Mr. ESL Teacher

About Me:

Having now taught in three countries, I feel it’s time to take the next step in my professional career with an MBA. I have always been interested in and passionate about economics and social policy, and so I am hopeful my experiences combined with the skills I develop with an MBA can help me be a leader in the future.


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Application Status: Open


Undergrad School: Maryland

Undergrad Major: Economics

GPA: 3.8

GRE: GRE 336

Age: 29,  Ethnicity: White

Other Degree/Certification: MPP

School Name: Maryland

Extracurriculars: Soccer and Volleyball Coach | Volunteer ESL Teacher | Regional Teach for America Advisory Board Member.

Work History:

Title: ESL Teacher

Industry: Education

Company: Other

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 6 mos

Title: Mathematics Teacher

Industry: Education

Company: Other

Length of Employment: 2 yrs, 9 mos

Big Life Wins:

As a member of the TFA corps in Mississippi, I was selected from our cohort to give a speech at the conclusion of our two-month onboarding/training summer. It meant a lot for me to be held in such esteem by such an inspiring, diverse group of peers. Then, as an Algebra teacher, I generated growth in 80% of students on state test scores.

Post MBA Goal:

I want to work in start-ups at the intersection of the education and tech industries, working to expand access to education for disadvantaged communities, connect mentors with hungry learners, and connect like-minded, learning communities across the globe.


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  • John A. Byrne, P&Q Founder & Editor-In-Chief | Odds Assessment: 35%

    You are an impressive non-traditional MBA student for Harvard Business School and, for that matter, any highly selective MBA program. First off, you have the stats: a 336 GRE that is above the 330 class average at Stanford or the 326 average at Harvard. You have a 3.8 GPA in economics from the University of Maryland. That is also slightly above the Stanford average of 3.78 or the Harvard average of 3.69. The fact that it is from Maryland, rather than an Ivy, Public Ivy or Near Ivy, is NOT helpful given the elite nature of MBA admissions at your first choice school but it should be. Finally, you have obviously distinguished yourself in Teach for America as both a math and English As A …

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  • Admissionado | Odds Assessment: 50%

    You have done impactful work that signals a deep care for humanity and a desire to make the world a better place. For most applicants with traditional backgrounds (e.g., banking, consulting, tech), their biggest challenge is demonstrating what you already have in spades: that they care about causes bigger than themselves. YOUR challenge will be proving why you need to go to BUSINESS SCHOOL to achieve your edtech goals.

    The best way to tacitly answer the “why business school” and “why business school now” obvious questions that the adcom will have about your candidacy is to use HBS’s 900 word open-ended prompt to concretely explain, step-by-step, your future career plans and how HBS will get you there. Your brief bio highlights transitioning out of the …

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