The Fiveable Fellowship

The Fiveable Fellowship

I’m Amanda, the founder of Fiveable. I taught AP histories in Oakland for five years and then sort of ended up on the startup path by accident. I had a few former students reach out to me for support in preparing for the AP US History exam and even though I was across...
How to Move on When Your Students’ AP Scores were Low

How to Move on When Your Students’ AP Scores were Low

Your students’ AP scores were low.  What do you do now?  Presumably, you’re pretty upset.  But, keep in mind that these are your students’ scores, not yours.  You didn’t take the test, they did.  Their scores are not a reflection of your value. However,...
Procrastination: How to Identify and Avoid it

Procrastination: How to Identify and Avoid it

Procrastination – We do it everyday without even realizing. Even I did when writing this blog post. I sat down at my desk to write, but saw that my room was in dire need of vacuuming. After that, I spontaneously decided I wanted to bake cookies, followed by...
Wait Before Getting a Job… You’ll Thank Me Later

Wait Before Getting a Job… You’ll Thank Me Later

Without a doubt, getting a job is the first step towards personal freedom: earning your own money, controlling your schedule, managing your time –– you mature quickly, and that is something that is awesome and terrible at the same time,   The day after my 16th...
Building a Teaching Community

Building a Teaching Community

Teaching is an odd profession in many ways. Perhaps the strangest is how easy it is to become isolated in the kingdom of your classroom, despite the fact it is constantly filled with students. Since we spend hours everyday talking to and interacting with our students,...