About Us

about us

DJ Glusker, M.B.A. – Owner/Educator

DJ leads Aptitude’s curricula, programming, advising and scheduling. He specializes in teaching math, biology, chemistry, physics, and test preparation.

DJ taught in secondary schools, led academic advisories and community service, and coached soccer, lacrosse, wrestling, and golf. He is certified as a level 3 soccer, level 4 hockey, and level 2 ski coach, having coached youth sports since 1989.

DJ also directed Harvard Education designed Sports PLUS Camp, a program designed to enhance cognitive, strategic, athletic and academic skills. He worked on Harvard Ed project A.P.P.L.E., with education leaders Dr. Jeff Beedy, Dr. Thomas Lickona and Dr. Robert Coles in Applied Programs, Paradigms, and Learning Experiences, addressing moral and character development in education.

DJ studied pre-med, earned a B.S. in Biology from University of Southern Maine, and completed a M.B.A. from Westminster College’s Gore School of Business. In addition, DJ has learned along the way from the many lessons in classroom and life.


Our Mission

Our mission is to create judgement-free, individualized learning environments for all students.

Acumen Academics is committed to providing personal academic support to students with one-on-one tutoring. Learning in a social environment can be challenging. Students often worry too much about their peers instead of the content and task at hand. With a single tutor helping your student through the content, they will feel comfortable to ask questions and push their limits beyond what they feel comfortable doing in the classroom.

Having your student meet with one tutor consistently allows the relationship to grow between tutor and student. The tutor will view the client as a learner and student, and will know their strengths, weaknesses, attitude, and performance expectations. We strive to better understand each student so that they can not only improve their performance, but also feel good about learning through teaching methods that meet their unique needs. We are here to help, support, teach and learn from you and your student.

We look forward to hearing how we can help you and your student.





Our Approach

experience yourself

It’s simple. We want to help you learn better and faster. That’s why we designed our platform based on proven teaching methods verified by top researchers.

Effectiveness of online learning

Online learning plays a significant role in a lifelong education.

Peer assessments

In many courses, the most meaningful assignments cannot be easily graded by a computer

Mastery learning

On our system, we typically give immediate feedback on a concept a learner did not understand.

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