Q and A

Have a question that's not on here? Feel free to contact me.

Do you tutor? Can you recommend a tutor? Generally speaking, I no longer tutor/teach. However, I have made and am still willing to make availability for extreme cases of mathematical / computational talent development in exceptionally capable and motivated youth.

Regardless of whether you fit that niche -- if you're serious about learning extra math outside the classroom (i.e. enrichment), or filling in missing foundations (i.e. remediation), or preparing for a credit exam (e.g. AP Calculus BC), then check out mathacademy.com. We've created a fully automated and personalized online learning system that emulates the behavior of an expert tutor, and our monthly price is even less expensive than a single hour with an expert tutor.

My child is mathematically gifted. Can you recommend any resources/advice? Yes, see here. Also see here regarding coding. And if your kid spends a lot of time doing little math puzzles, try encouraging them to take on some larger projects. Note that lots of mathematically gifted kids get funnelled into competition math, which is typically not as productive as learning more advanced (i.e. higher-grade) math subjects.

How can I learn effectively (and how do I do this if I'm on my own)? See here and here. Also, try to make your study sessions short and frequent as opposed to long and sparse.

I self-studied a bunch of university-level math. ...
  • ... How can I demonstrate this to colleges and use this to strengthen my college applications? See here.
  • ... How can I place into appropriate courses at university? If what you studied is beyond what's covered on the university's placement exam, then contact the head of the math department, give them context about what you studied (and how you studied it), and request to chat with them to see if it would be approriate for you to place out of those courses. (Make sure that you're fresh on all the material you claim to have learned -- if you can't talk fluently about those subjects and solve problems on the board, then you won't make a convincing case.)

I'm a new teacher. Any advice or knowledge you can share? Ah geez. Where to start?
How to explain / understand (insert topic here)?
How did you get started with calisthenics? See here.

What template does this site use? Minimal Mistakes with lots of customizations. Hosted on GitHub Pages. (If you're getting started with a personal website, here's my advice.)

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