Tutor profile: Vanessa L.
Subject: Study Skills
How can you improve your study and learning skills?
The first important thing to understand is that you are unique, we all are, so you can't feel defeated if you can't seem to learn the same way your friends and peers do. Once you understand that we can begin exploring different methods and techniques until we find the ones that work well with you. Its a matter of trial an error, but once you find your magic formula you'll see how different your approach to learning is. And do not worry, I will help you along the way.
Subject: English as a Second Language
How would you explain, in simple terms, the difference between the words steal and rob?
They both mean to take something from someone without their permission, but the difference is that steal focuses on the object that is being taken and rob focuses on the person or place from which due object is being taken from. Example: They stole money (the thing that is stolen) from the bank. Ex 2: They robbed a bank. (the place from where they stole the money from)
Subject: Art History
We are all products of the culture we live in which is why art can tell us a great deal about, not just the individual who created a work of art, but also about the culture that helped shape that person and his or her art in turn. This also suggests that the meaning of a work of art is not fixed. It changes as society changes and this reminds us that meanings can attach themselves to a work of art that even the artist never originally intended. This means that a work of art can help us understand the society in which it was produced. What then does Impressionism tell us about French society in the late 1800's? and Cubism about the early 20th Century?
This is the question will be asking ourselves to each movement we explore. Art is the expression of what painters, sculptures, artisans, photographers etc were experiencing at the time, so in order to study the art movements and artist that created then we must begin by diving into the economy, society, wars, inventions, and culture were they took shape in. Hope we can enjoy this journey of learning together.
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