Core Values

Founded in 2005, RedwoodPrep was founded to offer a unique combination of features—high-impact programs taught by excellent teachers at affordable prices. Too many families get mediocre results produced by ineffective teachers at exorbitant prices.

To offer this combination, Redwood partners with local high schools and full-time professional teachers to offer its programs. Phenomenal teachers with best-in-class materials can most effectively offer the impact Redwood students deserve.

About the Founders

Greg Owsley chairs the Mathematics department at Rockhurst High School, a Jesuit high school in Kansas City, Missouri. In college, Greg earned a BS in Mathematics and a BA in Religious Studies from the University of Rochester. Continuing to pursue his passion for learning, Greg has earned masters degrees in Education and Mathematics in recent years. In his spare time, Greg leads Rockhurst’s mathematics team and performs as a juggler in local Kansas City art shows and festivals.

John Nantz earned a BA in Economics and an MS in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. Starting in high school, John found a passion for helping others learn and tutored students for standardized exams and instructed multiple classes, some of which he helped create. John was an employee of McKinsey & Company, a leading global consultancy, in the firm’s San Francisco office. John is now focused on entrepreneurial endeavors, including Redwood, and writing books. For fun, John enjoys canoe trips and other adventures with good friends and international travel.

Redwood’s Customer Commitment

Standardized test and admissions preparation matters. As our customer, expect high-impact, results-altering instruction from a passionate, experienced teacher. That is our commitment to you.

If you have a concern about a Redwood program or have a great story to share, reach out to us. Either way, we look forward to hearing from you.

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