How to tell your teacher is a fellow nerd:
When one of your concept practice questions reads like this:
is traveling at 3/4 c heading toward a Borg spaceship, which is approaching at 3/4 c. Having never heard of the Special Theory of Relativity, with what relative speed would Sir Isaac Newton tell you the Borg ship is approaching the Enterprise
It didn't need to involve Star Trek to get the point across but the man still worked it in there. With pictures. Score 1 for the geeks. Even better is that he continues on with more questions involving the speed of your phaser blasts.