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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

#SoutheastAsia

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

College Admissions

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

2016 - Life in Seoul

It’s March! And I’ve been living in Seoul for 6 months now! Plenty has happened to keep me occupied, and my outdated laptop was a huge reason for not posting all that has been going on. 1,356 more words

Travel

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

Danainkorea

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?"

>>THE HARD TRUTH ABOUT WORKING AT HAGWONS IN KOREA<<

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