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Alex Clatworthy

Recent Posts

Why Star Wars Books Are Must-Reads

Dec 17, 2015
I’m a big Star Wars fan, and in the lead up to December and Episode 7, it’s a great time to talk about my favorite part of the galaxy far, far away: The books.

What Every Student Should Do In The Last 10 Minutes Of A Maths Exam

Oct 20, 2015
I tutored maths for a few years, and there were two basic skills I wished every high school student had nailed down.

Surprisingly Educational Games: Boxcars

Sep 18, 2015
YourTutor's Alex Clatworthy explains how the game Boxcars can help kids learn about evolution.

'Inside Out': What's The Hype About?

Jul 10, 2015
Inside Out is the latest movie from Disney Pixar, and it’s not bad at all. It’s been getting some very mixed reviews (although it’s sitting at a very comfy 98% on rotten tomatoes at time of writing), so it deserves a slightly closer animation.

What's The Deal With Gravity Falls? A Parents Guide

Jul 8, 2015
Gravity Falls is a great show for kids of all ages, and with little violence and no objectionable themes. There are dinosaurs and time travellers and love and plot, and it accomplishes all of this is neat little twenty-something minute episodes.

What's the deal with Adventure Time? A parents guide

May 21, 2015
Adventure Time is one of the most popular cartoons out there. But does it teach good lessons, or is it just the fast-food of the television world?

Star Wars literature: The stories you haven't seen

May 4, 2015
As it's May 4th, YourTutor’s, Director of Statistical Analysis, and avid Star Wars fan, explains how the books uncover stories you’d never know about just watching the films.

What's the deal with Minecraft? A parents guide

Apr 28, 2015
A classic videogame by any metric, Minecraft has the added bonus of it being a constructive, thoughtful game suitable for all ages. Minecraft is essentially lego, allowing players to place blocks in a 3D world to create buildings, art, or even complicated machines.

Thank you Sir Terry Pratchett

Mar 13, 2015
Today is a sad day, as it marks the passing of Sir Terry Pratchett. To call him an author is to barely scratch the surface. He wrote over 70 books, more than 40 of them in the famous Discworld series.

How many digits of Pi do you really need?

Mar 13, 2015
To celebrate annual Pi Day, we wanted to share our thoughts on the mathematical constant and some ideas on how you can celebrate.