# Physics and Math Tutoring Blog

News, tips, and general information.

## Fractions, the mother of all math issues.

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

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!

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

Stephen Hawking’s Doctoral Thesis 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 … 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

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

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

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