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Physics and Math Tutoring Blog

News, tips, and general information.

Our Physics and Math Students Blog helps students discover new ways of learning as well as scientific nerdy bits we all enjoy. Check back often for the latest news and information on everything from Physics, Astronomy and Math to study tips, techniques and so much more. Our physics and math tutoring blog is especially designed for people who say they are bad at math, hate studying physics and other negative thoughts that inhibit one's growth.

The difference between learning in the classroom and learning one-on-one with a tutor

July 9, 2020

Today I’d like to discuss the differences between learning in the classroom and learning one-on-one with a tutor and it’s advantages.  I’ve taught math, physics and astronomy in the classroom for years and I’ve also been a private tutor for years.  I love them both dearly, and I think it’s important that parents understand the key differences as well as the technical difficulties and advantages … Continue reading The difference between learning in the classroom and learning one-on-one with a tutor

Tutoring from Coast to Coast

June 25, 2020

It’s been almost two years now since we decided to expand our math and science tutoring services in my favorite city; New York. I loved the prospect of working there and set out to see if I could find a tutor that lived up to our very high standards. I … Continue reading Tutoring from Coast to Coast

How to Catch Up in Math for Free this Summer

June 11, 2020

Learning Math during covid-19 Many parents are wondering how they are going to help their kids catch up in math after missing material during the Covid-19 pandemic.  I’ve had the opportunity to see how many different schools have reacted to the crisis, every story is different.  Some schools really rose … Continue reading How to Catch Up in Math for Free this Summer

Fractions, the mother of all math issues.

June 4, 2020

This lesson we’ll be covering fractions which are a math subject that causes the most trouble with students going all the way from junior high, all the way to the end of high school. Many students don’t ever master the fraction. And what happens is, later in their high school … Continue reading Fractions, the mother of all math issues.

Theory of Relativity Series Day 1

May 7, 2020

Theory of Relativity Lecture Series #1 This is an introduction to my favorite physics topic:  The special theory of relativity. In my career as a physics tutor I have always wanted to teach this subject in a one-on-one format.  This is my opportunity. I’ve spent years studying this topic and … Continue reading Theory of Relativity Series Day 1

Unicorn Meteor Shower!

November 21, 2019

The Physics of a meteor Shower We’ve all seen a meteor shower, but do you understand the physics behind it?  A giant rock hurdling through space?  Nope.  It’s actually dust burning up in the atmosphere.   Most meteors are no larger than a grain of rice.  The most interesting thing about … Continue reading Unicorn Meteor Shower!

Stephen Hawking’s Ph.D. Thesis Crashes Cambridge Site After It’s Posted Online

October 24, 2017

Interest in “Properties of Expanding Universes” is at an all-time high: Stephen Hawking’s doctoral thesis of that name crashed Cambridge University’s open-access repository on the first day the document was posted online. The Cambridge Library made several PDF files of the thesis available for download from its website, from what … Continue reading Stephen Hawking’s Ph.D. Thesis Crashes Cambridge Site After It’s Posted Online

Scientists detect gravitational waves from a new kind of nova, sparking a new era in astronomy

October 18, 2017

Some 130 million years ago, in a galaxy far away, the smoldering cores of two collapsed stars smashed into each other. The resulting explosion sent a burst of gamma rays streaming through space and rippled the very fabric of the universe. On Aug. 17, those signals reached Earth — and … Continue reading Scientists detect gravitational waves from a new kind of nova, sparking a new era in astronomy

Absolute Best Way to Study for a Math or Physics Exam

March 2, 2017

Alexander Math and Physics Tutoring has been using a special technique to prepare students for exams in the San Francisco bay area. I’m going to give you our secret weapon for free. If you follow all of the steps below you are practically guaranteed an A level math or physics … Continue reading Absolute Best Way to Study for a Math or Physics Exam

How to manage studying for math with ADHD

January 24, 2017

We get a lot of students with ADHD that struggle with studying for mathematics. I’d like to take some time to share some tricks and techniques for managing this learning difference and using it to your advantage. I have a particular insight into this subject because I have ADHD and … Continue reading How to manage studying for math with ADHD

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