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Apply to Coach for Let’s Get Ready

the-satDid you love the SAT? Probably not. Do you love college? We’reguessing so. Want to help local high school students prepare for the
SAT so that they can get into and love college too??

Apply to be a coach—a tutor, mentor, role-model—with Let’s Get Ready!, a non-profit organization that provides free SAT preparation
and college admissions counseling to socioeconomically disadvantaged and otherwise under-served high school students. The Wesleyan program of LGR partners with rising high school seniors from Middletown, Platt, and Maloney High Schools on the SAT, college applications, and financial aid information.

As a coach, you will be committing to volunteer with us once a week for 3 hours, teaching a group of 4-5 students either the Math or Critical Reading and Writing sections of the SAT.

Applications are tentatively due Friday, September 12!

APPLY HERE

COME TO AN INFO SESSION to find out more information!!

For more info contact:
Clara Leonard ’16cleonard[at]wesleyan[dot]edu
Jenna Shapiro ’17jshapiro02[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: WEDNESDAY, SEPT 10th
Time: 8:00pm
Place: 41 WYLLYS rm 112

Support Let’s Get Ready by Eating Froyo

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From the greatest person you’ll ever meet, Max Owen-Dunow ’15 (no seriously, you need to talk to him if you haven’t):

Let’s Get Ready is a free SAT tutoring and college counseling program that serves underserved high school students from Middletown and Meriden. Our students are from low-income families (they receive free or reduced-price lunches at school) and/or are first-generation college-bound students. Let’s Get Ready aims to equal the playing field by providing low-income students with the same chance at getting into a great school that students from high-income families that can afford expensive SAT prep classes have.

We’re raising money to support our program and we need your help!

From Monday April 7th through Sunday April 13th, FroyoWorld has generously offered to donate 20% of your purchase to the Wesleyan Let’s Get Ready program. It’s the perfect excuse to get froyo three (or ten) times in a week and celebrate the fact that we’re finally, finally getting some good weather.

*In order to make your purchase count, please remember to mention to the cashier that you’re participating in the Wesleyan Let’s Get Ready fundraiser.* If you don’t say anything, we don’t get our money!

Thanks so much for your help! See you on Main St.!

Date: Now through Sunday, April 13th
Time: All the time (for real though, froyo is mad delicious)
Place: FroyoWorld at 386 Main Street
Facebook event: HERE

Apply to Coach for Wesleyan Let’s Get Ready!

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From two ladies who can tell you how to get that golden 2400 (maybe?), Chloe Rinehart ’14 and Lucy Britt ’14:

Did you love the SAT? Probably not. Do you love college? We’re guessing so. Want to help local high school students prepare for the SAT so that they can get into and love college too??

Apply to be a coach—a tutor, mentor, role-model—with Let’s Get Ready!, a non-profit organization that provides free SAT preparation and college admissions counseling to socioeconomically disadvantaged and otherwise under-served high school students.

The Wesleyan program of LGR partners with Platt High School in Meriden to work with high school juniors and seniors from Middletown, Platt, and Maloney High Schools on the SAT, college applications, and financial aid information.

As a coach, you will be committing to volunteer with us once a week for 3 hours, teaching a group of 4-5 students either the Math or Critical Reading and Writing sections of the SAT.

Come volunteer with LGR! Applications can be found at THIS LINK, and are tentatively due Sunday, September 15th!

Deadline: September 15th
Link: Standardized testing is a social construct

Apply to Coach with Let’s Get Ready

Chloe Rinehart ’14 and Lucy Britt ’14 are ready for you to get ready for Let’s Get Ready:

Did you love the SAT? Probably not. Do you love college? We’re guessing so. Want to help local high school students prepare for the SAT so that they can get into and love college too??

Apply to be a coach—a tutor, mentor, role-model—with Let’s Get Ready!, a non-profit organization that provides free SAT preparation and college admissions counseling to socioeconomically disadvantaged and otherwise under-served high school students. The Wesleyan program of LGR partners with Upward Bound to work with rising high school seniors from Middletown, Platt, and Maloney High Schools on the SAT, college applications, and financial aid information.

As a coach, you will be committing to volunteer with us once a week for 2.5 hours, teaching a group of 4-5 students either the Math or Critical Reading and Writing sections of the SAT.

Come volunteer with LGR! Applications can be found at this link, and are tentatively due Friday, January 25th!

Deadline: January 25
Contact: crinehart(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

“Let’s Get Ready!” Info Session

Martine Seiden ’11 and Julia Alschuler ’11 wants you all to know about an awesome, feel-good happy-time opportunity:

Wesleyan’s Let’s Get Ready is devoted to helping underserved high school students get to college by providing free SAT prep and college guidance. Wesleyan students serve as coaches once a week (either Tuesday or Wednesday) and teach their own class of 3-5 students. Coaches teach either the math OR verbal sections of the SAT and help with the college application process. Please come to an informational meeting to learn more!

