Joe built a breakthrough task list and calendar app now available on the App Store for Free.

Joe built a breakthrough task list and calendar app now available on the App Store for Free.

Joe has seen a lot of students struggle with time management. Remembering due dates for homework assignments, test dates, meetings, and extracurriculars should not be something your brain is using a lot of capacity to do. Instead, you should be focused on learning and mastering material for your classes.

Azha on the App Store

Designed and built by Joe, Azha is a breakthrough task list and calendar app that is available on the App Store for free. Every student should have it. If you need to manage your crazy busy schedule, keep track of your homework assignments, schedule your classes, labs, meetings, conferences, seminars, test dates, and extracurriculars, Azha is the best app ever made to do it. It’s simple, fast, beautiful, and fun. Plus, you can add your friends and see what they’re up to, coordinate, and support them, and they will do the same for you.

You can download it here for free on the App Store:

Get Azha on the App Store

Joe really hopes Azha will help you manage your schedule and be more productive – this is why he built it for you. Feel free to visit the Azha website to learn more about Joe’s new app.

Use Gray Paper With No Lines If You Want to Remember Your Notes

Use Gray Paper With No Lines If You Want to Remember Your Notes

The paper you use matters, so choose wisely.
You have probably never thought about what kind of paper you use, have you? After all, why should you – big companies have decided that white paper with blue lines in a spiral notebook or three-ring binder is what every student worldwide should use regardless of age, class, learning style or ability. Surely these companies must have done scientific studies to figure out what kind of paper helps students learn the best. Well, they haven’t, despite selling you billions of dollars worth of these products over the years. I know, I just blew your mind.

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Are Teachers Worth Their Pay – You Decide

Are Teachers Worth Their Pay – You Decide

The average teacher makes around $52,000 per year

Whether teachers are underpaid, overpaid, or paid a fair salary is a hotly-debated issue in the public discourse. A lot of teachers and their unions have been under fire in recent years because of underperforming schools, districts, and our country’s generally poor academic standing when compared with other countries around the world. Even though we spend the most money per student on education of any country in the world (double what countries like Germany, Japan and South Korea spend), we have been consistently dropping in the international rankings in virtually every subject area and are barely hanging on to a Top 20 spot overall.

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Welcome to Joe the Tutor

Welcome to Joe the Tutor

My name is Joe and I have spent basically my entire life learning, teaching, and tutoring math and science at all levels of education. I have taken courses ranging from kindergarten-level seed-planting from a nurturing, caring teacher in the suburbs (I failed this one the first time around, I think I over-watered), to Berkeley graduate-level quantum mechanics and nonlinear optics, from some of the most brilliant scientific minds on the planet. Like you, I have spent thousands of hours in the classroom learning from teachers and professors, young and old, new and experienced, good and bad. I remember all my teachers since I spent so much time with them and I have favorites and ones I would not want to spend another second in the classroom with. I have also spent thousands of hours teaching in the classroom and tutoring students one-on-one and in small groups and have learned and practiced the best studying, teaching, and tutoring methods. I have read hundreds of academic articles on education and distilled a staggering amount of neuroscience literature.

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