Tutor profile: Joanne H.
Why is learning French an asset?
Well, going to Paris, for sure. But truly, French is a language that might not be as common as Spanish, but you will find French speakers no matter where you go in this world. It's a beautiful and simple language that is not too hard to pick up. I started learning French in 4th grade until I graduated high school, and I continue to tutor in French. However, French became an asset to me when I was still in middle school. My mother is French-educated, and I was mad at my dad and wanted to tell my mom something, but my father was right there. And so what did I do? I spoke to my mother in French, and although I probably butchered half the words, I was able to communicate with my dad none the wiser. And well, if that's not a good enough asset, I'm not sure how else to tell you that this language has been very helpful. It's like an efficient way to whisper, only the ones who you want to understand will understand.
Subject: Basic Math
What is the beauty of basic math?
The beauty of basic math is that it is basic. Once you have a basic understanding of mathematics, any type of math you encounter in the future, like calculus or linear algebra, will be much easier to learn. Math is something that requires a strong foundation, and lots of people who struggle with math struggle because they lack such a foundation. Don't get me wrong, math can be so complicated and difficult to understand at times, but once you do, it'll make so much sense. Honestly, there's no better feeling than seeing math and actually understanding it – except maybe not having to do math ever again. But that's not that realistic, so we might as well learn a little, no?
Why is important to study biology? Like actually?
It's not so much that it's important to study biology, it's more like biology is the basis of everything around us. How we function, as human beings, what makes us different – that's biology. How the world continues to support all these animals and plants, the role humans play in the ecosystem – that's all biology. Our existence is largely, if not fully, dependent on understanding biology. Not everyone will enjoy it, and certainly, not everyone will understand it easily. But when you do get it, it can be extremely satisfying to understand things about yourself and about the living world. It can be a complicated subject, but don't let that discourage you. After all, we are complicated beings, making us much harder to understand, but that just makes it all much more interesting and fun to learn.
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