Tutor profile: Melody S.
How do you address Chinese family members?
妈妈 (mā ma) “mom” 母亲 (mǔ qīn) “mother” 爸爸 (bà ba) “dad” 父亲 (fù qin) “father” 女儿 (nǚ ér) “daughter” 儿子 (ér zi) “son” 爷爷 (yé ye) “grandpa” (on the father’s side) 奶奶（naǐ nai）”grandma” (on the father’s side) 外婆 (waì pó) “grandpa” (on the mother’s side) 外公 (waì gōng) “grandpa” (on the mother’s side) 阿姨 (ā yí) “aunt” (mother’s sisters) 姑姑 (gū gu) “aunt” (father’s sisters) 叔叔 (shū shu) “uncle”（father’s younger brothers） 伯伯(bó bo) “uncle” (father’s older brothers） 舅舅(jìu jiu) “uncle” (mother’s brothers） 舅妈 (jìu mā) “aunt” (mother’s sister-in law） 表妹 (biǎo mèi) “cousin” (younger female cousin on mother’s side) 表姐 (biǎo jiě) “cousin” (older female cousin on mother’s side) 堂哥 (táng gē) “cousin” (older male cousin on father’s side) 堂弟 (tāng dì) “cousin” (younger male cousin on father’s side）
Subject: Basic Math
What is an exponent?
An exponent is a quantity representing the power to which a number is raised (e.g. 3^4 = 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 = 81). In this example, 3 is the base, and 4 is the exponent.
Subject: English as a Second Language
Why did you decide to study English?
As a language communicated internationally, English is an important language I am studying to increase my changes of engaging with more people. Having the vocabulary to converse with people around the world can lead to a deeper understanding of others and greater opportunities in life.
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