Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A New University Level Online Course For Alex - Linear Algebra



Song:  Question (Live at Red Rocks)

Group:  The Moody Blues





Alex will be starting a University level online course in a few weeks
as part of his advanced supplementary studies at home.

This link below will take you to its home page:



Just as the many other online University courses...
it provides many courses from many of the world's top universities...
for free.

The only catch is...
if you wish a certificate...
it will cost you...
and...
the course does not necessarily count towards any University's degree programs.

What good is this?

It is the knowledge that is most important.

What these type of programs provide is a way to advance yourself
in preparation for other similar classes in University...
or to get an edge over others in job specific knowledge.

Alex will be taking a course in Linear Algebra.




University preparation must start early in a child's life.

Alex has already taken similar online University courses.

Although Alex is still only 13 years old...
he is looking forward to one day going to University.

In several months time...
Alex may be presented with an opportunity to go to College early.

We still must apply 
(for actual entrance in less than two years)...
and he still must test...
but we know he is ready.

If everything works out...
he could actually be a College student at 14 years old.

Alex is very excited about this.

The most important aspect of his personality...is his drive.

He wants to learn...
and he studies many hours daily.

Should he be accepted...
he will have to declare a major.

I already know he will wish to major in Mathematics...
however, he will also need a minor...or maybe an additional major.

We are exposing him to other areas he seems to have an aptitude for...
as well as in that which he has a deep interest.

He may be interested in Computer Science / Programming.

This particular course will give him a better understanding of that area.



It is crucial for all parents to help guide their children in life...
to know their hopes and dreams...
to know their aptitude and attitude...
to point out all possible directions...
to help them narrow their search to the most plausible ones...
as guided by their hearts...and as made possible by their drive to achieve...
and the efficient paths through which they may reach their dreams.


In my next article...
I will go over some of our longer range plans to help Alex achieve his dreams.













2 comments:

  1. Sounds like you have quite the long-term plan for Alex worked out. I think it is important to expose your children to the different possibilities that are available to them. I wish my parents would have done more of that as I had no idea of what type of career I wished to have, or what I was suited for, until much later in life.

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  2. There is no one closer to a child than his parents. Who better than they to help guide him? My life might have turned out far different had mine also done so. Then again...I hadn't done so poorly :)

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