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Unquestionably, one of the most entertaining ways to learn astronomy is simply to look up. While the summer nights are short and dusk does not happen until quite late, the relaxed pace of the summer and the locations where summer nights are generally clearer can make for some spectacular views. In the Northern Hemisphere, unfortunately, the winter sky is a bit more spectacular, but there are still... read more

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Now that finals have passed for most of the college students on the semester schedule, I'd like to reflect on the panic that arises when students in required introductory physical science classes come to the end of a course and realize that they haven't retained anything! What is the correct approach to triaging such situations? Of course, the best way to engage with material is by answering... read more

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Galileo was a famous astronomer who was the first scientists to point his telescope towards the heavens and view the moon, rings of Saturn and other amazing objects. When he began to study the moon he noticed that there were craters and plains on it. He also noticed that there were mountains on the moon by noticing light patterns on the moon.Many people would have gone on to the next observation,... read more

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Hello to all you Happy Learners! I am just setting up my profile and getting all my qualifying exams completed for subjects I am qualified and experienced in for teaching. There will be new posts as we get things set up here. For astronomy and science tutoring help, I can make my self and my home astronomical observatory available as part of the learning experience. I have multiple... read more

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A current poll by Wyzant of tutors indicates a large majority of tutors assign homework to their tutees. Seriously? My students all have plenty of teacher-assigned homework they are required to do. They can use this homework to practice what we've done in tutoring sessions. More homework? Not if you want to keep the student!

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I am new to WyzAnt.com and now I want to tutor you! For about 10 years now, I have been teaching subjects such as mathematics, physics, test preparation, and astronomy in higher education. I have helped students of various backgrounds understand these subjects. I have also used multimedia and technology to help students visualize some of the complex ideas that can come up in these fields.

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Dear Readers, It is good to be back i.e. reactivated at WyzAnt. I have an opportunity to tutor in Astronomy which is great as it is a subject that I majored in at the Undergraduate Level and I enjoy reading what has been going on in Astronomy/ Space Sciences lately. If you need any help with subject area or any others of which I am qualified , please contact me. Regards. Carlton

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My emerging tutoring passion is assisting ESL college students with their coursework. Most of them must also hold full-time jobs to support themselves and often their families as well. Many require online courses to get college educations. They could not earn a college degree any other way. Do textbook publishing companies realize how much cultural bias is written into their online ancillary... read more

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Hello Students and Parents! I just wanted to send out a post telling everyone to have a fun and safe Halloween this year. The holidays are going to be cold, so bundle up! I'd also like to update everyone on my location. I have moved to Terre Haute, IN and live in an apartment just off of 7th. However, tutoring will not take place at my apartment due to the location and neighborhood, so I'd... read more

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I believe in finding a person's learning style and employing that to assist an individual with their school subjects. No one person shares the same way of learning, so what works for one person may not work for another. I've used this philosophy in all paths of life; like when training employees on the job, tutoring students one on one or heading up study groups. Let me help you succeed.

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So the world didn’t come to an end! On this past March 30th, particle physicists at CERN started colliding beams of particles in an underground circular collider, outside of Geneva. And we didn’t observe the formation of black holes nor the world collapsing into one of them. We were not even close to the end of the world. True, we are exploring the behavior of particles at energies that have never... read more

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I use to attend the amateur astronomy meeting on Friday nights at Duke. While as I liked astronomy, I was only a bit interested in viewing stars via a telescope on a cold winter night. I must confess that the real reason I would attend the meeting was that it was run by a physics professor who specialized in string theory. What a great occasion to discuss and learn about string theory from a world... read more

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According to the Public Broadcasting System educational television program, NOVA, “A parsec is equivalent to 3.26 light years.” According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) website, Ask an Astronaut, a light year is, “The distance light travels in 1 year,” which is 5,878,786,410,000 miles per year. With that information, we can find out just how far away a parsec is. If... read more

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According to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a light year is, “The distance light travels in 1 year.” How far is that, really, and how do we figure it out? First, we must understand that we're talking about distance not time. We already know the time, how long it takes to travel from 1 place to another, 1 year. Distance refers to how far it is from one point to... read more

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My name is Rachel. I am 27 years old. I am happily married with 3 daughters. I am currently attending Colorado State University.  I have a developmentally challenged child who I am teaching to read, write, and spell. I love to work with children of all ages. I am proficient in Writing, Reading, Anatomy and Physiology, Vocabulary,  etc. I am available to tutor after classes on weekdays... read more