60 – Real Talk on Standardized Test and Test Prep with Kathryn Zheng

Test prep tutoring is very expensive and a lot of people don’t have those resources. This week, I’m joined by Kathryn Zheng, the founder of Sparky Prep. Sparky Prep is an online peer tutoring program where high school students tutor other high school students on the SAT, ACT, APs, and other academic subjects. I talk about why Kathryn started the organization, how it works, and what she thinks about the value of standardized tests.

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Sparky Prep

 

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59 – Lessons from a Former Admissions Officer with Sean Cai

On Reddit, former admissions officer WilliamTheReader made some harsh accusations against his former bosses. On this episode, I talk with my friend Sean Cai about these accusations and how we as students should react. Among the topics discussed are how school treat private school applicants, low income students, and Asian American students.

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Reddit thread from WilliamTheReader

 

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