The Magic and Beauty of Computer Science

Robb Cutler

Robb Cutler is the CEO of Tutor Crossing, a small start-up that provides business services to private tutors. He is also president of the the Computer Science Teachers Association, an international membership association of K-12 computer science teachers.

After working for several high-tech companies in New England and building his own successful software consulting company, he started, grew, and then sold an Internet Service Provider known for its friendliness and emphasis on customer service.

Switching careers and coasts, Robb and his family moved to California where he taught Advanced Placement Computer Science and was the Assistant Head of School at The Harker School in San Jose. Between 2002 and 2004, he more than doubled the size of Harker's AP Computer Science program while also enrolling double the national average of girls. His program was recognized by the College Board in the inaugural Advanced Placement Report to the Nation as an exemplary program leading the world in preparing students for the study of computer science. Robb also co-authored an AP test preparation book for computer science.

In addition to his work with CSTA, Robb volunteers on the board of the Inner Growth Center, an organization that helps children and families with their emotional growth and development. Robb is a member of the ACM Education Council and has been a member of the ACM CSTA Steering Committee and the ACM Java Task Force.

Robb graduated from Hawken School and earned a B.A. in Computer Science and a B.A. in German from Dartmouth College. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

He lives in San Jose with his wife, five children, and Charlie, a poodle-terrier mix who likes nothing better than to stick his head out the car window on the way to Tutor Crossing every morning.