The New Normal

Well it appears that until I finish my current coursework for a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, I will have little time to maintain this blog or build up video tutorials. So this will be the last post for a while. However, I am still available for online tutoring. And since it’s online, I can teach anywhere in the world (only in English unfortunately). I teach many mathematics subjects and teach from VCE level (years 11 and 12 in high school) through to university maths (bachelor degree level). If you are interested, please contact me using the Contacts page.

The Only Constant is Change (and perhaps the speed of light)

As my time is getting more and more limited and because of the low usage of my webpage, I have decided to suspend the blog content of my webpage and develop video tutorials on various subjects. As it will take time to develop a reasonable amount of content, there will be very little activity on my website for a while. Thank you to all who have read (and hopefully learned from) my website.

My logo

Let me explain a bit about my logo. The foreground words are self-explanatory except for the 𝜋 symbol used in place of the “T”. 𝜋 is the Greek letter pi. Greek symbols are used extensively in maths and 𝜋 is the most common one used. You will see it used many times in subsequent posts.  The background equations not only have math equations, but symbols representing all sorts of math applications: astronomy, biology, chemistry, genetics, nuclear physics, electronics, … . I think this is a very appropriate logo for me. What do you think?

Why can we do maths?

Ever wonder why humans can do math? What was the evolutionary pressure that gave us the ability to do calculus? It turns out that our math abilities are a by-product of our language abilities. A good book that explains this is “The Maths Gene” by Keith Devlan. Check it out!

Introducing the DavidTheMathsTutor Blog

Hi all, Well after a bit of learning how to set up a blog site and addressing the security concerns and a lot of trial and error, I’ve finally set up the blog site. I’m sure some tweeking will occur in the early days, and I’m open to comments to improve the site. I will post my first official math related post soon. Hopefully, the facebook page will be automatically updated.