Our students in China couldn’t believe their good fortune. Good one, Effie and Dave!
Even a 5-year-old knows when you’re trying too hard. On Bring Your Child To Work Day we had some spare acting talent in the office. We gave them 5 minutes to learn the script, and shot the whole thing in 15 minutes right outside of the office. Not too bad for their first time, huh?
Dave is the Faculty Manager @ Knewton, and our top teacher in GMAT, LSAT, and SAT prep. As I recall, there were four categories of hand-raisers in my high school: 1. The Eager Beaver: “I’ve never met a question that I’m not totally psyched to answer!” 2. The Kool Kat: “I’m smart, but please don’t tell that to my friends. I’d lose all my street kred.” 3. The Anti-Brita: “They call me tap water, because… Read more
This post comes from Amy McDowell. Last week, I was invited to participate at Google’s 2nd Annual Spring Training summit as a guest panelist for Knewton. Knewton must be doing something right—as our VP of Online Marketing, I was asked to provide insight and commentary on the changing digital marketing landscape. So, what is this Google Spring Training summit, you ask? Fortunately for this endomorphic marketer, there was no physical exertion or hand-eye coordination involved…. Read more
Pete is the CTO at Knewton, where he and his team are working hard to get ready for the launch of our new SAT prep course. – If you’re a recent or soon-to-be college grad (or maybe you realized your undergrad degree in Art History ain’t gonna pay the bills) and you are passionate about computers and computer programming, here are my tips for becoming a successful practicing software engineer. Many of these things probably… Read more
Knewton Launches First Online SAT Prep Course to Use Adaptive Learning Technology Affordable, Interactive Test Prep Course with Advanced Capabilities Provides Students Around the World with the Resources They Need to Ace the SAT New York, N.Y. — March 2, 2010 — Knewton, a leading online educational company, today announced the launch of its new SAT prep course. The course is the first in the industry to use adaptive learning technology to ensure that students… Read more
I’ve been writing more on the Huffington Post recently, and my latest piece is a history of the standardized test prep industry. What started with one man became a massive, international business, and my experience in that business is what motivated me to found Knewton. Here’s the full story: The test prep industry began in Stanley Kaplan’s Brooklyn basement just after World War II. The son of Jewish immigrants, Stanley believed standardized tests were some… Read more
Dave Ingber is the Faculty Manager here at Knewton, where he oversees a team of GMAT prep, LSAT prep, and (soon) SAT prep experts. – What’s the position? GMAT, SAT and LSAT teachers (you can be hired to teach one, two or all three of these tests!) What kind of person are you looking for? All Knewton teachers should be passionate about education, outstanding at taking tests, and, above all, extremely fun to listen to…. Read more
Our brand new SAT prep course is still in development, but we plan on accepting enrollments in early 2010. Classes will begin for all customers in March — just in time for students to prepare for exams in May and June. Before March, we’ll be inviting a select group of students to take the course for free during our beta program. We’ll ask to hear some good old-fashioned feedback from these early students, but in… Read more