About AreteLabs

We aren’t interested in merely entertaining students, in creating just another diversion from actual learning. Nor do we favor gifted students over the rest. Our goal is to provide the motivational spark that, when combined with essential teacher instruction and guidance, drives all students toward excellence.

We believe that competition is the strongest force in nature, the driver of almost all measurable progress. Correctly structured, this is the power that can actually transform learning outcomes for students. With the advantages of the computer and the internet, we are now putting this belief to the test.

Founded By

Tim

Timothy Kelley first had the idea for AreteLabs as a part-time, volunteer Rowing Coach at his high school alma mater. A fierce proponent of the erg (rowing machine), over time he realized that student athletes improved most, and dramatically so, when they were tested routinely (weekly) on the machine, as opposed to infrequently or randomly.

Wondering if and how this regimen might be reproduced in the academic setting, he enrolled at Harvard Kennedy School and began studying education policy. There he came across the work of the of the most cited sociologist of the 20th century, James Coleman, specifically his seminal article published in the Harvard Education Review, "Academic Achievement and the Structure of Competition". It would become the theoretical foundation for the entire AreteLabs concept.

Three years of software development later, Math Madness was the first of the AreteLabs to be released. Two years and a National Science Foundation grant since, the original vision is now nearing completion.

Contributors from Railsware

Innokenty

Innokenty

Full-Stack Engineer

Irina

Irina

Front-End Developer

Andrew

Andrew

Full-Stack Engineer

Yeugene

Yeugene

Product Manager

Andrey

Andrey

Product Designer

Kateryna

Kateryna

Product Designer

Dmitry-1

Dmitry

Full-Stack Engineer

Alex

Alex

Full-Stack Engineer

Dmitry-2

Dmitry

Product Manager

Contributors from Netguru

Marta

Marta

Product Manager

Rafal

Rafal

Full-Stack Engineer

Bartosz

Bartosz

Full-Stack Engineer

Maciej

Maciej

Quality Assurance

More Legendary Contributors

Don

Don

Math Guru

Steve

Steve

Math Guru

Mike

Mike

Product Designer

Annie

Annie

Intern

Jeff

Jeff

Full-Stack Engineer