At a young age, Jay realized he needed to focus on subjects that not only interested him, but would help him achieve his goals in life.
A lifelong teacher, Jay started tutoring at the age of 10. He was active in school, participating in many organizations and activities, including the student council, Junior NASA, the Society of Black Engineers, and many other groups geared toward mathematics, science and engineering.
He holds a BS in Information Systems with a minor in Mathematics, and a Master’s of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction – Mathematics, from the University of Texas at Arlington. A certified math instructor, Jay taught at the #5 National High School, the Townview Magnet Center-SEM, Duncanville High School, and other high schools.
Recognizing a need, Jay started It’s Not Complicated, (INC), a tutoring program for students of all grades and ages. They take an individualized approach to helping students reach their goals, gathering input from the students, their parents and their teachers to create a balanced plan for every student that comes to them.
INC believes it’s not enough to simply tutor someone. They take the time to understand how each student learns, and then they encourage confidence and a positive outlook to ensure long-term success. They focus on tutoring in science and math, as well as test preparation for students from as young as five years old, all the way up to the master’s degree level.
A perpetual student, Jay plans to earn his Ph.D. in mathematics. His message on learning and achieving your goals: “It is a hard road, but if you believe in staying with it, you can take the road less traveled, and come out a winner.”