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UP068: Fiveable // live-streaming test prep for AP classes

UP068: Fiveable // live-streaming test prep for AP classes

Update: 2020-03-11
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Interview begins: 7:02
Debrief begins: 51:37

Amanda DoAmaral is the founder and CEO of Fiveable.

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.

We discuss:

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  • TFA training and lack of teaching preparation (9:47 )

  • Teaching in Oakland and decision to leave (12:27 )

  • Start of Fiveable (20:30 )

  • Business growth (23:27 )

  • Live streaming vs. pre-recorded videos (26:00 )

  • Teachers/streamers on Fiveable (27:10 , 41:17 )

  • SAT/ACT prep (32:19 )

  • Measuring success (33:13 )

  • Dealing with seasonality of APs (37:10 )

  • Fiveable's tiny team (46:53 )

Fiveable is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Learn more about Fiveable: https://fiveable.me/
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UP068: Fiveable // live-streaming test prep for AP classes

UP068: Fiveable // live-streaming test prep for AP classes

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