# Tutor profile: Emma B.

## Questions

### Subject: Study Skills

You have a big essay due in ten days Your teacher just assigned the topics today and released the grading scheme. How should you plan out your writing schedule? (Please note that the creation of schedules would be much more interactive with students and their skill sets! I'll help you walk through the process specifically.)

1. Begin by understanding the topic assigned (2 days) Do preliminary research to understand the basic background. Who is important relative to this topic? When did this occur? Is it still relevant today? What position can you take? 2. Choose a position and an angle (1 day) This part is important and will shape your essay writing. Now that you are familiar with the background, choose a position to take the topic on from. Make sure you're interested in what you'll be talking about. 3. Make a rough outline (1 day) Here, you will mark down all the general subjects you need to cover. This includes key structural aspects including an introduction and conclusion, as well as the main ideas for your body paragraphs. 4. Write the introduction and conclusion (1 day) This part is key. It's much easier to write the body paragraphs when you know where you're going to begin and where you want to end. This will give your essay writing direction and make it easier for you to complete the body paragraphs 5. Write the body paragraphs (3 days) Try to aim to write one body paragraph a day. It will make you feel productive and will allow you ample time to cover everything you need to well ahead of the due date. 6. Proofread (1 day) The next step is for you to personally go through your work. This is where you'll be able to review grammar, structure, and content. This will help you make sure that your entire essay flows well and coherently covers all the relevant material. 7. Peer edit (1 day) Finally, before submission, try to get peers to read it. As your tutor, I would be delighted to book time with you to go over any submissions you might have to edit and give my feedback. If you would additionally like to get your peers to edit it, this will help you have an outside perspective on your work. 8. Submit!

### Subject: Basic Math

You and your friend Kate are selling lemonade at a stand near your house. You decide that you should sell each cup for 0.75$. Right before you get your first customer, Kate reminds you that you guys should pay taxes! If taxes are an additional 15% on top of the original cost of 0.75$, how much is the lemonade, taxes included?

First, we need to understand how much 15% is: 15%/100% = 0.15 This means 15% taxes is equal to an additional 0.15 x cost! We need to calculate this value: 0.15 x 0.75$ = 0.1125$ But because we only count money to the second decimal place, we need to round our number. Because 2 is less than 5, we will round down to 0.11$. Now, we need to find our total cost! 0.11$ + 0.75$ = 0.86$ Therefore, the total cost for our lemonade is 0.86$!

### Subject: Algebra

Solve the following system of equation and sketch the resulting curve: | 3x - 4 | = y | x - 2 | = 6y

1. We begin by setting up the system of equation, by equating the y. | x-2 | = 6y and | 3x - 4 | = y therefore, | x - 2 | = 6 * | 3x-4 | 2. For each absolute, find the positive and negative intervals. | x -2 | is negative when x < 2 and is positive when x >= 2 | 3x-4 | is nehative when x < (4/3) and is positive when x >= (4/3) 3. We then solve the inequality for each interval. for x < (4/3), we get the result that x = (22/17) for (4/3) < x < 2, we get the result that x = (26/19) finally, for x > 2, we get no result.

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