I’m a Top Pro Now

Well, I'm happy to receive the news that I have attained "Top Pro" status on Thumbtack. It's an honor. Here's the letter the CEO sent about it.   Dear Amber, Congratulations and welcome to Thumbtack's Top Pro program! Earning Top Pro status is no small feat — less than four percent of all pros qualified based …

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Getting the Credit

I'm glad I decided to not become a government–"certified" teacher, though I considered it. Instead, I'm an alternative and independent tutor and mentor who is happy and successful because I get to think and act independently, from the strength of my internal compass, well-informed by the living world of bright and breathing evidence as to …

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A Student-Centered Way

The following letter is adapted from a correspondence with a parent of a seventeen-year-old student I have been tutoring. Dear [Parent of Student], Thank you for asking about my tutoring services in relation to the SAT. My educational specialty is in the more holistic side of writing and the humanities. I am certainly able to …

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