# Tutor profile: Miranda G.

## Questions

### Subject: Java Programming

What is a constructor in Java and what is it used for?

Java is an object oriented programming language. The constructor is called when you want to make an instance of a class. It is used to initialize the properties of that object.

### Subject: Computer Science (General)

What are some small ways I can be a better software engineer interviewee?

Many software engineers go into interviews thinking that their only goal is to get the correct solution in the fastest time possible. While getting the solution to the interview question is important, there are so many other factors that interviewers consider, like communication, documentation, and problem solving.

### Subject: Algebra

4x + 2 = 7x + 3. What is x?

First, we want to move all the variables on one side of the equation and all the non-variables on the other side. When we do operations to equations, we must always do the same thing to both sides. I'll move the variables to the left side by subtracting 7x to both sides of the equation. We get, -3x + 2 = 3 Next, I'll move all the non-variables to the right side by subtracting 2 to both sides of the equation. We get, -3x = 1 Now, we must isolate the x by dividing both sides by -3. So, we get x = -1/3