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How To Find A Tutor For Any Grade

How To Find A Tutor For Any Grade

Today we welcome a new guest author to the site, Sunil Kumar of TutorPace.com. Please enjoy his first article.

In the present educational paradigm, learning without the help of a tutor may seem like a tall feat for students of all grades. Whether you’re a fifth grader or high school student, the question remains the same – how do I overcome my …

How Does Self Awareness Emerge?

In a recent post about the definition of knowledge, I discussed how knowledge manifests from relational maps in the nervous system, mainly within the brain. In this article, I aim to answer the question “How does self awareness emerge?” within the context of those same relational maps.

How Does Self Awareness Emerge?

As mentioned in the article cited above, neural networks serve as the physical substrate for relational …

What Is Knowledge?

We all aspire to possess knowledge, but really, what is knowledge? If you are reading this, it’s safe to assume that you’re not satisfied with the dictionary definition of “facts acquired by a person through experience.” How exactly does a person “acquire” facts? Facts are not physical objects, so they are not acquired in the same way that, say, a book is acquired. Furthermore, computers are capable of acquiring vast …

How Do You KNOW That You Know?

Some people have a knack for quickly learning and mastering new concepts or skills. As one of these fortunate individuals, and also as someone who has worked with dozens of students in an attempt to help them master new concepts, I possess a body of experience that leads me to conclude the following: effective learning requires the process of self-verification, or, the process of answering the question “how do you …

No Focus

Brain Booster #3 No Focus How This Boosts Your Brain

This challenge is a first step in helping your mind become aware of itself. Every mind is plagued by a persistent chorus of chaos, and calming this cacophony is a constant chore. In attempting this challenge, you may find that trying to clear the muddy waters by force only stirs them up. The trick is to let them settle.

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Vocabulary Sentence Building

Brain Booster #2 Vocabulary Sentence Building How This Boosts Your Brain

This challenge boosts your brain from three angles: vocabulary building, vocabulary usage, and working memory. The benefits of vocabulary building have been expounded time and again (check this article for an insightful view on the topic), but everyday life doesn’t often call on us to use the vocabulary we’ve built. It …

Node-Connection Puzzle

Brain Booster #1 Node-Connection Puzzle How This Boosts Your Brain

The first challenge can be solved without too much higher-level thinking (assuming you can make sense of the problem statement); the second cannot. You can solve the first challenge by going node by node, but you have to exercise your faculty of pattern recognition to figure out what happens when the number of nodes is unknown. As with any pattern, …

Top 5 Study Tips For Finals

When the time arrives to take your semester finals, do not let test anxiety and poor preparation get the best of you. There is no reason that you cannot rock your final exams! Check out the study tips for finals below.

Top 5 Study Tips for Finals Resist the urge to cram: Plan ahead, and break up your study time into chunks. Focus on Studying: While having calming music …

Elevate Your Mind

Elevate Your Mind

What does it mean to elevate your mind? What are the benefits of thinking on a higher level? This article will answer these questions, and offer a few suggestions to increase your mental capacity.


Ask yourself the following question: if a brilliant thinker were to spend a day inside your head, would they be interested in your thoughts? If you think small and simple, like all …

Education From Within

Personal Experience and Individual Passions: Keys to Academic Excellence

Education in our modern age tends to favor a standardized approach to learning. While this serves the statistical best interests of the educational system, it can have a demoralizing effect on students who learn unconventionally.  The idea of mass public education is to put students more or less on the same page, with a comparable set of skills and knowledge. The …