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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast

Nov 22, 2019

Success in tests, as in life, comes down to much more than just what you know. But where and how are students supposed to learn key skills like time management, organization, prioritization, and project management? Amy and Mike invited interdisciplinary educator Jenna Bee to explore the connections between executive functioning skills and test prep.

 What are five things you will learn in this episode?

  1. What key skills fall under the header of executive functioning?
  2. Where or when do we develop executive function?
  3. How can we help students prioritize effectively?
  4. How can feelings of safety and control contribute to success?
  5. How is executive function like a vending machine?


Jenna Bee is a holistic and interdisciplinary teacher.  She combines years of yoga and meditation practice with test prep training and a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations to support students in preparing for SATs, ACTs, the college admissions process, and beyond.  Every student has strengths and we are most effective as teachers and coaches when we start from there. By nourishing the strengths, we cultivate confident students who can show what they know on test day. The tips and tricks are great—and important.  But it’s tough to learn new tricks when we’re stressed, scared, or insecure. Learn more about Jenna at and inquire about test prep support by emailing her directly.

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