# Tutor profile: Elizabeth W.

## Questions

### Subject: Social Work

A community has found that it has recently seen an increase in the number of families experiencing food scarcity. Thinking about micro, mezzo, and macro levels of practice, what is one intervention strategy at EACH level that you would urge the community to explore?

The micro level is about individual people and interpersonal interactions. One possible intervention to explore at the micro level would be to immediately try to get individual families access to free or affordable food. This could include hosting a benefits enrollment clinic to get families connected with food stamps, or doing direct outreach to these families to make them more aware of their resources. The mezzo level is about community. Possible interventions at this level could include expanding the funding and capacity of food banks, hosting food donation drives, and working with local grocery stores and restaurants to coordinate the distribution of unused food to families in need. The macro level is about larger systems. An intervention at this level could be to work with the town's elected officials to direct more funding into food scarcity prevention programs, including research, food distribution, and outreach.

### Subject: Pre-Algebra

Solve the equation for x: x+12=32

The goal is to get x by itself on one side of the equals sign. Remember that anything that we do to one side, needs to be done to the other. To get x by itself, we need to get rid of the 12. Since the 12 is positive, we want to subtract 12 from the left side; that means we also need to subtract 12 from the right side. That leaves us with x=32-12. Now that x is by itself, we just need to simplify the right side. That just means doing the math, following the order of operations. (In this case, there is only one operation, so the order of operations doesn't matter.) 32-12 is 20, so that leaves us with our final answer of x=20.

### Subject: Basic Math

Simplify the fraction 26/3.

First, divide the numerator (26) by the denominator (3), which is 8 remainder 2. Write 8 as a whole number, and write the remainder as the numerator. The denominator stays the same from the original fraction. The final answer is 8 2/3.

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