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Conrado Sotelo, LET Top 2: A call for national transformation through a new breed of teachers

It was the first time that I heard and saw Conrado Sotelo talk before many last Saturday, June 8, when he dropped by to inspire MindGym’s Batch 2 LETers of September 2013. Conrado is the March 2013 Licensure Examination for Teachers’ Top 2 for Secondary Education. He was a relatively quiet reviewee. When he was […]

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We Love You!

There are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our encouragement, who will need our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give.” ―Leo Buscaglia With all our love on […]

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Lost and Found: My LET Story

We knew Josephus as one of our standout online reviewees because of his funny, passionate emails and unending curiosity and clarifications on LET questions during our Skype chats 😉 A few months later, it would turn out that he achieved the Top 4 national ranking in the LET! We finally met him face-to-face for the […]

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Learning to clap silently so Kenken would “hear”

September 2012 LET Coaching Results in 4Fs: Friendships

By mo/am Alice (Part 3 of 3)   Friendships. Friendship is not something you learn in school. But if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything. – Muhammad Ali Without friends, what a dull and boring time LET review would be.  And with each LET coaching batch at MindGym, especially […]

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September 2012 LET Coaching Results in 4Fs: Fun and Food

By mo/am Alice (Part 2 of 3) Fun. I think that if a LETer didn’t have fun reviewing at MindGym, he/she was probably too shy, too stiff, or simply KJ (a “kill joy”). From beginning to end, the candid photos I took with my outdated but reliable Canon digital – reflect the FUN that LETers […]

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September 2012 LET Coaching Results in 4Fs

By mo/am Alice (Part 1 of 3) “They would think she was savoring the taste (blueberries, cinnamon, cream-excellent), but she was actually savoring the whole morning, trying to catch it, pin it down, keep it safe before all those precious moments became yet another memory.”  ― Liane Moriarty, What Alice Forgot It’s over (meantime). MindGym […]

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How to Handle LET Anxieties the MindGym Way

Post by Coach mo/am Alice My dear MindGym LETers, I am as excited, nervous, and hopeful as you are for the LET. Are you excited to go to your testing site and meet you fellow LETers?  Are you nervous about what kind of test items you will be given and how you are going to […]

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What to Bring and Wear on the September 30, 2012 LET for a Powerful Performance

by Mo/am Coach A It’s 18 days before the LET exam and I am as busy, anxious, and hopeful as the big batch of LETers that we are coaching for the September 2012 LET.  My spirits are high.  My hands, eyes and head are all busy: doing parts of our pre-board drills, thinking of ways […]

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My LET Story: On Winning the LET Battle

Of around twenty-eight thousand examinees who took the Licensure Examinations for Teachers (Secondary), what were my chances of passing and topping the LET? It felt like a game on probability, and to increase my chances, careful calculations must be made. But the calculations, the preparations for the big day—the Big Battle Day—were not easy. I […]

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MJ (at the center, in yellow) with coach Albert Basa and fellow Social Studies majors of MindGym March 2012 LET coaching batch

My LET Story: From Online LET Reviewee to Licensed Teacher to LET Coach

by MJ Tumamac It has already been months since I took the March 2012 Licensure Examination for Teachers and the day I decided to enroll in MindGym’s online LET Coaching At first, I had no plans to review for the LET. Passing the LET seemed unimportant to me because it was not a requirement […]

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MindGym Inspiring LETers: Visually Impaired Joel Rescober Sees with His Heart

Post by Coach Alice Do you remember the famous quote from Antoine de Saint Exupery: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye? I used to have this quote on many of the handmade bookmarks that I crafted when I was younger (and there […]

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MJ giving thanks at our Hawaiian-themed Victory Party for March 2012 LET Passers & Topnotchers, May 2012

“A Challenge to New Teachers and the Government”, A Topnotcher’s Speech

As “Amomandmore” and mo/am A to MindGym LET reviewees, this is the fifth time that I’ve experienced fulfillment in something without being in the limelight, in the news, or in a public recognition platform. All five related to the joys of topping the LET: First was when I went onstage the Cuneta Astrodome with my […]

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