Wednesday, January 27, 2010


The GMAT is a frustrating test. I got the exact same score on the practice test that I got on the actual test. The frustrating part is I studied hard for a month between the practice test and the actual test.

Now to make things even worse, I am not consistent.

I am well above average on Analytical Writing.
I am average on the Verbal (English, Reading).
I am below average on the Quantitative (Math).

Where does that leave me? I don't know. I guess only the Master's review committee can determine if they want me or not.

To make matters even worse, I will be qualified to teach Math by the end of the summer. Obviously, I am not good at Math and maybe I should have choose to teach English or Writing. But at this moment, all of my Wood relatives that just read this sentence are laughing at me teaching English.

What to do in life? I am 33 and still don't know the answer to this question.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

The X Game

Today Lincoln wanted to help me with my Calculus homework. So I gave him the problem, he said that is too hard. So I tired the easy part of the problem, and said "If 3 + x = 5, what is x? "

Lincoln looked at me and said "2".

I went harder with addition and subtraction. He got them all right. So then I sent him to Nathan for more questions. Lincoln played this game for at least an hour. Then he came back tonite and asked to play the "x game".

What do you do with a preschooler that is very smart in Math but if you asked him to write the answer it becomes the painful experience of the day?