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

Posted by Sean Alexander on  July 9, 2020

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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 associated with each. Lets begin with learning math and physics in the classroom.  The classroom is thrilling and fun because there is a group dynamic

Tutoring from Coast to Coast

Posted by Sean Alexander on  June 25, 2020

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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 interviewed dozens of candidates and one stood out above the rest. First of all can I saw that I love that people wear suits to

How to Catch Up in Math for Free this Summer

Posted by Sean Alexander on  June 11, 2020

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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 to the challenge and some did not.  Regardless it's safe to assume that none of our kids are where they normally would be in math

Fractions, the mother of all math issues.

Posted by Sean Alexander on  June 4, 2020

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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 career, it really comes to bite them. By the time you get to pre calculus, if the student is scared of fractions, you're going to

Theory of Relativity Series Day 1

Posted by Sean Alexander on  May 7, 2020

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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 have developed a curriculum to teach relativity in a format that everyone at all levels can understand. I hope you enjoy this video series! -Sean