## Geography, energy: Canada’s nuclear energy production

Self-tutoring about energy sources: the tutor mentions Canada’s nuclear energy production. On the west coast, one might not hear much about nuclear power. Yet, around 15% of Canada’s electricity comes from it. It’s second behind hydroelectric power, which yields 59%. …

## Exponential expressions: coefficients: negative signs

Tutoring math, details can be important. The tutor mentions negative signs in front of exponential expressions. For situations where superscripts aren’t available, exponents are sometimes indicated with a ^ sign. Therefore, 3^4 = 3*3*3*3 = 81. Today’s post isn’t about …

## French: mieux and meilleur

Self-tutoring with French: the tutor mentions something perhaps curious to an Anglophone. What follows is a simplification, but perhaps useful for a non-Francophone: In English, “better” can be either an adjective or an adverb: Charlotte sings better (adv) than Mary. …

## English: opposites: prescribe vs proscribe

Tutoring English, opposites can come in surprising pairs. The tutor mentions an example. Prescribe means to suggest or mandate something; proscribe means to forbid it. Source: dictionary.cambridge.org

## Math: exponents

Tutoring math, exponents may appear as early as middle school. The tutor gives an idea. An exponent, in most textbooks, is signified by a superscript such as 35. This means “3 exponent 5” which is 3x3x3x3x3 = 243. Typically, the …

## History, politics: Guantanamo

Self-tutoring about history and politics: the tutor mentions the curiosity of Guantanamo Bay. I guess it’s been 15 years since Barack Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay’s military detention centre. I recall his making the announcement on TV, noting he’s …

## French: le conditionnel

Tutoring French, verb forms are important. The tutor mentions the conditional form in French. In French, the conditional form designates an event that would happen if something else happens or is in play. If it was sunny, I would walk. …

## Economics: BC budget vs provincial GDP

Self-tutoring about economics: the tutor mentions the comparison of BC’s provincial budget with GDP. An interesting comparison can be a political entity’s governmental budget with its GDP. In 2023, BC’s GDP is thought to be perhaps 280B, while its governmental …