Message from Why Tea in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #stem
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.
@Tyler Baker I made some decent side money while tutoring in college, I was charging faily cheap and networked quite a bit
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
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.
@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
private tutoring later that week I mean
and then during finals week I wound up working 8-12 hour days tutoring
at 20 bucks an hour off the books it was pretty nice
Nice better than doing some cheap labor on the side, kill two birds with one stone
What I did during the school year was grading + tutoring for the school + private tutoring
it works out alright when you add it all up, and it's all related so you aren't switching modes too much
it helps to get in good with a department, for me it was the math department
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.
by "get in good" I mean I just hung out there all the time
yeah calc is fun, I wound up sticking with that sort of stuff for a long time
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.
how do you get started in that?
sounds hard to even get customers
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.
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.
She's started to sub out subjects she doesn't want to teach personally
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.
Any recommendations for textbooks on physical anthropology?
Or anything about understanding people's racial origins by seeing their physical characteristics
What level of physical anthropology?
@Tyler Baker Calc 1 was fun memories, Calc 2 was harder, Calc 3 is pretty cool so farm
multivariable calc, right? I loved that.
Sequences and series with matrix, vector and linear functions.
College won't give me calc 1 credit, so I'm taking calc 3 to add to my calc 2 credit.
@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
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.
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.
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.
@JC17-OR is there a name for that? In fact I think I heard someone mention something about almond eyes
Old textbooks would help you, nothing new.