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# Tutor profile: Emily C.

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## Questions

### Subject:Spanish

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When do you use the imperfect or preterite tense?

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Both the preterite and imperfect are past tenses, but they are used in different contexts. In the most basic terms, we use the preterite for definitive actions that occurred in a single moment in the past. For instance, I ate the burger, ate would be written in preterite tense. The imperfect tense is for actions that take place over a period of time, represent a state of being, descriptions of people or environments, and repetitive actions. For instance, the imperfect tense could be used when describing what you were like as a child, what the weather was like, or what you did with your family every Sunday. A visual representation to help understand the different between the preterite and imperfect is to imagine a wavy line. Then, there are vertical lines interrupting the wave. The wave represents the imperfect, ongoing, background, while the vertical lines represent the preterite, interrupting, singular actions in a particular moment in time.

### Subject:Writing

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How can you craft a comprehensive and clear thesis statement for your essay?

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### Subject:Algebra

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When solving for a variable, what are the basic steps for finding the answer?

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Our goal is to isolate the variable. For example, if the problem is 4x + 28 = 88, we want to get x by itself. In other words, we want to move everything on the side of the equation with x to the other side. We can accomplish this by combining like terms and performing opposite operations. For example, our like terms are 28 and 88 because they are simple numbers with no variables. To combine them, we perform the opposite operation. We see a +28, so we subtract 28 from both sides, since subtraction is the opposite of addition. Remember, what we do to one side of the equation, we do to the other. So after that, we are left with 4x = 60. The next step is to isolate x with the opposite operation. 4 and x are being multiplied, so the opposite is division. We divide both sides by 4 and we are left with x = 15.

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