Monthly Archives: April 2013

Managing the Cost of Higher Education

For most students and their parents, cost is the major obstacle to obtaining post-secondary education. The graph above links to an article that offers good suggestions about how to make getting a university degree more affordable. Some of the content … Continue reading

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Atmospheric Physics for Tutorials

With Grade 11 physics students at Oak Bay High now studying waves and optics, this is a good time to mention the sub-discipline known as atmospheric physics. Optics at the high school level is normally taught with simple wave tanks … Continue reading

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Tutors in Singapore

Here in Victoria, it is not unusual for parents to hire private tutors to help their children with some portion of their formal education. Based on what I have heard from others and seen in online advertising, I believe that … Continue reading

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Possibly the Coolest Math and Physics Problem

This YouTube video is a spectacular example of how math, physics, and computer programming can come together in a fun project. Unfortunately, calculating how to do everything that is demonstrated would be inappropriate for a math or physics class in … Continue reading

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15 Most Valuable College Majors

As a private tutor and, more fundamentally, as a human being, I will never try to convince a student or a parent that earning potential should be the sole consideration for choosing an educational path, but it’s not something that … Continue reading

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