Month: January 2020

Geography: Wolves in France

Self-tutoring about geography and animals: the tutor mentions wolves in France. Perhaps a North American can be tempted to believe that Europe is no longer wild. However, Europe has its mountain ranges that still host wilderness. France has two wolf

Education: heuristic, part 0

Self-tutoring about thinking and learning: the tutor mentions the term heuristic, used as a noun. One of the smartest people I’ve met was a head waiter. Once he showed me proper placement of cutlery on a table, and called it

Math: a detail about order of operations

Tutoring math, so often a detail can pose danger. The tutor relates such a case. Occasionally, regarding order of operations, I’ve heard people say you do addition before subtraction, since of course in BEDMAS, A comes before S. It’s a

Lifestyle: YouTube channels: That Chapter

Self-tutoring about true crime and mystery channels on YouTube: the tutor relates…. I believe I discovered Mike’s YouTube channel That Chapter a little over a year ago. That Chapter covers unsolved crime and disappearance. Its subscription has exploded since I’ve

Handyman role: plumbing: quick connects

Self-tutoring about plumbing: the tutor relates…. I had to change out a plumbing connector the other day…it seems its liner was disintegrating. I went to the hardware store and got helpful advice. (I also made a few impulse buys.) When

Writing: what are guillemets?

Self-tutoring about special characters: the tutor mentions a discovery. «Guillemets» are angle brackets used around quotations; apparently they’re common in French, while English uses “quotation marks.” Source:

Children: the playground

Self-tutoring about children and being a parent: the tutor recalls…. Before the kids entered middle school I took them outside for a couple of hours, rain or shine, each day they didn’t have school. I did so to give them

BC schools: Heritage Woods

Self-tutoring about schools in BC: the tutor mentions Heritage Woods. I attended a wrestling tournament yesterday – more to come about that:) Today I want to mention Heritage Woods, a school I learned of at yesterday’s tournament. Heritage Woods is

Communication: diplomacy

Self-tutoring about a modern trend: the tutor visits a case of delicacy. On Young & the Restless – yes, the famous soap opera – I heard Nick Newman say, “Lately, there’s not much overlap between the plan and what actually

Weather: how much snow did we get Jan 15-16?

Self-tutoring about the weather: the tutor comments…. I went to a level, undisturbed place today and gently dug to bottom, then extended a tape measure. It showed depth 11.25 inches, or 28.6cm. I admit that, by then, the melt was