I was happy to be asked to do a podcast interview with Julie Kim, of Julie Kim Consulting. The conversation was friendly, fun, and informative—three of my favorite qualities! Check out the podcast episode yourself by clicking here. Let us know if you enjoyed it!
I was asked twice today for reading recommendations for juniors. Yessssssss! (I love this question.) First off, I recommend SO highly picking stuff that you are actually interested in reading. Good reading isn’t necessarily boring; and if you like what you’re reading, you’re much more likely to get it done! Here are some titles I can […]
I don’t know if you know this, but I’m a big music fan. Isn’t everybody? I listen to Spotify pretty much non-stop—when I’m working, reading, cooking, exercising. My awesome students at the Bresee Foundation and I got to talking about music, and they asked me to put together a playlist of my favorite study music. […]
I’ve been talking to folks about calculator programs, specifically whether or not you’re allowed to use them on the ACT. I had a student take the test recently at John Marshall High School here in Los Angeles. The test proctor manually deleted everything stored in the memory of every student’s calculator. That shouldn’t have happened, but I understand […]
Looking for some thoughtful and concise test prep wisdom? Look no further! I had a delightful conversation with Jordan Schanda, founder of ScholarPrep, that fits the bill. Enjoy…and check out ScholarPrep’s college admissions tools while you’re there. Can Test Prep be Non-Boring? with Tutor Ted
We test prep people tend to be a pretty collegial bunch, which is to say that we tend to support and appreciate our competition. While I don’t support all of our competitors, I definitely respect the approach that Compass takes and have felt that way for a long time. One reason for that is the level of […]
Ted takes a field trip to Campbell Hall High School to speak with their director of college counseling, Jennifer Simpson. As a self-proclaimed “recovering life planner,” Jennifer uses her strategist superpowers to help individual students identify and prepare for their best path for after graduation. (0:43) Jennifer shares some of the biggest misconceptions she encounters […]
Ted talks with self-professed “helicopter mom” Courtney Jane about her high-achieving children, Jamie and Cece, who were also students of Ted’s test prep program. Jamie just completed his junior year at Harvard and Cece will be starting at Brown in the fall; clearly this mom is doing something right! Courtney discusses what she thinks has […]