What skills should tutors have for accommodating visual / auditory / kinesthetic learners? None, I'm afraid; that's simply not a thing. And yet, many students' lived experiences suggests that it is. Why? I suspect it's for more or less the same reasons that September...read more
You probably remember the quote:There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know.When...read more
On the heels of yesterday's post about price and value, I was shocked by Seth Godin's latest blog post, fundamentally on the same topic. We at WCTC aim to be 10x coaches, training the next generation of 10x students, so that they can become 10x adult contributors....read more
Working with me and my team is more expensive than working with most tutors. That's because what we do is actually different in a few ways. Here's how to make sure you're getting good value for your money. Does one of these describe you? You need the right answers to...read more
Adam Grant just wrote a lovely piece in the New York Times that points out that, as he puts it, "academic excellence is not a strong predictor of career excellence." He's right, and for the right reasons, but a quick skim of the piece might lead you astray. The key...read more
This outstanding TED Talk by Barnard's president is mainly about choking under pressure. But how interesting that the example Professor Beilock spends most time on is girls' learning math. One of the excellent points she makes so well is that there's a difference...read more
I will no longer be recommending Princeton Review's Math 2 prep books, because their latest edition features a test that is a problem-by-problem parody of an official College Board test. I don't have a problem with close copies of official tests -- on the contrary,...read more
If you want to handle repeated challenge in the best way, you have to start by realizing that the goal isn’t to change your challenges. The goal is to improve your ability to handle them.read more
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