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2019 Admissions Scandal

2019 Admissions Scandal

"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, ...
Learning Styles

Learning Styles

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 ...
Unknown Unknowns

Unknown Unknowns

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, ...
10X

10X

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 ...
What Straight-A Students Get Wrong: An Honest Take

What Straight-A Students Get Wrong: An Honest Take

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 ...

Math Under Pressure

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 ...
Goodbye, Princeton. I Loved You While It Lasted

Goodbye, Princeton. I Loved You While It Lasted

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 ...
Dealing With Repeated Challenges (Part of "How To Be A Brighter Student")

Dealing With Repeated Challenges (Part of “How To Be A Brighter Student”)

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 ...
Work Like An Expert (Part Of "How To Be A Brighter Student")

Work Like An Expert (Part Of “How To Be A Brighter Student”)

February is the final date of the AMC, but it is also time to start your prep for SAT Subject Tests and AP’s. Examine your test prep strategy.  How will your ...
10,000 hours?

10,000 hours?

You don’t have to make yourself miserable to be successful. Success isn’t about working hard, it’s about working smart. Andrew Wilkinson When it comes to ...