by Wes Carroll | Jun 16, 2021 | Blog, college admissions, How to Be a Bright(er) Student, SAT prep, test prep, the value of education
Because the way I do it, the students gain skills that they’ll actually use throughout their adult lives.
My buddy Tutor Ted and I were discussing this recently: check out the clip.
(PS snappy title notwithstanding, I don’t “coach the ACT,” I coach people through the process of learning to excel at that test.)
by Wes Carroll | Aug 24, 2020 | bespoke, Blog, college admissions, continuing education, distance learning, education advocacy, general update, SAT prep, teaching style, test prep, the value of education, Why should I care?
Today Seth Godin posted:
Education is the hustle for a credential. It exchanges compliance for certification. An institution can educate you.
Learning can’t be done to you. It is a choice and it requires active participation, not simple adherence to metrics.
Learning is the only place to find resilience, possibility and contribution, because learning is a lifelong skill that isn’t domain dependent.
Most of the learning moments in our lives are accidental or random. A situation presents itself and if we’re lucky, we learn something from it.
I agree that learning is where it’s at, which is why we’re introducing a few new offerings in the coming weeks. If you’re on our mailing list, you’ll see those shortly. (And if not, let me know, and I’ll be happy to add you.)
But I also think that if you can rack up an educational credential as part of the learning process, it’s worth going for it. And that’s why we also continue to help students prepare for standardized tests, math competitions, and classwork.
To sum up: It’s great if you join us because you want the STEM grades and the test scores. But once you’re here, it’s the learning that’ll really blow your doors off!
So… let’s get to it.
by Wes Carroll | Dec 14, 2016 | Blog, MIT, ROI, the value of college, the value of education, Uncategorized
A recent study claims that an MIT education offers better ROI (Return on Investment) than that of any other undergrad institution.
As an alum, I’m excited to hear it. As a professional educator, I’m excited to share it. (And as an ambitious person, I’m wondering what more I could do with my education and my network…)
Anyhow: “Go Tech!”