Dick DeVos, Jr., the son of Amway founder Dick DeVos, Sr., is one of my favorite philanthropists. He has perfected the fine art of giving back to one’s community. The billionaire entrepreneur and former owner of the Orlando Magic makes giving to causes he believes in a huge part of how he operates. DeVos’s philanthropic activity includes donations to various educational pursuits, funding to local infrastructure, support to non-profit organizations that help the homeless, and many other causes. He has recently come clean about the extent of his giving. All of these years Mr. DeVos chose to do his philanthropic activities in a quiet and humble manner. Since disclosing this information, one thing is clear: not only does this billionaire gives back in a big way! He uses his social influence to improve his local community in a big way. Another inspiring quality about Dick DeVos is how he gets his family involved in the giving as well. He and his wife often partner up to work together on various causes. They also work in partnership with their children on different projects. It is so heartening to see someone with a lot of money and influence to use it for the greater good. So often we see rich people spend their money selfishly. That is simply not the case with the DeVos family. They are definitely committed to making the world a better place. I think these are very admirable qualities.
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Solvy is the latest gracious gift from Alexei Beltyukov. Beltyukov is a gracious entrepreneur known for angel-funding various entrepreneurs. He has also helped to provide struggling companies in Russia with financial assistance. Beltyukov has a very clear desire to help those around him. He has been called a pioneer in Russian business because he made executive leadership courses more affordable and available to the general public. His track record of successful entrepreneurship makes him an excellent CEO at Solvy and gives the public hope that this program will be found in schools very soon.
In education today students often turn to their teachers, parents, or friends in frustration saying,”When will I ever use this? Why does it even matter if I know this?” By integrating web-based Solvy software into math curriculum, this question will be completely eliminated from their minds.
Solvy shows students math problems based on their interests. For example, if a child is interested in music, Solvy will use music concepts to teach students the math concepts which were assigned by the teacher. Solvy is also fantastic for educators who crave more accurate data. With just a few clicks of your mouse, you can see how they solved the problem and if they arrived at the correct answer: no more hours of grading graphs and tables! Solvy makes math content relatable and interesting to students while giving teachers more time to focus on targeted instruction.
Solvy is very versatile: it can be used by just a student or in conjunction with a teacher’s virtual Solvy classroom. This gives all students the opportunity to use Solvy and better their understanding of math regardless of their teacher’s inclusion or exclusion of this program. Solvy is web-based and can be accessed anywhere with an internet connection making this program even more innovative and convenient. Next time you hear a question about how math is relevant to a student, send them to Solvy.com where they can discover just how relevant math really is. Follow Alexei on MTV for further information.