Category Archives: Life & Observations

Starting to teach for Prep101

In the midst of preparing for my first bout of teaching with Prep101, happening this evening at U. of T. I’m considerably excited, given that the company uses the same materials I consistently work with at Oxford and recommend to … Continue reading

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We’re going home

Finally back in my real home in Scarborough, if only for a few hours. Having been near-constantly immersed in city smog for the past few months, I’ve forgotten how much I need all this: the deep, young green of grass … Continue reading

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209P/LINEAR

This May, 209P/LINEAR will make the ninth closest approach to Earth of any comet on record; we may, near the time of its flyby, pass through the dust trails left by its previous orbits! This means that, on the night … Continue reading

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Crunch time

10 straight hours of tutoring today, with 12 more to go throughout the week, bizarrely situated – that’s a few too many, given my less-than-optimal post-term mental state. Two graduate essays due tomorrow, and three more finals of eight yet … Continue reading

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Oxford Learning Don Valley – this is happening!

Despite the fact that these last two weeks have been hell for an assortment of reasons, something good did emerge from them – it turns out I’ll be able to, alongside the unbeatable Humayun Ahmed, create and run essentially the … Continue reading

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What’s the Next Step?

Doing my best to thoroughly analyze MCAT Verbal Reasoning and Biological Sciences passages in anticipation of a big teaching interview tomorrow. Though I’ve, by now, been through similar content at least a thousand times, I’m preparing in advance for tomorrow, and … Continue reading

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To my second mother

I don’t believe that “family” is best defined by blood relations – I love my mother, my grandmother, and my cousin beyond bounds, certainly, but I don’t think everyone affiliated with me by birth and marriage is sufficiently mine to … Continue reading

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