If you have questions check out the national website or email the site directors, Martine and Julia, at wesleyanlgr(at)gmail(dot)com.

Applications are due Sunday 1/30 at Midnight!

Date:   Jan. 27
Time:   4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Place:  Usdan 110

Be an SAT tutor for a good cause!

Want to help someone get to college? Volunteer one evening a week with Let’s Get Ready!

Rachel Levenson ’12 sends in some info about LGR:

LGR is a FREE college access program serving the under-resourced students of Meriden and Middletown. The program consists of 39 hours of intensive SAT preparation and 15 hours of real college preparation, which includes searching for colleges, writing application essays, and financial planning.

As a tutor, you’d be given a class of 5 students with whom you’d meet once a week throughout the semester and guide along the path to college. Training, curriculum, and full support is provided by the program – you just need to bring an interest in tutoring and your enthusiasm.

Where: OH Platt High School, Meriden (Transportation from Wesleyan is provided)
When: February 24 – April 29, 2009 (Tuesday or Wednesday Nights, 6:00–8:30 PM)

Sound like something you want to do? I participated in LGR two semesters ago, and I can vouch that this is an amazing program that seriously helps the kids in your class, and can also be a transformative and powerful experience for you as a tutor. It’s also a great way to get out of the Wesleyan Bubble and meet some awesome high school students… not to mention get some valuable teaching experience.

Want to learn more? Come to an information session:

When: January 27th or January 28th at 6pm
Where: PAC 104
Why: There will be free food! (also, it’s a cool program.)

Or contact Matt at 508.397.6569 or Rachel at 650.996.9453, or at wesleyanlgr(at)gmail.com. Also, you can apply directly here.

Help disadvantaged students ace the SAT!

Katie Hanna ’09 writes:

Looking for a great way to give back to the greater community? Wesleyan’s Let’s Get Ready college prep program is looking for coaches! SAT Coaches volunteer for one or two nights a week to help students in low-income areas get into college.

Let’s Get Ready expands access to college in America by mobilizing, equipping, and empowering a movement of college students helping high school students get to college. Through a network of campus and community-based chapters, Let’s Get Ready’s trained college student volunteers provide disadvantaged students with intensive SAT preparation, college advising, and the powerfully relevant role-models and mentors they need to succeed.

As an SAT Coach with Let’s Get Ready, you will teach math and/or critical reading and writing SAT prep. LGR will provide you with training and curricula. You will guide small groups of high school students through the college process you recently completed. Most importantly, you will become a role model and integral part of many high school students’ academic and personal lives.

This is a volunteer position, but work-study compensation is available to eligible students.

Avoid plagiarism with The Princeton Review

It looks like everyone’s favorite* college ranking service has let some sensitive data slip from their computers. According to The New York Times:

The Princeton Review, the test-preparatory firm, accidentally published the personal data and standardized test scores of tens of thousands of Florida students on its Web site, where they were available for seven weeks.

It looks like Wes students are unaffected, but it’s interesting to note that reporters for the Times found other goodies on the rogue web page, including directions for its test prep writers on how to avoid plagiarism when they’re creating their test prep materials:

One folder on the Web site gave unusual insight into how test preparation companies use older exams to prepare their practice tests. The folder contained digital scans of eight official SATs and six PSAT exams from 2005 through 2007. The tests are created by the Educational Testing Service, a nonprofit organization in Princeton, N.J.

An accompanying guide for Princeton Review exam writers, dated January 2008, said that the company’s “current SAT course diagnostic tests are not as reflective of the real E.T.S. tests as they should be.” It then described “spiraling,” or writing a new practice question based on an old question from the official test. The document instructs authors to avoid copyright infringement by obeying the “three word rule” — ensuring that no three consecutive words remain the same.

So, there you have it: swap every third word, and the Honor Board won’t be seeing you any time soon. Heh… riiight.

*Aww, we still love you, U.S. News.

Study shows : Finger Length Predicts SAT Performance

Apparently there’s a correlation between the ratio of the length of your ring finger to your index finger, and how well you perform on the math compared to the critical reading section on the SAT.

LiveScience.com reports,

A quick look at the lengths of children’s index and ring fingers can be used to predict how well students will perform on SATs, new research claims.

Kids with longer ring fingers compared to index fingers are likely to have higher math scores than literacy or verbal scores on the college entrance exam, while children with the reverse finger-length ratio are likely to have higher reading and writing, or verbal, scores versus math scores.

Scientists have known that different levels of the hormone testosterone and estrogen in the womb account for the different finger lengths, which are a reflection of areas of the brain that are more highly developed than others, said psychologist Mark Brosnan of the University of Bath, who led the study.

Of course, the same measure of finger length also correlates with the level of aggression in men and various other cognitive functions, since it’s really just used as a measure of how much testosterone versus estrogen you were exposed to in the womb. Still, kinda cool, right?