My Personal Struggle--the GRE

In this blog I have shared what I am learning on my job, here is something I am personally struggling with.

I have always struggled with standardized tests. Can anyone relate? I've taken classes, studied with a variety of test prep books, done online and CD prep, and spent time with test prep tutors but to no avail. I have not been able to raise my standardized test scores.

In high school I had a SAT tutor for years, however I barely earned a score of 1000. Ironically, my SAT score didn't seem to affect my ability to do well at San Diego State University and earn my degree.

My Masters at North Park University did not require a GRE because it was a program for working professionals, and I am very happy with how well I did in that program. I don't mean to gloat, but I came very close to graduating with honors.

My dream is to someday be a professor and teach Nonprofit Management--I love sharing information and resources through, my blog, my consulting, and speaking at conferences. I am eager teach at the University level!

I am trying to get a good score on my GRE so I can earn my PhD someday, however the best I've done so far is a 430 on each section. So frustrating!

Will my GRE score affect my ability to be a scholar? I just don't know. I do know that I have a passion to learn more about the nonprofit sector, do research, and share my knowledge. Do any of you have a passion like mine, but have a road block like the GRE which is holding you back?

Let's keep forging ahead, and try to break down the road block! This is a really big challenge for me, but I am not going to let it stop me from trying to achieve my dream. I am very thankful for what I have been able to achieve so far in my career, however I will continue to prepare for the test and will not stop until I get a decent score on my GRE!