Maggie B.

Duke University Graduate with 7 Years Tutoring Experience

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Writing

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Question:

What are three things to pay attention to when proofreading an essay?

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Answer:

Any three of the following answers are correct: grammar, coherence, fluency, organization, paragraph structure, supporting details, examples, thesis and topic sentences. I would love to work with you to work on writing and proofreading!

Basic Math

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Question:

Solve the following problem: 52 x 7

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Answer:

This can be done traditionally of through partial products method. Traditionally, 7 x 2 is 14. Put down the four and carry the 1. Then, 7 x 5 + 1 is 36. the answer is 364. According to partial products, 7 x 2 is 14. 7 x 50 is 350. 350 + 14 is 364. (These problems would be much easier to solve if I could talk to you and work with you! Don't get scared!)

Algebra

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Question:

Solve for x. x^2 - 3x - 5 = -1

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Answer:

First step: add 1 to both sides. x^2 - 3x - 4 = 0 Second step: factor. What numbers multiply to give you -4 and add/subtract to give you -3? Since -4 x 1 is -4 and -4 + 1 = 3, the numbers are -4 and 1. To factor, separate the -3x into the two numbers. x^2 - 4x + x - 4 = 0 Third step: group and simplify. x(x-4) + 1(x-4) = 0 Now: (x+1)(x-4) = 0 Fourth step: set both terms equal to 0. x + 1 = 0, x - 4 = 0 Last step: solve for x. x = 4, -1 (These problems would be much easier to solve if I could talk to you and work with you! Don't get scared!)

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