Have you ever tried to teach a skill, then gotten frustrated at the process because nothing seemed to be getting through? “It’s easy, let me show you. You just do this.” “Like this?” “No, not like that. Just do THIS.” “Like this?” “No! ARGH!” Is it your fault for not being able to get through to the student? Or is it their fault for not understanding something that seems simple? In most cases, it’s your… Read more
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Posts by Andy Huang
As those who follow the Chinese Zodiac know, we have officially entered the Year of the Rabbit. If you were born in 1975 or 1987, then this is your year. I don’t know how much you believe in horoscopes and astrology, so I won’t bother with any predictions. Instead, I’ll give you some more practical advice for your upcoming GMAT. In celebration of the year of the Rabbit, here’s a list of 12 Chinese proverbs… Read more
Here is a rather challenging GMAT math problem. Give it a shot: For every positive EVEN integer n, the function h(n) is defined to be the product of all the even integers from 2 to n, inclusive. If p is the smallest prime factor of h(100) + 1, then p is (A) between 2 and 10 (B) between 10 and 20 (C) between 20 and 30 (D) between 30 and 40 (E) greater than 40… Read more
In the Art of War, Sun Tzu says that “If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.” Although this quote is about warfare, the wisdom can easily be applied to b-school applications. “If… Read more
Are you planning to apply to business school? Check out this story about Andrew Carnegie, one of the most successful business tycoons in American history. Mr. Carnegie had a sister-in-law who had 2 sons attending Yale. The mother was worried about her children and repeatedly sent letters inquiring about their well being. However, the boys were busy with their own lives and neglected to respond to their mother’s letters. The mother, worried sick, approached Mr…. Read more
10 advantages a Knewton classroom has over the traditional classroom. What you thought you knew about online education is all about to change, and Knewton’s adaptive learning engine may be the biggest change of all.
An experiment to put powerful computers in the hands of rural children showed remarkable results. Children who knew no English were able to learn vocabulary and basic grammar on their own. Now imagine giving the children access to the best teachers and the best educational platform in the world. The results from that could change the world.