# Tutor profile: Deesha D.

## Questions

### Subject: College Admissions

How do you make yourself stand out from other applicants?

Everyone is writing about some big challenge that they believe makes them stick out. However, what they forget is the main thing is the analysis. Thus, if you can properly analyze the impact of even a small event, you have a great story to share.

### Subject: English as a Second Language

Formulate a basic conversation at a restaurant with a waiter.

Waiter: Hi, how are you? Me: I am well, how are you? Waiter: I am well too. What will you have today? Me: I will have ___ to eat and ___ to drink. Thank you.

### Subject: Algebra

This year, a salesman sells a total of $60,000 worth of steak knives by going door-to-door. This represents a 20% increase from the year before. What was the value of his sales last year?

$50,000. If x is the total value of last year’s sales, we can say that his current sales are 120% of x (as it grew by 20% from the previous years number) or 1.2x. 1.2x = 60,000 Solve the equation for x by dividing both sides by 1.2. x = 50,000

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