As the founder and CEO of an educational consulting firm, when Lindsay tells people about what she does, she usually gets one of the following responses:
a) Did you know I got a perfect 800 on my SAT/36 on my ACT? (Fill in the blank with some crazy impressive test score.)
b) College tests are the worst. I’m so glad I don’t have to ever look at the SAT or ACT again.
c) The SAT and ACT are pointless! I did terribly and look how successful I am now.
It’s no secret that the SAT and ACT tend to evoke strong emotional responses. What Lindsay has come to discover, though, is that these tests have more to teach us than we might realize, not just about math and reading but also problem-solving in business and in life.
Read Lindsay’s latest feature in Forbes where she discussed her thoughts on what standardized testing can teach us about problem-solving beyond the classroom.
LogicPrep was recently ranked on Entrepreneur's Top Company Cultures list, a comprehensive ranking of U.S.-based businesses exhibiting high-performance cultures created in partnership with employee engagement platform and service provider Energage. The Top Company Cultures list has placed LogicPrep as number 36 in the small company category. LogicPrep is recognized for creating an exceptional culture that drives employee engagement, exceeds employee expectations and directly impacts company success.
At LogicPrep, we pride ourselves in being a radically different brand of college test prep, and our team members are what set us apart. LogicPrep strives to creates an entrepreneurial, intellectually curious, joyous, and compassionate environment for learning and self-discovery. This tone is set by our brain trust of tutors and advisers, whose EQs are just as high as their IQs. We are so proud of the entire LogicPrep team for being recognized for this award!
“Great company cultures don’t happen by accident. They happen because leaders understand how to create excellent working environments, and how to make everyone share the same mission,” says Jason Feifer, editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine. “Our 2018 Top Company Cultures list is a great celebration of companies that are doing it right, and should serve as inspiration for everyone who leads a team."
The full list, presenting a total of 150 companies categorized as small, midsize or large companies—with 74 or fewer employees, 75-299 employees and more than 300 employees respectively— is available on Entrepreneur.com. Core insights, behaviors and attributes that have helped to shape the high-performing cultures presented by the top companies are shared alongside practices to help other companies develop their own workplace environments.
“Becoming a Top Company Cultures winner isn’t something an organization can buy,” said Doug Claffey, CEO of Energage. “It’s an achievement organizations have to work for. Based on our decade of research, we have come to view workplace culture is the only remaining sustainable competitive business advantage. Great strategies can be copied, but culture cannot.”
Employees took online surveys, and the honorees were determined and ranked based solely on their survey feedback scores. Each company was measured in response to 24 questions on subject matters such as connection, alignment, effectiveness, leadership and management, as well as basics such as pay, benefits and flexibility.
To be considered for the ranking, the companies must have had at least 35 employees, have been founded before Jan. 1, 2016, must be founder led (at least 10% ownership of the company),and be headquartered in the U.S. There was no cost to participate in the survey. Individual employee responses were anonymous.
To view LogicPrep in the full ranking, visit https://www.entrepreneur.com/top-company-culture.
As the founder of an education company that prepares high school students for college, Lindsay is often asked about LogicPrep's average test score improvement, college acceptance rates and other metrics by which we measure success.
While we are deeply proud of our students’ outcomes, she feels that one of LogicPrep's greatest strengths is the least measurable (at least in numerical terms). What makes her most proud is when a student says that they enjoyed coming into our office, connected with their instructors and felt supported and encouraged.
Mentorship, which is such a powerful motivator for our students, has been equally essential to Lindsay's own development as a CEO. But it is by working with students and seeing them thrive that she’s come to learn how to foster these relationships in business.
Read Lindsay's latest feature in Forbes, which talks about the role of mentorship in her life and why fostering supportive, motivating relationships is essential to our students' success.
Everyone has test-day jitters. Whether your child is struggling with a 10-question math quiz or a full 3-hour ACT test, there are a number of things a parent can do to help their child go into a test feeling confident and prepared.
Former Vassar admissions officer and current LogicPrep college consultant Eli spoke with Real Simple reporter Laura Asmundsson about some ways parents can help their children with test anxiety.
One common misconception in the college application process is that colleges are only interested in well-rounded students who are perfect in every way. So, what are colleges actually looking for? Students who are passionate and have specific strengths.
College consultant and former Stanford admissions officer Grace spoke with CNBC reporter Abigail Hess about why colleges aren't looking for well-rounded students.
"Not every student who is admitted to Stanford or Harvard or Northwestern or any of these schools needs to be good at everything," she argues. "In fact, it's sometimes even more fun when you meet a student who is very angular. A student who, you know, leans very much in one direction."
"We always said when I was an admissions officer, we want it to be so personal to the student that you couldn't put anyone else's name on that essay and have it still be true about that other student," Grace says. "Make sure that whatever story you decide to tell really highlights the adjectives you want the admissions officer to know about you."
What are the other common mistakes? Read the full article here.
With the college application deadlines looming, many students are putting finishing touches on their college essays. How important are these essays? VERY important.
Grace spoke with CNBC reporter Abigail Hess about the key to a perfect college essay.
"Its funny, because I think my application essay is something I would advise students not to write about now," she tells CNBC Make It. "Often times we see essays about service trips that people do abroad and mine actually was about a trip that I took to Costa Rica with my church."
How can you be sure your essay is perfect? Be sure to read the full interview here.
“It’s not the worst thing if your child doesn’t do well on a report card,” Eli says. “It’s a great opportunity to figure out where this is coming from and set them up with good habits going forward.”
What questions can you ask yourself or your child if you find yourself in this predicament? Be sure to read the full article by clicking the button below.