Discoverupside[REWIND] Fiveable // social learning for AP students [RE004]
[REWIND] Fiveable // social learning for AP students [RE004]

[REWIND] Fiveable // social learning for AP students [RE004]

Update: 2020-12-30
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Today is the fourth episode in our December series called “Rewind.” 
Amanda DoAmaral is the founder and CEO of Fiveable, which is based in Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Fiveable is an online streaming and content platform helping high school students study and master their AP exams. Started just two years ago, Fiveable offers live and pre-recorded videos, study guides, as well as community building resources.
After teaching in Oakland for several years with Teach for America, Amanda DoAmaral began Fiveable as a way to help her old students who needed guidance in studying for their AP exams. In only a couple years, Fiveable has grown to include teachers from various types of backgrounds and boasts a 92% pass rate from their students.
Since we chatted in November 2019, Fiveable has raised more than $3.8M in funding.
We discuss:

  • TFA training and lack of teaching preparation

  • Teaching in Oakland and decision to leave 

  • Start of Fiveable 

  • Business growth 

  • Live streaming vs. pre-recorded videos 

  • Teachers/streamers on Fiveable

  • SAT/ACT prep 

  • Measuring success 

  • Dealing with seasonality of APs

  • Fiveable’s tiny team 

Learn more about Fiveable: https://fiveable.me/ Follow Fiveable on Twitter: https://twitter.com/thinkfiveable 
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[REWIND] Fiveable // social learning for AP students [RE004]

[REWIND] Fiveable // social learning for AP students [RE004]

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