TEST PREP PROFILE: Travis Minor

Ready to learn the history, philosophy, and practice of an experienced professional in the test prep industry?

Meet Travis Minor, who founded Open Door Education in 2011 with the goal of building the best and most impactful tutoring company in Massachusetts. Travis, who earned his B.S. in Secondary Education at the University of Vermont and his M.Ed. at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, began his teaching career in West Philadelphia, where he became acutely aware of the profound impact of enthusiastic, rigorous tutoring and test preparation. As a 2005 graduate of Concord-Carlisle High School, Travis understands the pressures and challenges facing students attending competitive high schools, and he also knows the life-long benefits of learning to rise to overcome these obstacles through patience, grit, and a willingness to ask for help (something he is still working on).

When he’s not at Open Door, Travis serves as the chair of The Scholarship Fund of Concord and Carlisle, the Vice President of Ethics for the National Test Prep Association, and as the Education Entrepreneurship Teaching Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Travis is a founding Board Member of the National Test Prep Association.

Travis first appeared on the podcast in episode #21 to discuss Implications Of An Environmental Context Dashboard.

Find Travis at travis@opendoor.education.

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