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Open Source Software For Analysis And Correlation Of Reading Patterns With Superior Sat Scores Using Eye Gaze Tracking Device [Completed]

2018-12-11T15:12:50+09:00

Open Source Software For Analysis And Correlation Of Reading Patterns With Superior Sat Scores Using Eye Gaze Tracking Device Abstract An open-source application using a gaze tracking device for investigating a correlation between reading patterns and superior Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) reading scores is presented. An eye gaze tracking device tracks where the reader is looking across the screen and provides the coordinates of the gaze. The collected data enables us to determine reading patterns and times spent looking at specific sections of the screen and analyze them. The statistical analysis shows that the ratio of [...]

Open Source Software For Analysis And Correlation Of Reading Patterns With Superior Sat Scores Using Eye Gaze Tracking Device [Completed]2018-12-11T15:12:50+09:00

Development of Facial Recognition Algorithm for Marking Attendance

2018-12-11T15:21:34+09:00

Development of Facial Recognition Algorithm for Marking Attendance Abstract We propose to use a facial recognition technology in a smart attendance application in order to make the attendance taking process more efficient. The conventional method, such as manual roll call, is inefficient and time consuming. However, with the application of facial recognition technology, the attendance taking process becomes automated and unobtrusive, thereby making it a smarter alternative to traditional methods. In this paper, we introduce an open source attendance taking program using OpenFace for the facial recognition module. We use a machine learning approach to build [...]

Development of Facial Recognition Algorithm for Marking Attendance2018-12-11T15:21:34+09:00

Effect of Sleep Quality of Examination Performance

2018-12-11T15:21:44+09:00

Effect of Sleep Quality of Examination Performance Abstract This research was conducted because the student was interested in finding out how sleep quality affected exam results. At the time, the student was using a sleep tracking application every night to gather the necessary data for this study. While sleeping, humans become immobile, so a sleep tracking application is needed to track sleeping patterns as data for this project. At first, the student wanted to know how sleep tracking apps worked, so the student wanted to create a sleep tracking app of her own. However, after the [...]

Effect of Sleep Quality of Examination Performance2018-12-11T15:21:44+09:00

An Open Source Software For Post-Match Spatio Temporal Performance Analysis Of Soccer Players

2018-12-11T15:21:55+09:00

An Open Source Software For Post-Match Spatio Temporal Performance Analysis Of Soccer Players Abstract An Open Source, post-match analysis software that recreates player and soccer ball movements as two dimensional trajectories as seen from a bird’s eye view is implemented. This allows for spatio-temporal analyses of player movements in relation to the soccer ball to be made. Each player is outfitted with a Global Positioning System (GPS) device that collects high frequency data from geostationary satellites at a constant interval of less than one second. The collected player and soccer ball position data are visualized using animation-type plots [...]

An Open Source Software For Post-Match Spatio Temporal Performance Analysis Of Soccer Players2018-12-11T15:21:55+09:00

The thoughtful approach to math

2018-12-11T15:44:04+09:00

One of the advantages of private tutoring is that we can watch students work through academic tasks in real time. This has given us insight into the best and worst practices for success. Take the common practice of solving a math problem: Novice problem solvers attack problems without a plan in their minds and a pencil in their hands. They move through the problems as fast as possible without double checking on the page and on the calculator. Calculations often end up messy and don't follow the standard or recommended conventions. In the end, students may have solved correctly, but sometimes not [...]

The thoughtful approach to math2018-12-11T15:44:04+09:00

Profile in Tutelage: Douglas Busacker

2018-12-11T15:44:19+09:00

Douglas is the Academic Director at Tokyo Academics, where he has guided the development of the SAT curriculum and heads SAT class teaching. An engineer by training, Douglas loves problem solving around effective teaching and learning, and works with all of TA's tutors for continuing training and development. Why did you come to Japan? Long story short, I figured I’d regret not living in Japan. Japanese culture has influenced my entire life. My mentor in high school, Japanese-Hawaiian by birth, spoke to me about “bushido”: the Japanese warrior code of honor. These concepts of chivalry resonated with me. Later on at [...]

Profile in Tutelage: Douglas Busacker2018-12-11T15:44:19+09:00

Tutor Profile: Meeting Thomas Beecher

2018-12-11T15:44:36+09:00

Thomas is a core member of the Tokyo Academics Reading, Writing, and English faculty. Tom hails from Australia, but has traveled the world, with degrees from home (University of Melbourne) and abroad (Sciences Po, in Paris). A global citizen, Tom has lived in Australia, France, India, and Russia, before arriving in Japan. Thomas is a journalist and editor for Metropolis, one of Tokyo's largest English-language periodicals. Why did you come to Japan? I have always been fascinated by Japan -- its rich culture and sense of tradition as well as its vibrant modernity. I moved here following a teaching stint in [...]

Tutor Profile: Meeting Thomas Beecher2018-12-11T15:44:36+09:00

Let’s make learning more difficult (for better results!)

2018-12-11T14:29:41+09:00

This post is a little different. Douglas Busacker, our Academic Director, gave a talk at TEDxRoppongi, held here at Tokyo Academics. We are excerpting (with edits) a piece of his talk for this post. One of the most common study habits students pick up is cramming. Cramming comes naturally to students as the natural solution to procrastination - why not relax for weeks and save all the pain for a short period of time? But one of the biggest problems with cramming is that everything learned this way gets stored in short term memory, and seldom finds its way into long [...]

Let’s make learning more difficult (for better results!)2018-12-11T14:29:41+09:00

ACT 2009 Form 62D – Complete Answers

2018-12-11T15:45:01+09:00

Just a very quick and specific blog update. We were informed by one of our families that the ACT 2009 Form 62D practice test that is floating around on the internet has an incomplete answer key (no math answers; partial reading, science answers). We had a couple of our tutors review and answer the missing questions, and we're making the complete answer sheet available for anyone to download. Please find the answers in PDF format here. Edit: We were informed by a couple commenters that we goofed on 3 questions in the answer key, namely questions 18, 39, and 58. The answers [...]

ACT 2009 Form 62D – Complete Answers2018-12-11T15:45:01+09:00

What’s up behind the scenes?

2018-12-11T15:45:18+09:00

At Tokyo Academics, achieving an A in AP Biology (or any other course) shouldn’t be the end of the journey. We want to teach students great study habits, effective learning techniques, and ways to stay focused by providing them with tools to prepare for lifelong learning. A key piece of this is also learning how to apply knowledge and make (and sometimes break) things. ​ In this vein, we wanted to let everyone know about some of the exciting things happening behind the scenes. We’ve gathered the best tutors and students in Japan, and despite being busy with test prep and [...]

What’s up behind the scenes?2018-12-11T15:45:18+09:00