TULA is a chain of after-school learning centers. We exist to fill in the gaps that kids struggle with at school and help them build life skills that they need in order to succeed in the real world. 


A year ago, TULA was just an idea between two friends, James Centenera and Fenton Whelan, who met while working at Mckinsey, the world’s leading management consulting firm.

Today, TULA is a passionate group of more than 20 young professionals reinventing education and educating hundreds of children in Makati and Pasig. And they are only just starting.


Grit, curiosity, and self-control. Optimism, resilience, and a growth mindset. Social skills and thinking skills. These are not your typical subjects at school. But according to leading employers and scientists globally, these traits are among the most important qualities that lead to individual success.

TULA believes every child can develop these qualities and is reinventing learning to achieve just that.