After being in the thick of standardized test prep full-time for a year now, I'm at the edge of perfection in four exams. (Thank you; you may hold your applause.) Nevertheless, I'm wondering if this idea of perfection in one area of my life has me thinking I can be perfect in other areas of … Continue reading The Illusion of Perfection
Tests are friends, not foes. Feeling negatively toward these tests won't help you pass them. But with so much frustration, disappointment, jealousy and resentment going around regarding these tests, how can you re-frame your thinking in a more positive manner? Here are the ten reasons I love standardized tests. They're honest. These tests are the … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why Tests are Friends, Not Foes.
Coaching tennis and being coached in tennis have been the greatest cross-overs to tutoring, Soph explains, because they have deepened her understanding of the process of getting better. After college, Soph coached Varsity and JV high school team tennis as well as clinics and private lessons for kids, adults, and seniors. Here in San Diego, … Continue reading How Tennis Has Helped Soph Become a Better Tutor
It's 8:30pm, and I feel like a normal person, meaning I don't feel like studying. If I could, without exploding, I would eat a second dinner, but I've already spent enough time in the kitchen putting off getting to my desk. My brain is tired, my friends are texting me, and I just want to … Continue reading Get Plumped for Verbal Sections