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Changing the World through Literacy: A Fireside Chat with Michelle Brown, Founder and CEO of CommonLit

Michelle Brown is an educator by training, and an entrepreneur by necessity. Having taught in both low-income and high resource schools, Michelle felt empowered to create a tool to help bridge the gap, so that students had access to a stellar education regardless of their socioeconomic status. A couple of years later, CommonLit was born.

CommonLit is a free tool that offers reading passages, tracking tools, and customized assistance for students in grades 5-12. In this Fireside Chat, we talked to Michelle about how she developed CommonLit and disseminated it to millions of students and teachers across the country. Continue reading Changing the World through Literacy: A Fireside Chat with Michelle Brown, Founder and CEO of CommonLit

From Side Gig to Successful Business: A Fireside Chat with Raven Smith, Founder of Crystal Clear Tutoring

Raven Smith is a chemist by trade and a natural educator. After finishing college at Northwestern University in 2014, Raven began working as a Quality Assurance Specialist for a large manufacturing company, while tutoring as a secondary source of income. After just a year, the demand for her tutoring services had increased so much that Raven was able to work solely as an educator and legitimize her business. Working from 8:00am to 10:00pm, tutoring consumes much of Raven’s life, but when she isn’t busy tutoring you can find her traveling the world.

During this Fireside Chat, Raven and I discussed how she turned her side gig into a legitimate, burgeoning business with employees- Crystal Clear Tutoring. Continue reading From Side Gig to Successful Business: A Fireside Chat with Raven Smith, Founder of Crystal Clear Tutoring

The Life of a Law Student: the Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected

In this edition of Student Insights, we spoke with eight current students to understand what it is really like to be in law school. Overall, we noticed that experience really differs by school, but one thing all of these students had in common was hard work and long hours at the library. Continue reading The Life of a Law Student: the Good, the Bad, and the Unexpected

Where to Learn Online for Free

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Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are the perfect tool for advancing your skill-set for work, getting help with challenging topics, and becoming an overnight expert. A Harvard Business Review article published in 2015 cites pay increases and promotions as a benefit of completing courses through MOOCs. Here you’ll find a list of resources that we use for continuous learning. Continue reading Where to Learn Online for Free