Dr Mark S. Brown

PhD MRes MPhys

Independent Private Education since 2014

Mathematics, Physics & Programming

Recent Articles

A Level Computing Project - Where to start

Posted on 19-01-19 in Computing • Tagged with A-level, Computer Science

This guide outlines how to begin writing (and coding) an A-level project for Computer Science


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Random numbers, order and choices

Posted on 01-10-18 in Computing • Tagged with python. random, passwords

In this article I will present uses of the standard library random. We will apply this to some useful examples.


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A Short Guide to Writing Long Answers

Posted on 17-04-18 in Physics • Tagged with A level, Exam

A short guide for A level students on how to write long answers for Physics.


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Short Exercises using simple Python Syntax

Posted on 28-02-18 in Exercises • Tagged with python, exercises, teaching

Here are some short exercises to apply knowledge of basic Python


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What to do when you're stuck

Posted on 24-02-18 in Computing • Tagged with python, programming

In this article I outline what to do if you get stuck with the exercises.


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Going in spirals with Turtle - Writing good code

Posted on 14-02-18 in Turtle Exercises • Tagged with python, random, turtle, animation

Using the Python Turtle library we draw spirals with ever increasing complexity. The aim is to see examples of good and bad code.


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Fancy Printing With Python

Posted on 10-11-17 in Computing • Tagged with python, output, print

Printing with the new format argument is an incredibly useful technique. In this article I will present a few use cases.


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Asking for Validated Input

Posted on 08-11-17 in Computing • Tagged with python, gcse, coding

In this post I will describe one way to ask the user for input and reject invalid input


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Put the calculator down!

Posted on 27-05-15 in Physics • Tagged with physics, tips

Many students are almost literally glued to their calculators. This can be unreliable and worse - slow! In this post I list a few tips.


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