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Tutor profile: Amanda J.

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Amanda J.
Former 6th-8th Grade Special Education and Elementary Teacher
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Subject: Basic Math

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During the summer Elmer earns extra money mowing lawns. He mows six lawns an hour and has 21 lawns to mow. How long will it take him to mow all 21?

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Answer:

This problem can be solved by writing a proportion: 6 lawns/1 hour = 21 lawns/ ? hours Now you can cross-multiply and solve. 6*x and 21 * 1 6x=21 Solve the division problem by dividing 21 by 6, where you will result in 3 1/2 hours to mow 21 lawns.

Subject: US History

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Companies such as MGM, Disney and Warner Bros started to create War Propaganda Cartoons as early as 1942. One of those examples is the Oscar-winning Disney Short "Der Fuerher's Face", released in 1943, making fun of the brain-washed and unfair lifestyle of the "Nutzis" trapped in "Nutziland", under the dictator triumvirate of Hitler, Hirohito and Mussolini. Ideas, opinions and perspectives were wildly different in the 1940s, so how might propaganda like this be recieved in the 21st century? What sort of propaganda exists nowadays that might be comparable to the wartime shorts of the 1940s?

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Since the modern world has more access to information, especially regarding international issues, 1940s-style propaganda would likely be seen from one of two extremes: either humor or apathy. For example, there are a few cartoon shows that have actually had similar plots and storylines that act as propaganda against ineffective leaders and political situations, such as Animaniacs (Saddam Hussein episode). The more common modern approach usually falls into the category of humor and satire, used to elicit a specific response, most often emotional and oppsed to rational.

Subject: English

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Consider the multitude of characters in Rudyard Kipling's "The Jungle Book". How does the perspective of an animal affect a reader's understanding of the material as opposed to a human's perspective? Please give two examples of dialogue from the the text to support your answer.

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A human is likely to have a more superficial understanding of the importance of the "Law of the Jungle", since it does not directly connect to humanity as a whole. An animal's perspective however, is going to be more sacred and have more depth to it. “One of the beauties of Jungle Law is that punishment settles all scores. There is no nagging afterward.” “The Law of the Jungle, which never orders anything without a reason, forbids every beast to eat Man except when he is killing to show his children how to kill, and then he must hunt outside the hunting grounds of his pack or tribe" ... "Then everybody in the jungle suffers. The reason the beasts give among themselves is that Man is the weakest and most defenseless of all living things, and it is unsportsmanlike to touch him.”

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