Well, I just washed out of the Kaplan program. Basically, if they don’t feel after five weeks of training that you’re capable of running one of their classes, you don’t get fully hired. For me, while I was great at following their program, kept within time, had wonderful board work, was engaging and explained things well, my lack of practical math skills ended me. I could teach the math section, but if it required me to answer questions that we’re laid out for me, I couldn’t translate the information in my head onto the board or into understandable explanations.

I’m trying to put a positive spin on this. For one thing, did I really want to work for a company that couldn’t get me any information I needed for them on time? That couldn’t figure out how to get four people in a room for three weeks? That wasn’t even prepared for the first lesson?

I can also take sollus (somebody spell that for me, my spellchecker isn’t working and I don’t feel like looking it up further) in the idea that everybody in my training class washed out as well. There were four of us to begin with. One made it two of five sessions. Tonight there were only two of us left and neither of us will be getting classes.

At least I made a friend and met a really interesting person out of this that I plan to remain in contact with. And there will be other jobs, new, better jobs that will make me happy that I don’t get to continue with this one. And I have a nice vacation this weekend to take my mind off of it. I’m trying to remain positive. It just always sucks not to succeed.

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