I didn't expect Farnam Street to relate so directly to college admissions, but it does, and in a way that is as important as it is deep. According to the post linked above, the outcome of a "winner's game" is determined mostly by the actions of the winner; the outcome...read more
Students suffering from test anxiety often make things worse by misunderstanding the nature of successful preparation work. They think: "my goal is to have new knowledge and new techniques." But that's wrong. The right goal is to have new habits. Under pressure, all...read more
"Test day jitters" manifests as "the problems were hard!" when what's really going on is "I'm not quite as capable when I'm nervous / amped up / in the spotlight." The biggest barrier to addressing this issue is misunderstanding what's really going on.read more
"There is a front door, there is a back door, and I've created a side door." William Singer may have been thinking outside the box, but I suspect he's soon going to be in a different (and much less metaphorical) sort of box -- one well-suited for lots and lots of...read more
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
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