"Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world."

-Nelson Mandela

"Cicero distills the best parts of teaching. The one-on-one model yields rich conversations and strong relationships."

-Hadley Westman

Who was Cicero?

Cicero was a lawyer and philosopher in Ancient Rome who stood up to Julius Caesar and decried the death of the Roman Republic. In other words, he was on the right side of history. But, he was also an educator in a public sense and advocated the idea that each person has a moral duty to develop him/herself to the fullest. Education wasn’t just a nice-to-have for Cicero. It’s fundamental to our being.


In the 18th century, English adventurers on their grand tour of Europe hired archaeologists in Rome to show them the newly-unearthed antiquities. They thought of these experts as teachers and called them cicerone after Cicero, a word that now means “guide” in Italian.

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