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Why I Launched Papaya

How did it all start? I was over the moon when I received my offer letter from my dream job at Accenture. I got a full time position in Los Angeles CA (another dream) with a starting salary of $90K (including bonuses). It was all a dream, but reaching my goal or dream position was …

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PAPAYA FATHER OF THE MONTH

With Father’s day around the corner, we wanted to dedicate this blog to one of our favorite dads at Papaya, Vincent Salgado. The team tells me how surprised they are that he sits through his son’s class and stays with him. That’s dedication… that’s love! Having someone you trust introduce you and/or be there with …

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mental health problems

Do you know that academic success is a  catalyst for mental health problems?

A report from the CDC revealed that In 2019, approximately 1 in 6 youth reported making a suicide plan in the past year, a 44% increase since 2009. Mental health month is such an important time to stop, reflect and take action. Mental Health Awareness month is well underway and I wanted to share something …

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4 things I wished someone told me about Imposter Syndrome

For this Mental Health Awareness month, I wanted to talk about Impostor syndrome. I am not a trained professional on this topic. I just want to share my own experiences hoping that it can help you. I know that knowing about this syndrome earlier would have been good for me.  I experienced impostor syndrome all …

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5 ways our tutors inspire students to find the beauty in Science and Math

Don’t we all love a good challenge? Maybe you don’t, but when you start overcoming challenges, you know that you have drank from the kool aid and there is no coming back. That is exactly what we strive to do at Papaya. We find tutors who love the subjects they teach, have overcome challenges, and …

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3 Problems In Bilingual Education That I Found Out When I Went To NYC For NABE

2 weeks ago, NABE (National Association of Bilingual Educators)  gave me the opportunity of a lifetime. I was a featured speaker along with people like the United States Secretary of Education, Michael Cardona,  and Commissioner Betty A. Rosa, Commissioner of Education & President of the University of the State of New York, along other thought …

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