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TUTORING                          MENTORING                              COUNSELING


Cornell Michael Barbain Ed.S


Certified Education Specialist (TX, AZ)

Special Education Support Specialist (TX, LA, AZ, CA, GA, CO)

National Insurance Producer (TX, LA, AZ, CA, GA, WA, MO, VA, AL, OH)

Financial Services Consultant (TX, LA, AZ, CA, GA, WA, MO, VA, AL, OH)

Community Activist (TX, LA, AZ, CA, GA, OH)

Real Estate Investor (TX, LA, AZ, CA, GA, OH)

Recommended New Teacher of the Year (New Orleans, LA)

Recommended New Teacher of the Year (Garland, TX)

New Teacher of the Quarter (Athens, GA)


Cornell is a New Orleans, LA native and HBCU graduate of Dillard University. He grew up in the 7th Ward (St. Bernard Housing Projects) less than a mile from his elementary school, middle school, high school and college. He has also lived and taught in several states across the U.S. and is known for being a savvy business professional that's very passionate about helping youths and families become financially literate. Cornell is a "BIG" believer in giving back to the community by hosting annual free financial literacy seminars and workshops for local schools, business groups, and civic organizations.


Cornell is a serial entrepreneur and seasoned educator currently holding several professional licenses, certifications, and degrees. He holds insurance licenses in several states and is a certified education specialist with over 20 years of combined teaching, management, and consulting experience. Shortly after graduating from his alma mater, he began his teaching career but later relocated to Minneapolis, MN and developed a serious passion for financial education working as a regional director of financial advice for Ameriprise Financial Services. In 2006, after hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans he moved back home to take care of his parents but later relocated to Dallas, TX rejoining the teaching profession. In 2017, while serving as an administrator in Dallas, Texas, he was able to create and implement several educational programs for students with diverse needs while serving as the Asst. Dean of Students for Harmony Public Schools.

In 2019, he relocated to San Diego to create a financial services business partnership with his childhood friend and mentor Marshall Faulk and World Financial Group. In 2021, he decided to relocate to Houston and combine all of his business affiliations together to create Cornell M. Barbain Enterprises, INC. As a result, he was able to incorporate his education, financial, legal, real estate, and home healthcare services businesses under the umbrella of his corporation making sure that seniors, adults, and children are provided the resources to live a better quality of life.

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