Monthly Archives: November 2014

Science Game for Christmas

It’s still only November but this tutor heard his first Christmas song a few days ago and Victoria has snow flurries in its 24-hour weather forecast so I suppose the time has come to say something seasonal. As a kid I always wanted science … Continue reading

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Getting the Most from Homework

As a private tutor, I believe strongly in the value of thinking. My students do not always appreciate that because it means I expect them to work hard. When some students come to me for math or physics help they are … Continue reading

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Home Learning Links

I recently started tutoring a new homeschool student in high school math so that got me thinking about the various distance education programs like SIDES, NIDES and The Link that are operated by some of the school districts in BC. In the sidebar … Continue reading

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STEM Interest without Intent

In my role as a private math and physics tutor, most of the students I meet are in their final years of high school. Since nearly all of them plan to go on to university, I always ask what they … Continue reading

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Hard Work and STEM Subjects

Last week, while tutoring at UVic, one of my physics students lamented the fact that her friends in business and the humanities were able to maintain good grades while spending much more time than her on recreation and socializing. I … Continue reading

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