Kristian Markus

Associate Director of Educational Technology

First-Generation Professional

Kristian joins Study Smart Tutors with nearly a decade of experience teaching high school English and elective courses in financial literacy and front-end web development. Kristian also brings a passion for educational technology and curricular development, having created online courses for the Youth Business Association, the Just Keep Livin’ Foundation, and Animo Code Academy. Kristian’s core educational beliefs include helping empower students through culturally relevant curricula and developing content that teaches the skills and tools needed for the jobs of the 21 st century.

Kristian earned his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of California, Irvine and his Master of Science in Educational Technology from Cal State University, Fullerton. Kristian lives with his wife in Long Beach, CA and enjoys spending his free time reading, writing, and learning all things digital media.