Archive | July, 2010

Questioning Gravity

Does Gravity Exist? Our Physics Tutors Weigh In. There are certain truths that dictate the way we view the world. The earth is round.  It rotates around the sun.   The sun rises in the morning and sets in the evening.  Gravity keeps us firmly on the ground.   Or does it? Last week the New York Times […]

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Applauding New Thinking on Gravity

Does Gravity Exist? Our Physics Tutors Weigh In. There are certain truths that dictate the way we view the world. The earth is round.  It rotates around the sun.   The sun rises in the morning and sets in the evening.  Gravity keeps us firmly on the ground.   Or does it?   Last week the New York […]

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Forget the Books. Bring on the Broadband.

What would a typical student’s experience be if we embraced broadband and digital technologies in the classroom?  This is the question posed in “A New America Through Broadband” featured in the Washington Post and co-authored by Blair Levin and J. Erik Garr. Levin and Garr are also the leaders of the team that prepared the […]

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Graphing Linear Equations

Every week, thousands of students ask our tutors for help with homework or studying with tests. We took a look at the most popular question over the past week in Algebra and realized that a lot of students are struggling with graphing linear equations. We can help! For example, let’s say you have to “Graph […]

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Start your civilian career with help from Tutor.com

After years of uniformed service, transitioning to a civilian career can be daunting.  Employers appreciate the integrity and experience that veterans bring to the table, but everything works differently in the civilian world, from writing your resume to landing a job interview. There’s even a new vocabulary to master—”positions” instead of MOCs, “salary” instead of […]

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NASA, Flying and Slope Formula

Bart Epstein is the Senior VP, Corporate Development and General Counsel at Tutor.com. He has previously written about his love of flying and volunteer Angel Flights. NASA recently released a new “Fly By Math” simulator as part of their Smart Skies program. They are calling it “a fresh look at traditional distance-rate-time problems.” This is a great […]

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