Message from Why Tea in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #stem

2017-12-31 13:45:00 UTC  

Anybody do tutoring stem in college? how practical idea to make money in college, it sounds like a good idea eventually I'm studying electrical engineering and so far in calculus one.

2017-12-31 13:59:14 UTC  

@Tyler Baker I made some decent side money while tutoring in college, I was charging faily cheap and networked quite a bit

2017-12-31 14:00:04 UTC  

It helped that I worked in the school's tutoring center, students liked my tutoring and asked for private tutoring outside the scheduled hours I worked for the school

2017-12-31 14:04:56 UTC  

sounds good, I was thinking about working in the tutoring center and then eventually doing private tutoring wich im sure is more of a responsibility.

2017-12-31 14:07:51 UTC  

@Tyler Baker yeah there's a great economy of scale in doing it this way, in the sense that at the tutoring center you figure out what it is the students are learning at that time, and it gives you a place to practice that topic and make mistakes if working through it the first time in a while, and then you're prepared for private tutoring

2017-12-31 14:09:18 UTC  

private tutoring later that week I mean

2017-12-31 14:09:39 UTC  

and then during finals week I wound up working 8-12 hour days tutoring

2017-12-31 14:09:50 UTC  

at 20 bucks an hour off the books it was pretty nice

2017-12-31 14:10:34 UTC  

Nice better than doing some cheap labor on the side, kill two birds with one stone

2017-12-31 14:11:14 UTC  

yeah exactly

2017-12-31 14:11:39 UTC  

What I did during the school year was grading + tutoring for the school + private tutoring

2017-12-31 14:12:13 UTC  

it works out alright when you add it all up, and it's all related so you aren't switching modes too much

2017-12-31 14:12:39 UTC  

it helps to get in good with a department, for me it was the math department

2017-12-31 14:12:57 UTC  

I just need to get some classes under my belt probably since im only now getting into calc 1, ive don calc in highschool i was pretty good at it.

2017-12-31 14:12:58 UTC  

by "get in good" I mean I just hung out there all the time

2017-12-31 14:13:09 UTC  


2017-12-31 14:13:20 UTC  

yeah calc is fun, I wound up sticking with that sort of stuff for a long time

2018-01-04 18:41:41 UTC  

I know a wahmen that's a professional tutor. That's what she does for work, and does it for private school kids, and makes a very good living doing it, sets her own hours, "fires" customers if they don't work out, etc.

2018-01-04 18:47:15 UTC  

how do you get started in that?

2018-01-04 18:47:22 UTC  

sounds hard to even get customers

2018-01-05 01:53:55 UTC  

I can ask her how she did it. Customers snowballed by word of mouth so now there's the equivalent of a "waiting list" and she's considering hiring some people to fill in.

2018-01-05 01:59:09 UTC  

cool, thanks

2018-01-05 22:53:20 UTC  

My sister in law runs her own tutoring center. Snowballed from private highschool tutoring. She mostly just keeps them focused and shields them from neurotic parents.

2018-01-05 22:54:17 UTC  

She's started to sub out subjects she doesn't want to teach personally

2018-01-05 22:55:14 UTC  

Real money is in test prep though. most parents want to see certifications and high test scores from you to prove you're worth the price.

2018-01-12 01:56:08 UTC  

Any recommendations for textbooks on physical anthropology?

2018-01-12 01:57:44 UTC  

Or anything about understanding people's racial origins by seeing their physical characteristics

2018-01-12 03:47:44 UTC  

What level of physical anthropology?

2018-01-12 03:56:18 UTC  

@Tyler Baker Calc 1 was fun memories, Calc 2 was harder, Calc 3 is pretty cool so farm

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2018-01-12 04:00:49 UTC  

multivariable calc, right? I loved that.

2018-01-12 04:03:50 UTC  

Sequences and series with matrix, vector and linear functions.

2018-01-12 04:04:53 UTC  

College won't give me calc 1 credit, so I'm taking calc 3 to add to my calc 2 credit.

2018-01-12 04:08:48 UTC  

@JC17-OR I primarily want to be able to identify jews by looking at them, I'm secondarily curious in knowing the features of various other subpopulations especially european ones

2018-01-12 04:12:56 UTC  

I can't think of any textbook which has that kind of info. The best advice would be to study the faces of known Jews. The trick is in the proportions of facial dimensions, though some Jews are hard to spot due to mixing.

2018-01-12 04:14:32 UTC  

Yep, one of the things I looked into recently (mentioned on the daily shoah) is what's called "the semitic smile". It's a way the lips curl on semitic people that gives them a slight smiling look, that euros don't have. It's more distinctive among semites than the famous jew nose. I'd like to know all these features of identifying so not only relying on one (like the nose) but on a few different ones in trying to determine if someone is a jew by eye. In my day-to-day experience I think I meet more Jews than normal whites, and often you can just tell but sometimes it's ambiguous and it would be helpful to know distinguishing features among jews and euros to understand better.

2018-01-12 04:18:57 UTC  

Interesting, I've not heard of the smile. I mostly identify Jews by the traces of admixture you can see in facial proportions. Natural eye I guess.

2018-01-12 04:19:51 UTC  

@JC17-OR is there a name for that? In fact I think I heard someone mention something about almond eyes

2018-01-12 04:20:15 UTC  

Old textbooks would help you, nothing new.