The Teenager is now four sessions into a 12-session SAT prep course. Go ahead: Guess how much this course cost us. Nope, a little more.
Although you could feel this line coming from a mile away, I’ll include it anyway: “When I was a kid …”
But really. Did anyone take an SAT prep course 20 or 30 years ago? I thought the idea of taking the SATs was to let colleges know how smart you are. And anyway? He’s smart. Does he need to be that much smarter? I think you should have to check off a box when taking the test that says you’ve taken a course that gives you an edge.
Today, I asked him (knowing his response ahead of time but asking anyway): “Do you feel like you’re getting smarter?”“I feel like I’m getting better at taking the SATs.” I’ve taught him well, haven’t I?