Director/Co-founder, Marcus Osborne

Marcus, born and raised in London, England, was an ECE (Exceptional Child Education) teacher for the Jefferson County Public School system, and is now full time owner, instructor and trainer at The Academy of Louisvile which he co-founded with his wife, Jenny, in 2005.   His Masters degree in Education is from Spalding University in Louisville and his undergraduate degree is from the University of East Anglia in the U.K. There, he majored in European history and film studies with a minor in Italian language.

Marcus switched careers when the Osbornes moved to Louisville from New York City in 2003. In New York, Marcus was a freelance production coordinator on films, commercials and television shows. His most rewarding work experiences in this field were the educational series he did for PBS and Hallmark Entertainment so his change of profession to teaching has proved to be a natural fit. Marcus also spent time teaching TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) in Grenada, Spain.

Founder, Jenny Osborne

Jenny earned her teaching certification in New York State as an English Teacher. She also earned a B.A. from New York University in Creative Writing and a Masters in Education from Brooklyn College.

Jenny's educational work experience also included the writing and implementing of the Learn & Serve America Grant and the New York State Council on the Arts: Empire State Grant for Metropolitan Corporate Academy in Brooklyn. At MCA, on top of being a full time English and Social Studies teacher, her duties included being the Project Arts Liaison, the director of the MCA Litmag and Poetry Slam, and a member of the leadership team.

Awards she has received include the Founders Day Award for Highest Scholastic Preferment and the David A. Bickimer Arts in Education Memorial Award for Promoting Student Poetry.

Marcus and Jenny Osborne

Marcus and Jenny met and married in New York City in 1993. They have two lovely daughters, Ruby and Roxy. Marcus grew up in London and spent his summers in Paris and Burgundy with his grandparents. He is fluent in both English and French, and is proficient in Spanish and Italian. Marcus' outside interests include soccer, film and architecture.

Jenny Osborne grew up in Louisville, Kentucky in Crescent Hill, and came back after fourteen years in New York City so she and Marcus could raise their children in a more family-friendly environment. 

Jenny tragically passed away in October, 2019.

Manager and High School Director, Katie Morgan

Katie's background is in both psychology and education -- both her parents are retired teachers so Katie has been around this field all her life -- her psychology background helps tremendously with our program for learning differences and the social work aspect inherent in teaching.  She is family to us and we are thrilled our students get to have someone with the kind of care and intelligence only Katie gives each day without waiver. 

Our Tutors

We choose teachers from all walks of life with not only teaching backgrounds but with unique perspectives and skill sets to ensure we get the most innovative and supportive tutor for your child's specific needs.