Tutor Ted Talks College Admissions
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Episode 14: College Essay Guy, The Sequel
Ethan Sawyer, the College Essay Guy, returns to the show for Part 2 of his conversation with Ted. In this follow-up, they “get down to the nitty gritty” of writing an awesome college essay, detailing the four qualities that are essay must-haves. Ethan shares an example of an extremely well-written piece that has both guys […] The post Episode 14: College Essay Guy, The Sequel appeared first on Tutor Ted.
Episode 13: Keep Calm And Test On
Ted speaks with Gail Meyer, President Emeritus of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (ICEA) and an educational consultant specializing in college admissions. Before getting into college admissions she spent 17 years as a clinical social worker specializing in working with adolescents and their families. Gail brings all of her education, skill, and passion for helping […] The post Episode 13: Keep Calm And Test On appeared first on Tutor Ted.
Episode 12: You’re Getting Very, Very Sleepy/Good At Writing College Essays…
Ted introduces Ethan Sawyer, the “College Essay Guy,” a nationally recognized college essay expert. Ethan has a degree from Northwestern in screenwriting and English, an MFA from UC Irvine, two certificates in college counseling and one in hypnotherapy. He utilizes all of this extensive education, as well as his own core values of connection and […] The post Episode 12: You’re Getting Very, Very Sleepy/Good At Writing College Essays… appeared first on Tutor Ted.
Episode 11: Clowning Toward Infinity
Ryan Harrison returns to discuss some of the most common SAT/ACT conspiracy theories, myths, and old wives tales out there. First, though, the guys share a few of the school-themed nightmares they’ve experienced while asleep. Ryan’s range from getting in trouble with his parents to getting lost in the hallways, while Ted’s are of a […] The post Episode 11: Clowning Toward Infinity appeared first on Tutor Ted.
Episode 10: Looking At College Admission Through Rose-Colored Glasses
Ted takes a field trip to Campbell Hall High School to speak with their director of college counseling, Jennifer Simpson. As a self-proclaimed “recovering life planner,” Jennifer uses her strategist superpowers to help individual students identify and prepare for their best path for after graduation. (0:43) Jennifer shares some of the biggest misconceptions she encounters […] The post Episode 10: Looking At College Admission Through Rose-Colored Glasses appeared first on Tutor Ted.
Episode 9: We Like Problems, Yes We Do
Wes Carroll- MIT grad, podcast host, math tutor, educational coach/consultant, and Ted-proclaimed “Master Problem Solver”- joins the show for Episode 9. Wes explains how learning to problem solve is more than simply learning how to answer test questions correctly; in fact, this type of thinking is a skill that will serve students through college and […] The post Episode 9: We Like Problems, Yes We Do appeared first on Tutor Ted.
Episode 8: The Helicopter Mom Has Landed
Ted talks with self-professed “helicopter mom” Courtney Jane about her high-achieving children, Jamie and Cece, who were also students of Ted’s test prep program. Jamie just completed his junior year at Harvard and Cece will be starting at Brown in the fall; clearly this mom is doing something right! Courtney discusses what she thinks has […] The post Episode 8: The Helicopter Mom Has Landed appeared first on Tutor Ted.
Episode 7: Righting An Upside-down Philosophy
Ted welcomes guest and friend Candice Frankel, a college counselor with 25 years of experience. Candice founded her own company, Frankel College Counseling, to assist students and their parents in the application process. In addition, she created The Edwin, a personalized organizational tool designed to yield fantastic college options. As her own 10th grade daughter […] The post Episode 7: Righting An Upside-down Philosophy appeared first on Tutor Ted.
Episode 6: Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance, Pals
Jordan Schanda, co-founder of ScholarPrep, joins Ted to discuss when and how students should begin to prepare for the college application process. ScholarPrep is centered around The Organizer, a tool that helps students set goals, track their progress and organize all of the information they will need for college and scholarship applications. Jordan’s goal is […] The post Episode 6: Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance, Pals appeared first on Tutor Ted.
Episode 5: Gimme Shelter(ed Assets)
Chelsea Watkins, founder and CEO of College Application Training, joins Ted for a conversation about how families can handle the staggering cost of college. College Application Training provides guidance with creating a stellar college application and assistance in filling out a FAFSA. Ultimately, they create a customized college funding plan and overall financial strategy for […] The post Episode 5: Gimme Shelter(ed Assets) appeared first on Tutor Ted.
Episode 4: Martha Marion’s Mathematic Mnemonics
Ted introduces Martha Marion: actor, writer, comedian, poet, and longest-tenured tutor at Ted’s company (take that Ryan!) Martha’s tutoring specialty is in translating intimidating math problems into more accessible narratives. She and Ted discuss PEMDAS, SOHCAHTOA, and whether or not it’s true that All Sexy Teachers Cook?! (5:00) Ted and Martha discuss the plausibility of […] The post Episode 4: Martha Marion’s Mathematic Mnemonics appeared first on Tutor Ted.
Episode 3: Decisions, Decisions
Episode 3 features guest Jacob Osborne, the newest member of the Tutor Ted test prep family. Jacob is a 2016 Yale graduate, actor and comedian in Los Angeles, and lifelong fan of JJ Redick. Ted asks him about growing up in a tiny town in Vermont, the pressure he might have felt from having parents […] The post Episode 3: Decisions, Decisions appeared first on Tutor Ted.
Episode 2: Is All Fair In Love and Test Prep?
Episode 2 asks whether, in a world where people with means so often have an advantage over others, the test prep business is fair. This is an existential question for Ted, who loves and believes in his career but also thinks prep should be freely available to every student. Podcast guest Ryan Harrison agrees with […] The post Episode 2: Is All Fair In Love and Test Prep? appeared first on Tutor Ted.
Episode 1: By Default, This is Entertainment
In an episode of firsts, the premiere edition of Tutor Ted Talks College Admissions features the vocal renderings of Ted and Ryan, a newly minted duet To Be Named Someday Or Possibly Never Spoken of Again. They open with an acapella rendition of the classic Golden Grahams jingle, then seamlessly transition to a Steve Miller […] The post Episode 1: By Default, This is Entertainment appeared first on Tutor Ted.