Eliot Schrefer Quotes.
Elite private-school educations leave students unprepared for a standardized test with which their public school counterparts are innately familiar.
The elite private tutor is typically ivy-educated and falls into one of two categories – a twenty-something pursuing an artistic career on the side, or someone older who has made a career out of college-prep. They are presentable, well-spoken, and are treated by doormen as guests more than as employees.
Tutoring follows the lucrative philosophy of advertising: if you can manufacture a need, people with disposable resources will find ways to fill it.
In my business – SAT tutoring – you get used to sighs. A client‘s mother frets over the sheer amount of work her daughter has to do to get her score up, until she reaches the resigned moment when she will sigh and observe that no one thought you could prepare for the SAT back when she took it – it was ‘untutorable.’
Higher SAT scores mean better college matriculation rates. So it’s no wonder that private schools in ultra-competitive environments would grease the qualifying process as much as possible.
Pick any scientific field, and you’ll find that those snubbed by their communities, left feeling alone and despised, were often those on the forefront.
With few exceptions, the publishing industry has come to a consensus: if a book has a young protagonist, and if its worldview is primarily interested in the questions that crop up when coming of age, then it’s a young adult novel.
The College Board is officially a non-profit. But all that means is that it doesn’t have shareholders and that their financial accountings must be available to the public; it certainly doesn’t mean that they’re not also into making money.