# Tutor profile: Charlotte C.

## Questions

### Subject: College Admissions

How do I pick out a college that is right for me?

Sooo many things go into this. The most important thing to consider is your GPA and extracurriculars. Make sure you've done a lot of things, especially in terms of volunteering and organizations that you have started yourself. Aim for 300+ volunteer hours if possible-- if not, working hours are also important. If you're artistic, find an outlet for that and get your work out there. Colleges love a good portfolio. Find a school within .2 of your GPA for their average. Consider location-- do you want to be close to home or far away? Consider size-- do you prefer having teachers who will take more time to work with you? Aim smaller. Do you want endless organizations to join? Aim bigger. And do as many info sessions as you can!

### Subject: ACT

What's the best hack for the ACT reading section?

This is giving away a secret, but knowing what to look for. In most sections, a good idea is to scope out names, dates, events, and numbers. Highlight those and rather than read the whole thing, use your highlights for reference!

### Subject: Algebra

How do you analyze an equation like y = 15x - 5 ? And what are real life applications for algebra?

So first thing's first, unless you work a salaried job you will always use algebra. It's a great way to figure out the product of something you put time into. If you get paid fifteen dollars an hour and you work a different amount of hours each week, you'll probably want to know what to expect to earn. And algebra can help with just that. Look at the equation above. Pretend 15 represents that $15 an hour hourly wage. The x represents the amount of hours that you work. And say you have allotted yourself one rental horror movie on Amazon a week that you can't give up-- that costs around $5. That is your "minus five." The equation above can then equal your overall take home funds minus the movie cost. The net take home funds are your y. If you work 3 hours that week, substitute 3 for x and you'll make a net $40. If you work 40 hours that week, substitute 40 for x and you'll make $595!

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