Can a teacher’s salary buy a home? A map of average teacher’s salary vs. the salary needed to afford a house in each state.
Being a teacher is hard. Students are disrespectful, parents are demanding, and administrators are unsupportive. It's no wonder that the teaching profession has a high rate of attrition. However, what's less clear is if teachers are underpaid. Teachers and teacher...read more
There are some major problems with teacher training. Here's how we fix them. What teachers need to know My current job is as a full-time tutor for graduate exams. In this role, I teach between 10-15 students on any given week about some of the most...read more
Do I have to report my tutoring income on my taxes? Do I have to pay taxes on income from Wyzant? Short answer, yes, you probably should. Long answer follows below. IRS tax forms: 1099 and 1040 If you work as a tutor for a company, they probably sent you a...read more
Best Tutoring Franchise Opportunity in 2018, as chosen by an actual tutor My method for choosing the best tutoring franchise I work as a full-time, independent tutor. I have my own tutoring business, unaffiliated with any...read more
Has the progress of philosophy stopped? In modern times, philosophy has become a marginalized subject. Only around 4% of all majors awarded in college are to philosophy majors, and very few philosophers could be considered public intellectuals. There are a few...read more
Round-up of Tutor.com reviews: is tutoring for Tutor.com worth it? Tutor.com is a major force in online tutoring. They claim over 16 million tutoring sessions completed, and do very well in all the search results for tutoring. But, it’s worth asking: is...read more
Round-up of Varsity Tutors reviews: is tutoring for Varsity Tutors worth it? Varsity Tutor is a major player in online tutoring. They have almost a million likes on Facebook, and are on top of many of the search results for online tutoring. But, it’s worth...read more
Do great teachers exist? This probably seems like a dumb question. In fact, everyone I’ve asked this to thinks this is a dumb question. This might seem even dumber given that I’m a professional tutor, and I’ve taught literally thousands of students in classrooms and...read more
Executive Summary Even a good tutor will have some students who try very hard and do not learn. This post advances the theory that those students fail to either put themselves in a position to commit errors, or do not reflect on the errors that they commit. They...read more
Which state does the best job at preparing students for college? Here’s a map showing average SAT and ACT score by state, 2017.
Which state does the best job of preparing its students for college? It may just be... South Dakota? Think tanks, teachers, and lawmakers argue bitterly over college preparedness. Everyone agrees that there's a problem, but it seems like nobody agrees on...read more