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How I Conquered Physics—With Unexpected Help
Gentle, supportive tutoring made the difference
author image Neha was failing physics until her teacher went the extra mile to make her believe she could succeed.

I’ve always been a good student. I may not be the smartest in the class, but I am generally ambitious and hard-working. For a long time, though, math and science classes were an exception... [more]

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Managing My Anger From Behind Bars - Sharp Words Hurt - How I Stopped Fighting - PLUS: Justin Timberlake Live!
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Cheater to Tutor The author’s friends convince him to help them cheat, but he eventually realizes that’s not who he wants to be. [more]
Perfectionista Playing the piano is an escape from the pressure Linda puts on herself to be a perfect student. When her self-criticism affects her music, she realizes she needs to ease up. [more]
Can MOOCs Benefit HS Seniors? Jalil explores whether taking a MOOC, a massive open online course, might give him an advantage over other college applicants. [more]
Defining Feminism Roberta used to think feminists were militant protestors that all hated men. Here, she discovers that’s not the case. She explores the definition, history, and comes to her own interpretation. [more]
Why I Love Filmmaking Vanessa writes about writing, producing, directing and editing her first movie. [more]
No More Hand-Holding A college visit is a wake-up call for Edgar, who realizes that to succeed he will have to take more responsibility for his education. [more]
Anger Management 101 Najet, who is serving an eight-year prison sentence, describes the mandatory anger management course she has to take while behind bars. [more]
Opening Up to My Shorty A former player, Antwaun discovers it feels good to get close to one person. [more]
Hello New York, Goodbye Dad After moving to the U.S., Tairys was separated from her father for years. Ultimately, she makes a difficult decision so she can see him again. [more]
The Soundtrack of My Life Music has helped Otis survive tough times. Each phase of life brings a new favorite band, and a different group of people to connect with. [more]
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