This is a picture of my wife Thuy and I. I’m an American English teacher in Vietnam. I teach English to children and adolescents. My website is for anyone who wants to get better at English. Students can learn about a new app. Teachers can find an interesting lesson plan or a fun game. Parents can get some helpful advice. Thanks for visiting and don’t forget to be awesome.

Mobee Puts a Flag on Old City Hall (Almost)

A fancy steak restaurant, law offices, the National Trust for Scotland Foundation and…Mobee. All are tenants of Boston’s Old City Hall. Mobee isn’t the typical company you’d find in Mayor Curley’s old stomping grounds. They’re a startup on a mission to give businesses that critical last mile data. Last night they threw their official office warming party. It was complete with Mobee themed cocktails, a mascot in a bee costume and a DJ pumping out house music. […]

A Visit to the New Fresh Tilled Soil Office

Note: I made this 24 second video with Directr. Their app is free, easy to use and the videos come out looking great.   I stopped by the new Fresh Tilled Soil office today. It’s an absolutely beautiful space in the recently remodeled Riverworks building. See below for my 24 second video. If you haven’t heard about Fresh Tilled Soil they are a UI design firm for web and mobile applications. Their CEO, Richard Banfield, spends some of his time giving back to […]

3 Tips on How to Hire a Developer

  A medium sized IT consulting company is looking to hire a database developer. How do they actually go about doing that? Getting a large pool of candidates and selecting someone can be stressful. Here are three tips that can reduce the amount of time it takes to hire a developer: 1. Present a Programming Challenge Kids ask A LOT of questions: “Why is the sky blue?” or “How deep is the ocean?”. As they […]

A Little Piece of Thailand in Porter Square

Two friends and I ate at Sugar and Spice in Porter Square tonight. Here’s my review I just posted to Google+: Absolutely delicious. Those are two words that accurately describe our meal. We each ordered one dish and shared: Drunken Noodles, Crispy Duck, Chicken Massaman Curry. Even though it said spicy on the menu for some of the dishes it just added to the flavor. I’m a wimp when it comes to spicy food and […]

World’s Most Popular Professor to Teach EdX Course

“If you take this course, your life will never be the same.” Those are the words of Professor Lewin; the world’s most popular professor. The video lectures for his courses have more than 11 million views on YouTube. Bill Gates has watched all his lectures more than once. The New York Times has dubbed him a “web star”. He risks life and limb in demonstrations that leave a life-long impression on his students. Professor Lewin’s Electricity and Magnetism course […]