Vivian Hobbs has been involved with children’s education for the last 30 years. She previously owned and operated a major learning franchise for 15 years with over 200 students ranging from 3 years old through high school, including students with various learning disabilities.
In 2007, she developed Pinecone Active Learning. Here she was able to bring in additional elements to the standard supplemental math and reading programs. She added application/word problems and some common core concepts to the math program. She also added a very sophisticated grammar program to the reading program. Finally, she developed her own writing program which has helped dozens of children learn the basics of writing.
Ms. Hobbs graduated from UC San Diego with an MS Degree in Industrial Psychology and a minor in mathematics and research design. She held research and math-related positions in Silicon Valley for several years prior to embarking into the field of education.