Russian-speaking community of the new social network Vero interviewed me about my work as a career coach for teens, and the usage of social networks. It was a great honor! Thanks, VeroFamily! Full version in Russian is here: https://teletype.in/@vero/BJNP3SekX English translation below: 1. What / Who brought you to Vero? How did you get to … More My Interview for Vero True Social Russian-speaking Community
Enter all the state holidays and long weekends into your Google Calendar and share them with your family members.
Enter all the state holidays and long weekends into your Google Calendar and share them with your family members. … More 5 things to do in the first week of the new year
El Perro Milonguero has his own page at https://elperromilonguero.wordpress.com/ But in case you haven’t been keeping up with his latest adventures, here’s a quick round-up
This series of sketches is dedicated to my favorite art forms: Art form – Architecture
El Perro Milonguero is a stylish dog born and raised in Argentine Tango community. He is always ready to cheer everyone up by being positive and resolving any misunderstandings. At the same time, El Perro is a RESEARCHER. He is always ready to learn more about tango, tangueros and their ways of interacting with each … More El Perro Milonguero – January 2017 Round up
Hope you’re getting back on track with your work or school after the winter break! My January started off at a tango party. The morning of January 1st was calm, cozy and fun. It started off with coffee and favorite movies from childhood and finished off with sitting next to the first live Christmas tree … More Hi, January 2017!
I love pumpkin pies but I never have time to make them. Here is a super quick recipe that requires minimal effort and preparation. I shared it on Lifehack.Org here: http://www.lifehack.org/502458/quick-ricotta-pumpkin-pie-recipe All you will need is a pie crust, pumpkin puree, creamy ricotta and sugar. Let me know if you are planning to try it … More Quick Ricotta Pumpkin Pie Recipe
How to manage grad school, a part-time job (or jobS), a relationship (or a family) and not to go crazy? If you’ve been to grad school for over 6 month you have probably figured out that it’s a rhetorical question. However, we c an always brainstorm strategies to “Keep calm and ______”. The next question … More 4.5 Ways to “Keep Calm And __[incert anything]”
Some people perceive millennials as a generation of spoiled coffee-drinking infantile youngsters with hyper-extended childhood who take about 30 years to ‘find themselves’ only to find themselves working as baristas while pretending to be engaged in ‘vaguely creative activities’. Misconceptions about graduate students, especially the ones in humanities go even further. Just for laughs – here … More Assorted Stereotypes About Grads
I took a sketching course this fall and here is a quick roundup of what I’ve done. I learned a lot and had tons of fun!
This weekend was really mathematical for me! I went to Canadian Mathematical Society Annual Winter Meeting! This year it was held in Niagara falls. We didn’t get to see the falls and the fire alarm nearly chased us out of the conference halls, but overall the trip was incredibly productive and fun. I also met … More Canadian Mathematical Society Winter Meeting 2016 – Niagara!
YEY, December! My favorite month of the year! This year December started off for me with an allnighter. I was trying to finish up my slides for a talk at Canada Math Society. But other than that the first day of December was slightly foggy and very cozy. BTW, if you happen to speak Russian, … More Hi, December!
This Monday my piece about alternatives to complaining was published at That First Year Blog! I am honored and excited to be a part of this project! See the piece here: http://www.thatfirstyearblog.com/from-the-trenches/2016/11/21/the-alternatives-to-complaining
I work with teens and most of them love arguments and debates [i love debates as well!] But debating is a form of art. Some of my students have not mastered it yet, so they often end up having a ‘teenage debate’. A ‘teenage debate’ is a discussion where participants criticize each other instead of … More How not to have a ‘teenage debate’
I’m a math teacher and a graduate student. I don’t teach at a public school. Instead I teach at special programs for gifted children, or work with children individually. I guess that makes me a freelancing math teacher.
This November started off with the Fields Medal Symposium (read more about how it went over here).
I’m a huge fan of green tea and I am constantly on the outlook for new tea flavors. I also love spices (but not spicy food :)). Actually tea and spices make a perfect combo, especially as the temperatures start to drop and all of us need a little extra help warming up.
There’s no Nobel Prize in math but there’s a Fields Medal which is given to mathematicians under the age of 40 for their outstanding achievements. Every year Toronto’s Fields Institute hosts an annual Fields Medal Symposium to honor one of the medalists. This time we have Prof. Manjul Bhargava – a number theorist born in … More Fields Medal Symposium 2016
Yesterday we painted October’s portrait at the 4 Cats Studio at the Toronto Junction Triangle (1615 Dupont St.). The studio is pretty easy to get to by TTC. It’s full of samples of previous students’ work. There’s lots of light, but the place still has an ambient feel to it.
“Why do you teach math to gifted kids?” – I’ve been hearing this question from a lot of my friends lately, so I decided to answer this question in a form of a video. If you speak Russian – watch the video here: If you aren’t a Russian speaker, here’s a quick summary: I … More Why I Teach Math to Gifted Kids