"The Torch or The Firehose"
"Getting an education at MIT is like trying to drink from a firehose."
- Attributed to
Jerome B. Wiesner '37
13th President of MIT
"The Torch or the Firehose: A Guide for Section Teaching" (2nd edition), written by Arthur P. Mattuck, Professor of Mathematics, is a guide to recitation teaching at MIT. With good humor and sound advice, Professor Mattuck offers both novice and seasoned recitation instructors guidelines on how sections can best serve as a complement to lectures, how to help students become better learners, and how to enjoy your experience in the classroom.