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marvin100

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Hey errbody. I own (with two partners) a test prep business in Asia. SAT, APs, stuff like that. Been doing this stuff here since '02, but this is year six of the business.

(my parents are both teachers too, fwiw)
 

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I always thought IB has had a larger presence outside the US than AP. Is that shifting as more international students attend US colleges/universities?
 

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You're right, but I'm dealing specifically with students who are aiming for US colleges and universities--kids who attend international schools (many of which use the IB curriculum, of course), boarding schools in the US (and elsewhere), and the elite Korean foreign language high schools.

Our main business is SAT-1 Writing and CR, but we also do pretty well with AP US History, AP World History, AP English Language & Composition, and AP English Literature & Composition.
 

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During the summer and fall, I work at a learning center that offers SAT and SAT prep. Also, another teacher and I occasionally will offer a weekend 'crash course' the weekend before an exam. I also teach AP Lang, and, though I haven't officially taught it, cover a lot of AP Lit material in an honors class.

The private boarding schools I taught at had a lot of international students (mostly Koreans at the time but Chinese were increasing). I was always surprised how much money their sponsors brought in. They easily brought in as much money as I did teaching full time (if not more) and they only worked on the weekends since the kids boarded during the week. That'd be a nice gig when I retire.
 

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The private boarding schools I taught at had a lot of international students (mostly Koreans at the time but Chinese were increasing).
Yes, I have a lot of students from US boarding schools (Exeter, PA, SPS, Hotchkiss, etc.). Every boarding school nowadays has a significant Korean contingent, although Chinese students have overtaken Koreans at many schools.
 

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Yes, I have a lot of students from US boarding schools (Exeter, PA, SPS, Hotchkiss, etc.). Every boarding school nowadays has a significant Korean contingent, although Chinese students have overtaken Koreans at many schools.
Are you based in SH? HK?
 

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seattlefromson

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*Raises hand*

I am transitioning from academia to the K-12 environment.

I already have everything I need, but I believe I will only actively start for teaching positions next year. Too many things happening this year.
 

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Good luck. Perhaps you'll teach your pupils that a useful skill in the modern era is being able to differentiate between spam and "authentic" communication. The post you responded to shows all the signs of having been posted by a spammer (zero posting history, non-responsive to the discussion, points people to a 3rd party site). But, perhaps you knew that and were just using it as a launching point for conversation, in which case, more power to you.
 

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Good luck. Perhaps you'll teach your pupils that a useful skill in the modern era is being able to differentiate between spam and "authentic" communication. The post you responded to shows all the signs of having been posted by a spammer (zero posting history, non-responsive to the discussion, points people to a 3rd party site). But, perhaps you knew that and were just using it as a launching point for conversation, in which case, more power to you.
The latter, launching point for conversation.
 

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