Origins of Thiebaut Method
Paul Thiebaut III created Thiebaut Method based on a very simple concept backed up by his experience, 12 years cultivating student passions, and some of the most reliable psychological science: People do their best work and experience emotional fulfillment when they pursue their passions (intrinsic motivations).
Fiercely passionate people work hard, persist, focus on growth, and care about things beyond themselves. Qualities like these lead to continuous skill development, adaptability and creativity, and an inclination to innovate. Thiebaut Method calls these people, Real World ILMers.
Gifted, talented, innovation, creativity, and genius research shows that the most outstanding individuals are intrinsically motivated.
Paul Thiebaut III used his passions in 2003 to learn his way out of poverty and then created Thiebaut Method to teach students how to use their intrinsic motivations as a tool for exploration & discovery, creativity, and innovation. Read Paul's article about intrinsic motivation
About Thiebaut Method
Thiebaut Method (formerly, 10 Books A Home) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit whose mission is to connect struggling students with their passions. Since 2011, we've offered passion-driven private tutoring to low-income students. We have tutored more than 1,000 students and almost every student has went on to do well in school.
Nearly half of U.S. students are low-income and struggle in school. Thiebaut Method creator and founder, Paul Thiebaut III, himself a high school dropout, was so moved by this shocking reality that in 2009 he dropped out of a master's program to convert his tutoring business into a tutoring nonprofit.
Paul's tutoring business was in high demand due to its success in generating above grade level outcomes, and Paul believed a passion-driven tutoring program for low-income children could help end poverty.
Since 2007, Thiebaut Method has been helping students learn and succeed in school through their passions.
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East Palo Alto, CA 94303
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