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Tests and the Rest: College Admissions Industry Podcast


Jan 16, 2024

Billie Jean King described tennis as a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquility. In a lot of ways, taking a high-stakes exam feels the same way. Amy and Mike invited educator Scott Greenspan to explore how tennis and test prep are similar.

What are five things you will learn in this episode?

1. What makes tennis such a perfect analogy for testing?

2. What can aspiring test takers learn from tennis?

3. In what ways are tennis players and test takers alike?

4. What is the role of practice in academic and athletic success?

5. What is the role of coaching in academic and athletic success?

MEET OUR GUEST

Scott Greenspan is the founder/president of Span Test Prep in Glenview IL, which is located in the north suburbs of Chicago. For well over 25 years, Scott has helped over 4000 students reach their goals on the ACT and SAT. He especially enjoys working with his students on motivation, mindfulness, and mastery of the content. He and his staff also do academic tutoring and college admissions coaching.

Scott is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in math, and he earned an MA in teaching from North Park University. His hobbies include tennis, skiing, and hiking.

Scott previously appeared on this podcast in episode 191 for a Test Prep Profile.

Scott can be reached at sgreenspan@spantestprep.com or https://www.spantestprep.com/.

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ABOUT THIS PODCAST

Tests and the Rest is THE college admissions industry podcast. Explore all of our episodes on the show page.

ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

Mike Bergin is the president of Chariot Learning and founder of TestBright. Amy Seeley is the president of Seeley Test Pros. If you’re interested in working with Mike and/or Amy for test preparation, training, or consulting, feel free to get in touch through our contact page.