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LoveLife89
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PS topic question

Postby LoveLife89 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 8:48 pm

I would like to run my PS topic by many of you to see if it is a good idea. I basically don't want to come off as being some savior or sounding too cliche, but I also want to write something that is honest and well, a personal statement.

Basically, I have tutored for different companies since about my freshman year in college. I tutored for various companies and about a year ago, the last company that I was tutoring for, I was making $76.60/hr. I tutored for standardized tests, as well as for NYS exams (i.e Regents, ELA and some other stuff) I came up with the idea around December/January of this year to start my own tutoring company with my cousin. She lives in Atlanta and I am located in NYC. I wanted to do this because I was realizing that the companies that I was working for were indirectly excluding many children whose parents could not afford the services. The company that we put together was a way to provide low cost to free tutoring services to underprivileged kids in the New York City area. I bought much of the books and stuff on my own and started everything from scratch with my cousin. I am also certified in NYS to tutor and all that stuff.

Would this be a good PS topic? Talking about the tutoring company or how I decided to even start that up? Any input would be appreciated. Also, if you think I should take this a different route, I would appreciate that as well.

Thanks !

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Re: PS topic question

Postby Zensack » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:22 pm

It sounds like a great topic. If you can, work in, possibly lead with, a narrative about what inspired you to make the switch, or about one of your students that really stuck with you. Don't mention the wage you were making at your old job; possibly that you're making less now than you were before, but don't discuss your finances in great detail.

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Re: PS topic question

Postby LoveLife89 » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:51 pm

Thank you! I was thinking about starting with a narrative, but wanted to make sure that was good. Also, I won't mention the finances. I wanted to bring it up here so that people could see what I meant. I have a certain story that sticks out in my head that really pushed me, so I will use that




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