About Us

Derek Haynes, founder of Destined for Greatness Academic Services, graduated New Bern High School with a 3.6 GPA.  Haynes began tutoring students in various subjects in 2011 and noticed the stellar success he had with them.

After experiencing his own academic failures, at North Carolina State University, Haynes took time to reevaluate his study skills.  Considering his past successes and taking into account his failures—began to consider how to help others after helping himself.

​Being surrounded by supportive friends and family always allowed him to get perspective on shortcomings and ways to succeed at new subjects.  He realized that others needed academic help that was innovative, personal, and encouraging.  It was with this realization, Destined for Greatness Academic Services (D4GAS) was fully borne.