A few years ago, we took a look in the mirror and realized that our team was not representative of our student base and that our products do not yet equitably serve all students. That’s why, in 2018, Magoosh set up our first employee diversity goals. Today, I want to share a little bit about […]
Author Archive | Peter Poer
Peter helps make sure Magoosh students have the best possible content. A proud Arizona Wildcat and Teach for America alum, he worked as an instructional coach before getting an MBA at Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. He is passionate about student achievement and educational equity. Also prime numbers. Peter enjoys cooking, running (slowly), and going to bed comically early.
Away They Go: Introducing Paid Sabbaticals At Magoosh
Although I now work in operations, finance and HR, I started my career as a public school teacher in Washington, DC. Towards the end of my five-year teaching career, I started to really dread going to work. Teaching is a hard and demanding job, and it was taking its toll on me emotionally. (Note: this […]
Want to Hire the Best Candidates? Add Salary Ranges to Your Job Descriptions
Here’s how we’ve approached equal pay through salary transparency, and how you can too. What would happen if all salaries at your company became public today — everyone found out what everyone else was paid? Would an employee be upset to learn that they were being paid less than their peers of equal experience? Would […]
How a lean, scrappy startup reduced hiring bias
At startups, where time and money are often in short supply, it’s hard to find the resources to focus on reducing hiring bias. It’s really easy to think of bias and diversity as problems that can be solved later. The trap, of course, is that the larger your organization gets, the harder it can become […]
Education App Review: A- for Prep4GMAT
Learn whether Prep4GMAT is worth your precious study time by viewing our deep dive into the product.
Why a Test Prep Company Supports Khan Academy’s Free SAT Prep
Though Magoosh is also in the test prep space, we still support Khan Academy’s new SAT prep tools. Beyond a shared commitment to leveling the education playing field, there are several other reasons that we welcome Khan Academy’s partnership with the College Board—read them here!
How We Optimized for Student Happiness Using A/B Testing
It isn’t just luck. Our student success is based on A/B testing as well as quality and engaging products.
Education App Review: B+ for Mathway
Magoosh wants to make sure you have what you need to be successful. To ensure that you’ve got all the right tools (read: apps) in your toolbelt (read: phone), we scour the app stores finding and rating education apps. Last time we reviewed StudyBlue (an app for storing and accessing class notes, flashcards, and lectures), […]
Education App Review: C+ for StudyBlue
Find out why we gave a C+ grade to the StudyBlue app, and decide whether it’s right for you.
Using Values to Create Better Online Learning
Today, we’ll talk about Magoosh content — every practice test, vocab quiz, and blog post that thousands of students rely on every day to study for exams. You’ll find Magoosh values at every step of the content creation process. Here’s how.