# Tutor profile: Wengelyn M.

## Questions

### Subject: SAT

Every time we WATCHED television in our room, my little brother TRIES to change the channel. a) NO CHANGE, NO CHANGE b) watch, NO CHANGE c) NO CHANGE, tried d) watch, tried

Always make sure that the tenses in a sentence make sense. In this case, everything needs to be in either past tense, or present tense. Both answer choices (b) and (c) are correct.

### Subject: Writing

Critically analyze Caravaggio’s "Judith Beheading Holofernes". Refer to instances in emotive expression, lighting, object placement, etc., which tell the story which the painter intents.

Caravaggio’s painting, Judith Beheading Holofernes, immediately draws attention to Holofernes’ face of pure agony. His mouth falls open, revealing his top teeth. He yelps in pain, neck twisted abnormally, helpless to the murderer before him. The curls of his hair and beard surround this vision of torment. They almost enclose his facial expression into its own image. His eyes roll back, seeming to look like he is looking upward. This direction of Holofernes’ eyes now brings the attention towards the details of a red curtain that hangs above him. The curtain’s animated wrinkles overpower the darkness of the room. It mimics the red color and ruffles of the blood that seeps out of his neck as a result of the beheading. Holofernes lies on his stomach, nude, on top of a bed whose sheets and pillow are in sync with the color of the young woman, Judith’s, dress. This detail draws a contrast between the synchronization of the red blood and curtain. The white bed sheet wrinkles up in the same way that the red curtain does, creating lines and ruffles that overlap each other on both pieces of cloth. The white bed sheet’s wrinkles create a specific line that aligns with that very same streak of red blood, combining the two dynamics of color. The lines perfectly connect with each other, moving upward. The end of Judith’s sword joins the upward movement of the lines at Holofernes’ neck. The sword goes right through it. With the interruption of his head, the lines continue to connect upward, connecting with Judith’s arm, clenching the sword in a diagonal line. The concentration is brought up to Judith’s face. She is depicted as a young and beautiful fair woman. Though, her facial expression contrasts to this persona, as it appears repulsed and uneasy over the sight in front of her. Her stance is weakened by these apparent emotions. She is taken aback and appears to be distancing herself from the very vile action she is performing. The cloth on the lower part of her dress wrinkles in the countering direction of Holofernes’ bed. In opposition to this separation that appears between the two of them, Judith’s hands are both still fixated in the action. Her left hand clenches Holofernes’ hair tightly, mirroring her other fist that clenches the sword, Holofernes’ own clenched fist in front of her and both the clenched fists of the third person, who appears to be an old servant, behind her. The servant stands behind Judith in amusement. She has an eagerness in the beheading and murder of Holofernes, demanding more cruelness and blood. Her facial expression brings an even larger attention to the contrasting true feelings of distress on Judith’s face. Both characters are experiencing the same thing through different points of view, regardless of the similar direction in which they face. Caravaggio brings an interesting dynamic of emotions into this painting by portraying three distinctive embodiments of reactions to such a dark event. He lights up his three subjects inside of a dark room, bringing color to emphasize contrasts and relationships. The painting is able to very vividly capture and tell the story of such an event.

### Subject: Algebra

A circle has the equation x^2-4x+y^2+6y = 12 and center C. a) Find the area of the circle. b) Find the coordinates of the center point C, of the circle. c) Point A, (6,-6) is on the circle. Find the coordinates of point B such that AB is a diameter of the circle.

a) Write the equation of the circle in standard form, (x−h)^2+(y−k)^2 = r^2, with center at the point (h, k) and radius r. Complete the square for x and y. (x−2)^2−4+(y+3)^2−9 = 12 Write it in standard form by leaving the terms with the square on the left side, (x−2)^2+(y+3)^2 = 25 (equation 1). Compare (equation 1) to the general standard equation, (x−h)^2+(y−k)^2 = r^2, to determine the radius r. r^2=25 r=5 Area of the circle = πr^2 = 25π square units b) Compare (equation 1) to the general standard equation to find the center at (h, k). h = 2 and k = −3 The center C of the circle is at point (2,−3). c) Let (x0, y0) be the coordinates of point B. The formula for coordinates of the center of a segment are: (x0+6)/2 = 2 (y0+(−6))/2 = −3 (The center point C of the circle would also be the center of segment AB, a diameter) Solve the above equations. x0 = −2 and y0 = 0 (x0, y0) = (−2,0)