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How to Eat an Elephant

Many years ago I worked with an engineer whose favorite aphorism was: “How do you eat an elephant?” “One bite at a time!” My engineer friend thought this was the most important and profound thing he had learned in his entire engineering education, and I think he might be. ... Read More


How to Navigate AP History Class Content

There are three main AP level history subjects offered by the College Board, AP US history, AP European history, and AP Modern World history. By far the most commonly offered subject from this group is AP US history of ‘APUSH’ as many refer to it, and it is typically taken by high school ... Read More


Updates to the AP Physics 1 Curriculum

The College Board’s AP Physics 1 Course and Exam Description was updated in the fall of 2021 to reflect that the AP Physics 1 exam will no longer test what were previously units 8, 9 and 10 (electric force and field, DC circuits, and mechanical waves and sound). The College Board explained the ... Read More


Critical Thinking & Problem Solving in Math

“I’m not sure what to do.” It is one of the most frustrating situations for a student because you can feel completely lost and without a sense of direction. Time and time again, students get stumped on an assignment or dreaded word problem. They have just recently learned the concepts, ... Read More

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