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An Afternoon in Gangnam

If you find yourself with a class schedule where you have the morning or afternoon off and you are looking for something to do, taking a little trip to Gangnam (강남) is a fun way to spend your time. 697 more words


Working at a Hagwon: The Private Roller Coaster

By: Rachel Corseri

I think it’s about time to talk about what I spend most of my time doing: my job. I have spent most of my time working, so I have certainly gained the insight to speak at length on this subject. 2,565 more words


The SAT is Corrupt: Reuters Version

Dear Renee Dudley, Steve Stecklow, Alexandra Harney and Irene Jay Liu,

As someone who has studied and written extensively about the SAT corruption and the fraud delivery system known as Asian test prep , I congratulate you on the… 1,569 more words

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A Broken Contract and a Midnight Run

I’ve been back in New Jersey for twelve days. I was debating over whether or not I should write about why I chose to leave Korea, and I’ve finally decided that I would. 396 more words

A Little Insight

I’d like to give you some insight into how I got to my current situation.

I first came to Korea at the end of June 2014. 846 more words


Six Month Update

The week leading up to my six month mark has been excruciatingly stressful. There are three Western teachers (myself included) at my school. Two of us were told that we would have to begin coming in an hour earlier every day to teach a new class (which currently only has one student enrolled). 374 more words

"What good do your words do if they can't understand you?"


So, after a long time weighing out the good and bad, I decided to go ahead and  write this post about what it’s  1,972 more words