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Is It Possible to Learn Anything?

A couple of Northwestern grads answer the question, and question the answer. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Will Yang studied economics at Northwestern. He graduated high school from Winter Park High as valedictorian, taking 6 APs along with a full … Continue reading

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Always Moving Forward

Inspired, mission-driven, and leveling the playing field with better test prep tools. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero  Bhavin Parikh sets the vision and strategy for Magoosh, along with whatever else needs to be done. With a BS/BA in Economics and … Continue reading

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Old Problem, New Approach

Increasing student engagement with online learning platforms. GUEST COLUMN | by Todd Rothman We are at a game-changing time in the history of education. Never before have we been more “connected” to our students as we are today. For educators, … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Istation

More than 4 million students on more than 8,600 campuses worldwide use Istation, a computer-adaptive learning program that has academic tracking down to a science. Istation was founded in 1998. The original engineers spent years developing software that has since been proven … Continue reading

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Prep Alone

Why we need to make test prep more engaging and interactive for our high school students. GUEST COLUMN | by Kenny Nova The preparation process for high-stakes college admissions tests has not changed in decades. High school students slog long … Continue reading

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Passing the Test

A smart, cross-platform test prep company changes how students excel. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero When he was just 22, Ashish Rangekar (pictured, left) was an an adjunct lecturer in Mathematics at City University New York. He later ripened his … Continue reading

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Getting Magoosh

A Khan Academy-style test prep company with an adaptive learning platform. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero  Bhavin Parikh founded Magoosh while at Haas Business School, along with a few classmates and friends. They were frustrated with the existing prep options … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Picmonic

Two medical students created a better way to memorize and master information with Picmonic, an interactive audio-visual learning system that attempts to reinvent studying for the modern student. Employing the use of scientific mnemonic memory techniques, the founders developed a technological … Continue reading

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Interview | Miro Kazakoff Forms a Great SAT Habit

SAT Habit is an online Test Preparation system designed to help students raise their scores as efficiently as possible. Miro Kazakoff and his partners built SAT Habit based on their experience as both test prep teachers and as software developers. … Continue reading

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Interview | Grockit with Farb Nivi

Fascinated with social learning as a field of study since he was an undergraduate at Michigan, Farb Nivi has been on a course of learning for his current role ever since those early days. Later, when he was a teacher … Continue reading

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Interview | The Education Revolution Starts Here

Jake Neuberg and Ramit Varma (pictured, left) met at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business where they realized that while they both had business backgrounds, they’d also both spent significant time as SAT prep tutors, Jake at Kaplan and Ramit at … Continue reading

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