Tutor profile: Melanie S.
Subject: English as a Second Language
Explain the concept of the word "aircraft".
The students are intermediate level and may be familiar with the synonyms/antonyms of the words. The first word is “aircraft carrier”. I would show a picture of an carrier and ask, “Do you know what this is?” Most likely the students will say “boat”. I would say that it is a boat with a specific or special purpose. The picture would have planes on the ship, to which I would ask, “What is the cargo—or what is the ship carrying?” They would say “planes”. I would ask them for synonyms of the word plane, and guide them to the word “aircraft”.
Subject: US History
Upton Sinclair's book The Jungle was a vivid expose of this corrupt industry in the United States.
The plight of those who worked in the horrible conditions of the meat-packing industry during the height of the Industrial Revolution.
In the short story by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Dr. Heidegger's Experiment, why does the doctor value youth so much that he creates the experiment in the first place?
Since the death of his wife, Dr. Heidegger realizes how young people waste the years they have on frivolous pursuits and foolish behavior. His experiment proves that even when given a second chance at youth, the participants in his experiment waste time on insipid and vacuous pursuits--such as the gentlemen fawning and fighting over the one lady in their group.
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