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
Is your focus like a predator's or like a prey animal's? What does pupil shape indicate about an animal's behavior?
My answer is maybe. Training your mind to be clear of all thought or to be open and perceptive of its external environment might help with mental willpower, and this might help develop the keen focus you must have to perform on standardized tests. The ability to direct one's focus is a crucial skill for test-takers. … Continue reading Will Meditation Improve Your Scores?