# Tutor profile: Katrina B.

## Questions

### Subject: Social Work

The social worker for Rudy has recently retired and Rudy’s case has not yet been reassigned. The records state that Rudy remains in the foster home of Mr. and Mrs. Whitman. Rudy has completed high school has received his diploma and plans to enlist in the Air Force within two months. The plan is for Rudy to stay with the Whitman family and pay rent until he leaves for boot camp. Rudy has a part-time job at McDonald's. Rudy received ILS Services beginning at age 16 ½. What additional casework services should or could the social worker have provided to ensure that Rudy has sufficient resources for successfully transitioning to independent living?

Rudy is in a stable home and plans to enlist in the Air Force. His ongoing medical needs and financial support will be met. A discussion with Rudy on possible feelings of leaving his foster parents for a new environment and what supports may be needed for Rudy to successfully adapt to the military would be important. What permanency connections can Rudy rely on “when things get tough”? What resources might be available if Rudy is overwhelmed? Having Rudy connect with Air Force social services may be an option. Developing a “connection plan” (email, phone, visits, etc.) once Rudy is assigned a permanent station, may help Rudy adapt to a new life in the Air Force.

### Subject: Basic Math

An instrument store gives a 10% discount to all students of the original cost of an instrument. During a back to school sale, an additional 15% is taken off the discounted price. Julie, a student at the local high school, purchases a flute for $306. How much did it originally cost?

The equation, x-0.10x-0.15(x-0.10x)=306, may be used to solve the problem. Solving for x gives 0.90x - 0.15x + 0.015x = 306, where x = 400. Thus, the original price was $400.

### Subject: Algebra

For what value of the constant K does the equation 2x + Kx = 3 have one solution?.

Solve for x to obtain: x = 3/(2 + k) The given equation has one solution for all real values of k not equal to -2.

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