Monthly Archives: December 2014

Reminders from a Victoria Teen

My current life as an independent math and physics tutor had its roots in the toys of my youth. I was reminded of this by a story on CBC Radio One this morning when the host interviewed Ann Makosinski, who … Continue reading

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Electromagnetism Example for Tutoring Physics

This is the time of year when the students I tutor in Physics 12 here in Victoria are studying electromagnetism. Since I am always looking for new ways to make everything I teach relevant to my students, I was very … Continue reading

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A Future Physics Tutorial Example

In the course of a routine year of tutoring physics I cover many topics but, because of the BC high school and UVic curricula, most of that time goes into kinematics and dynamics. Every year I help my students with … Continue reading

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Programming for the Sake of Mental Skills

“Word problems” often appear to strike fear into the hearts of the students I tutor in physics and, to a lesser degree, mathematics. Long ago, when I was a student I noticed the same thing among my peers. It baffled … Continue reading

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