OUR TEAM

Dr. Leo Eyombo

Chief Executive Officer/Cofounder

Dr. Leo Eyombo has over 18 years of educational experience as a professor, clinician, school administrator, and technology innovator. These experiences include curriculum development, curriculum evaluation, education administration, teacher evaluations, instructional learning strategies, teaching methods and faculty development at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Dr. Eyombo has done extensive research on special education, education technology, instructional learning, education economics, and the effects of visual acuity on academic performance.

Developing educational mobile applications for elementary, secondary, higher education, and health care has been an area of exploration and expertise. Being an educator has been his passion. As an international educator, Dr. Eyombo has lectured and done educational research in Africa, Asia, and the United States. Dr. Eyombo spent a year as Teacher Science Advisor at Benjamin Stoddert Elementary School in the District of Columbia public school system. In this position, he designed, implemented, and evaluated science lectures and headed curriculum design and evaluations.

Education has always been a priority for Dr. Eyombo. As a Chinese Exchange Professor of Business Education, he supervised four Chinese Professors and served as panel member in Sino-US Education programs. His responsibilities also included faculty evaluations and developing courses to meet department educational goals and objectives.

Dr. Eyombo has extensive business experience in the national and international arenas. He speaks multiple languages and excels at building productive relationships between companies and educational institutions here and abroad. He recognizes the needs of students and the desires of the parents in regards to education.

As a businessman, Dr. Eyombo has served as Chief Executive officer for Aleb llc, Advocacy Medicine LLC, Chairperson for Globalocal Integrated Solutions Incorporated, and Executive Director for Preventive Health Services.

Dr. Eyombo obtained a Doctoral degree in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to this, he acquired a Doctor of Optometry from Lyceum Northwestern University, an M.A. in Health Policy from Columbia University, an M.S. in Education from Columbia University, an M.S. in Community Health from Howard University, and an M.B.A. from Morgan State University.

Email lbe@homeworkxpress.com
Phone 336-253-2566

Dr. Rupananda Misra

President/Cofounder

Dr. Rupananda Misra has held higher education teaching positions for over 18 years. He is well-versed on the use of media and technologies to enhance and complement the curriculum of K-12 academics. He is especially interested in understanding the underlying mechanism in the design of e-learning applications from the perspective of representation and meaning-making. More specifically, this interest led him to study the design of educational messages (using words, images, sounds, gestures, etc.) and how these messages are interpreted, understood, and applied by students.

Over the years, Dr. Misra has taught elementary, middle, and high school teachers in the integration of learning technologies in learning environments and its impact on how we think, learn, and make decisions. He has successfully taught in the traditional classroom environment and has spent the last 12 years teaching hybrid and online courses. He has extensive experience in developing curriculums for various educational institutions. This experience has allowed him to stay up-to-date on the current trends in education as well as informed about Common Core curriculum.

Beyond Dr. Misra’s research successes - publishing 7 research papers and a book chapter and giving presentations at 8 conferences—he has also been fortunate to obtain a wide range of teaching experiences. He has had teaching roles as teaching assistant, adjunct professor, and professor at various educational institutions such as Drexel University, Columbia University, Art Institute of Philadelphia, West Virginia University, Purdue University. He received the "Teaching Excellence" award and the "Honor Faculty" award at the Art Institute of Philadelphia.

He holds an M.S. degree in Communications/Journalism from Fort Hayes State University and a doctoral degree in Education from Teachers College, Columbia University. He also completed a two year NIH National Library of Medicine post-doctoral fellowship focusing on Health Informatics at Columbia University.

Email rm@homeworkxpress.com
Phone 610-212-7797

Chris McConnell

Vice President of Finance & Marketing

Chris has worked in business development and financial operations for small and medium sized businesses as well as nonprofit organizations for the last six years. Originally getting his start in New York City as a securities trader, he has refined his interests in business, technology, and education into the possibilities that exist within online tutoring.

Chris has had experience working with small businesses and nonprofits in the fields of: operations, accounting, financial management, marketing, and business development. Chris currently serves on the board of the Jeremy Saxe Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting education and development in Nepal. In less than five years the foundation has already constructed a woman’s school, daycare center, and begun construction on a k-12 school in the village of Pharping.

Chris graduated from Lafayette College with a B.A. in Economics and is currently pursuing his MBA at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Chris played varsity tennis at Lafayette.

Email cm@homeworkxpress.com
Phone 480-332-8540

Geoffrey Zoref

Manager of Operations

Geoff has worked as a Spanish tutor for about 10 years, and in that time he has worked with students of all ages. After he graduated from college, he to moved to Madrid, Spain, where he lived for five years.

In Spain, he worked for a non-profit organization, and then enrolled in graduate school in Madrid where he received an M.A in International Relations. During that time, he also taught classes in English, especially to workers at corporations or businesses, often in classes with six to ten students at a time.

He later worked for Canon España, Canon Inc.'s headquarters on the Iberian Peninsula. At Canon, he was a liaison in the Department of Special Retail for salesmen on the road, and relayed information about the needed stock of Canon merchandise at the stores each salesman's region.

Geoff received his B.A from Cornell University, and his M.A from the Universidad Pontifical Comillas in Madrid.

Email help@homeworkxpress.com
Phone 202 763 3011

Melinda Labo

Outreach Coordinator

Melinda has been teaching for 20 years. After graduating from Franklin Pierce College in 1989 with a Bachelors Degree in Education and Social Work, she began her career of teaching students in New Hampshire in grades K-8. Her passion for working with students and families grew tremendously. She received her Masters in Education as well as her CAGS Degree in Educational Leadership and Curriculum Instruction in 2010 at the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine.

She helped create the Response to Intervention program in her district, and worked as team leader and mentor for many years at the fourth and fifth grade levels. She has been the coordinator for Professional Development amongst her colleagues in her district, and has trained teachers on how to set professional goals, and how to best strategize as an educator to make sure those goals are met. She has been trained in many different reading, writing, and math programs throughout the years. Her ability to communicate with parents and students is a personal strength, as she tends to approach the process of teaching in a warm and positive manner.

Melinda left the full-time classroom at the end of the 2014-2015 school year in order to continue on her journey in education in new and innovative ways. She works as a family counselor, and also works with students in grades K-8, in smaller group settings, in all different areas of the curriculum.

Email melinda@homeworkxpress.com
Phone 603-548-3100
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