01 September 2007

every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end

Well, I haven't finished BioShock. In fact, it's probably going to take me forever to finish it. I've been busy.

This Monday I gave my 2 weeks notice at my current job (where I've been for 3 years) to take another job in a completely different field.

I'm going to try teaching. Sort of. I'll be working for a small SAT prep company, teaching kids how to totally pwn the test ("pwn" is not an SAT word).

I probably haven't mentioned it on these pages before, but I've always really liked standardized tests. I'm good at them. I've also for years kicked around the idea of teaching, but have never been able to pull the trigger because...I'm a wimp. Or, I was a wimp.

Today for breakfast, I had victory.


Blogger Brodie (04 September, 2007 22:42)

how exciting!!!

Blogger Lucas (06 September, 2007 11:41)

Really? Because I totally had this analogy when I took the SAT.


The answer, apparently, was "demagogue." I never could remember what that one meant...

Blogger Mike McClenathan (07 September, 2007 12:02)

brodie: yeah, really really excited. i start tomorrow.

lucas: hahaha... can you believe they took analogies out of the test? i'm heartbroken. that would've been a great example to use on a class.

Blogger Michelle (13 September, 2007 06:43)

Dude, they still have analogies on the GRE (which I'm preparing for now) ... any advice? I suck at standardized tests!!! :P

Blogger Caleb (17 October, 2007 10:40)

That's pretty cool Mike that you are thinking of teaching. I currently attend a University where I'm studying Business Education, Minor in Marketing and Cooperative Education.

Being a teacher is very rewarding, but it also has its downfalls--low pay, you basically work 12+ hours a day, 7 days a week.

To me though, it will all be well worth it.

Blogger Emily (24 October, 2007 10:39)

Bio Shock is awesome.

Blogger Cat (25 October, 2007 18:03)

hmpf...that is morphologically correct. sat prep sounds quite like the get up some one without a clue would try on. id say try teaching some kids to write like you or take a try at a novel because you are quite something to read; i love it, actually!


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