Coming from a family of educators has given me a unique perspective on our school system. While there are some amazing teachers out there who have dedicated their lives to helping kids, the fact of the matter is that 51% of young people graduating from high school are NOT ready for college level math. With the job market as difficult as it is, a college degree is no longer a differentiating factor in the job market, but a necessity. On top of that, the average college graduate is making $6-$20,000 more per year than their high school counterpart!
With so much importance on higher education, why are our school systems not set up to help kids get into college? Let me be very clear, I don’t blame the teachers. Let’s call it what it is, the system is set up to fail. With most classes sitting at over a 20:1 ratio (student to teacher), how are the teachers supposed to give those who need extra help that personal attention? Instead of teaching individual comprehension and application, they are forced to feed a memorization and regurgitation model in order to impact the highest number of students.
There is obviously a need for individual help, and fortunately there are a ton of resources that are available to us. There are some amazing paid sources out there. There are also some great free options (coming soon!). This is the beauty of technology. Now more than ever, we have resources available to us that were once only for a select few. And while the free resources are a great place to start, many people still need and deserve that personal attention. So, that’s why we are here. We want to provide a free resource for those that need help. We want to create an online community where people come and share their experiences. To give those that have the desire to help, a medium to reach people. In my 13+ years in corporate America, I’ve learned that the power of collective learning will ALWAYS win!
At the end of the day, that is want to create. A community where people come to seek and share knowledge. We want this to be a fun environment where people are growing and helping those that might be in the same position they were in. Learning should be fun right? Remember when you were younger and you would learn something new and you could feel that excitement washing over you? If just one person walks away from this with that feeling, then we have done our job.
We are going to approach this a bit differently. There are quite a few subjects that we are going to be posting on shortly that we KNOW will help you score higher on the math section of the SAT. There will be everything from basic test taking tactics (standardized tests have some hard fast rules), breaking down the sections of the test, strategies to maximize scores, and much much more. That being said, we want to hear from each of you. This is all about you and the more we know about what will help YOU, the more focused we can be on your specific needs. So feel free to reach out on Facebook, Instagram Twitter or Pinterest. Remember, there is no such thing as a bad question and the likelihood is that if you have a question there are thousands of people out there that have the same one! I can’t wait to go on this journey with each and every one of you.