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πŸ‘©πŸΎβ€πŸ«πŸ“šSAT/ACT/Subject tutor committed 2 equity & affordability. VTech, UVA law alum. ACT & SAT Book & resource addict. Views are my own. #testoptionalnow 🐧
17 Jun 20
Ask me why I left my old tutoring company a year ago and started Jenn the Tutor (perceptions like these discussed and this thread made me bold)

From what I recall the words were of my former boss was: It’s racist to hire you just because your black and illegal

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A white tutor, one of our best, noticed that there was a mostly black class at Colgan High School for the after school paid program

She realized I was leaving due to low enrollment at Colgan & thought maybe representation by a Black tutor brought to the classroom would be better
she asked me if I could take over the class. Now mind you we were suppose to be independent contractors so subcontracting work was suppose to be in our power but we had to get approval from the boss.
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13 May 20
My thread of #apexams2020 as The Office

#APExams #APocalypseExams

Day 1 issues with submissions
Day 2 false promises by @CollegeBoard that it will all work out for #APExams #apexams2020 #APocalypseExams
Day 3: college board blames students browser for issues they admitted on Day 1 they knew would happen but did nothing to prevent

#APExams #apexams2020 #APocalypseExams
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9 May 20
Three big myths the crowd opposed to #testoptionalnow Puts out without data

1. That when standardized test scores are dropped out of the equation other factors get weighed more. Where’s the proof? Does common data show this. Seriously, if you have proof show it
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2. That test prep only gives a couple points and it doesn’t matter- 20-70 sat points can shift a list in some score ranges

@CoachHixonDimes taught me yesterday that GA scholarships for zell/hope require 1200 sat or 26 act. So if you are at a 1180 and not 1200 it matters 3/
Also test prep can produce about 100-200 sat points and that is low for me, that’s a bad result. I’m never happy with 100-200 sat points unless you were at a 1400. 4/
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14 Dec 19
Last minute ACT tips that will increase your score tomorrow

1. (If nothing else)-bubble in everything. I don't care if the proctor or your parent or friend says there is a penalty for guessing. They are wrong... Bubble in everything. Do not leave a bubble blank

Not like this
2. Waiting until the 5 minute warning to bubble in everything usually makes you feel stressed out. Bubble in everything 15 minutes before the end of each section (mark your spot) and use the 5 min warning to work on easy questions that take up no time
3. Set a watch to noon when you start a section- keeps tracks of the time without calculating- professor Heytens taught me this before my first law school exam
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13 Dec 19
Someone asked if they could include this in their slides for students and if I objected

So for the record: share away and give me credit please. You don't need my permission as long as you share it as @jennthetutor's resources
I update periodically. So make sure you check back
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26 Nov 19
Apparently the associate superintendent is digging in,still not letting coaches who have resigned but are actively working to recruit kids for college access Hudl even after the student & parents requested this and the coaches are willing 2 assist (which they don’t have to do) 1/
The February 1st signing day is fast approaching. These kids have colleges interested but the Athletic Director believes he should limit the coaches and circumvent the will of the parents to punish the coaches who left 2/
I thought the goal of schools was to provide more opportunities for students who may not otherwise have the chance to go to college to go to college 3/
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