Monthly Archives: June 2013

Low Return on Investment

Months ago, I wrote a post that included a link to an article about university degrees that tend to lead to careers that pay well. This article from Yahoo Education does the opposite. It lists five majors that are associated … Continue reading

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Victoria Teaching Resource to Close

The most disappointing thing I read this week was this story about cutbacks at the Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics (HIA), more commonly referred to here in Victoria as simply “the observatory”. As a math and physics tutor I often ask … Continue reading

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What to Do with All that Math and Physics?

Nearly all of the students I have tutored in math and physics plan to go on to university or have already done so. For some of them, those subjects were merely obstacles to be overcome and then abandoned at the … Continue reading

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Starflight for Physics Tutors

Students I have tutored in physics get exposed to some of my favourite topics in their classes. Unfortunately, those topics are usually taught with uninspiring examples. This need not be the case. I recently scheduled some events labelled “Read for … Continue reading

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Mathematical Sequences in Art

As a private math tutor, I get to see how students in pre-calculus learn about arithmetic and geometric sequences and series. That’s arith-me-tic as an adjective with the accent on the third syllable. My students relate well enough to the … Continue reading

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