ESP Biography

DAVID LERNER, MIT S.B. in Physics, Teaching at Acera

Major: 8

College/Employer: Self

Year of Graduation: 2012

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I taught with Splash and Delve, and I now teach math, physics, and programming to gifted students of all ages through own company, Lerner's Learners (, and previously at Acera, a private school in Melrose.

Past Classes

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M7448: Big Numbers in Splash! 2013 (Nov. 23 - 24, 2013)
In this class, we study big numbers, including the biggest number ever used in a formal math paper. Just how big? Bigger than yo momma. But really, how big? Too big to write down, if you put a digit on every particle in the universe. As is the number of digits. As is the number of digits in the number of digits. And ditto if you wrote 'the number of digits in' once per particle in the universe.... And then we learn how to go much, much bigger.

S3848: Physics of String Music in Splash! 2010 (Nov. 20 - 21, 2010)
Even wanted to know why a string plays the note it does or why an A on a piano sounds different than that of a guitar? Come find out the answers to these questions and more!

S4854: AP Physics B in Delve 2011-2012 (Sep. 18, 2011)
This course provides a systematic introduction to the main principles of physics and emphasizes the development of conceptual understanding and problem-solving ability using algebra and trigonometry, but rarely calculus. In most colleges, this is a one-year terminal course including a laboratory component and is not the usual preparation for more advanced physics and engineering courses. However, the B course provides a foundation in physics for students in the life sciences, premedicine, and some applied sciences, as well as other fields not directly related to science. (from