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Adventures with Oneself - Part II - The Singularity Point

August 28, 2018 Voices Dr. David Wong-Campos

I remember one occasion in a high school math class when the teacher stood up in the middle of the class to talk about stuff not related to the subject and didn't add anything to us. As a young, rebellious and naive self, I grabbed the textbook and started reading page after page to escape boredom. At some point of that short read, I felt interested by those math operations, they seemed interesting and it was exciting to do something different than the rest, especially because I wanted to and not because someone told me to do so, that by itself felt liberating.

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Why People Over 50 Tutor and You Might Want To

August 7, 2018 News Trevor Schwab

In such a technologically focused time where YouTube and social media are ever present it has never been easier to overlook great resources such as in-person instruction. However, be it an act of defiance, I think it's now more important than ever to dig in and take stock of our own knowledge and skills in order to share what we love and what we're interested in learning in our communities. We should allow this newfound technology to motivate and aid in our personal connections and our passions for learning new things. Recently a survey was conducted by Wyzant, a Chicago based company that connects students with private tutors, of their 50+ tutor demographic in order to better understand their motivations for tutoring. The findings are truly inspiring.

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Cody Heulsman on Being a Milford Music Instructor

August 7, 2018 Profiles Dr. Kale Johnson

Cody Huelsman is an inspiring local to Milford, CT, who has taken his professional life into his own hands. He grew up in New Haven, CT, and currently lives on the west shore of West Haven. He is a musician and a talented salesmen and entrepreneur, and I recently asked Cody a few questions about what he’s done to give himself more personal freedom.

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Adventures with Oneself - Part I

August 7, 2018 Voices Dr. David Wong-Campos

It is safe to assume that at some point in our lives we’ve wanted to master some skill or be good at a subject such as, say, playing the banjo or maybe mastering quantum mechanics. If you ever wondered how to do so, you might have stumbled upon Malcolm Gladwell's 10000 hours rule [1]. Although invalid, the rule posits that to be good at anything, you should spend about 10,000 hours on such subject, which is funny, since we spend a lot of our childhood and adulthood in places like schools or colleges giving us a grand total of more than 20,000 hrs by the time we are done with high school (yes, that is a conservative estimate!).

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Five Hobbies that will Improve Your Life Forever

August 7, 2018 Voices Dr. Kale Johnson

There are certain skills that are just nice to have. They can improve your quality of life, and stick with you forever. Here are five hobbies worth learning ASAP.

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Pollock or Not Pollock?

August 3, 2018 Quizzes Dr. Kale Johnson

Ever wonder if you can paint as well as Pollock? Jackson Pollock (January 28, 1912 – August 11, 1956) was an American painter and a major figure in the abstract expressionist movement. He was well known for his unique style of drip painting (see Wikipedia for full details). His paintings are often messy looking and can consist of paint splattered on canvas by throwing it from a brush or other object. While he is credited with the conception of this style, it is often debated whether it was just because he was first, or because he had something uniquely special that his paintings now sell for huge prices, up to $200,000,000.

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Tutors for Fortnite!

August 3, 2018 News Dr. Kale Johnson

Parents are spending more money on all sorts of tutoring to give their children a leg up these days, but one subject you wouldn't expect-video games! As the perception of video games quickly changes from brain-numbing time wasters to legitimate alternative to sports and other extracurriculars, parents are more often seeking help to make their children into competitive gamers. One of the most popular games right now, Fortnite, is seeing a boom in new tutors being hired to hone the skills of children and parents alike.

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