Rebecca Pronsky felt the first doubts about her tutoring job when her students started throwing up. "I was seeing this kid for 10 days straight. He was home from boarding school on what was supposed to be his spring break. His parents wanted him to take the last old SAT before they changed it. His hair was falling out while I was tutoring him, I think from stress. Two times he had to leave the room to throw up. I was like, 'Are you OK? Do you need to stop?' His mom says, 'We really need to get his verbal up to 780 [20 points shy of a perfect score] or he'll never get... More >>>
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Rebecca Pronsky: "Forty bucks an hour sounded really good when I started."