Wes Carroll Tutoring & Coaching Blog

Remote Work: The Toll of Interruptions

Remote Work: The Toll of Interruptions

Remote work is the new cool, and it's easy to see why. With advancements in technology, improved digital communication tools, and a global mindset that's ...
Education in the time of COVID-19

Education in the time of COVID-19

We are all being called on to do more than we are used to. Schools are suddenly closed, and they are scrambling to figure out ...
Tutoring by video, Done Now and Done Right

Tutoring by video, Done Now and Done Right

COVID-19 has undeniably reshaped the way we live, work, and interact. As countries grappled with rising case numbers and healthcare challenges, individuals and communities were ...
On intuition and the quadratic equation

On intuition and the quadratic equation

"Dr. Po-Shen Loh has discovered a new way to solve quadratics." Well, yes and no. Dr. Loh is a great coach, educator, and evangelist, and ...

Dear Wes

We wanted to share some great news. (My son) presented 3 posters at the (large conference) in (major city) last week.  One of his posters ...
I'm Just Venting

I’m Just Venting

It really bums me out when the New Yorker piece on someone in our industry covers someone so... ugh, where do I even start? Peppermint ...
Excellence In Balance

Excellence In Balance

My sister-in-law recently wrote this piece on modern work and its relationship to family and community. So I'm taking this opportunity to thank Adam, Aidan, ...
ACT & SAT: Are They Winners' Games?

ACT & SAT: Are They Winners’ Games?

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 ...
Test Anxiety

Test Anxiety

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 ...
"Test Day Jitters"

“Test Day Jitters”

"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 ...