Hello world. My name is Sam M. and I have decided to go on WyzAnt because I have worked as a professional tutor for over two years now and my supervisor thinks this would be a great way for me to expand my horizons. To date, I have passed five semesters of

calculus courses (

Calc I, II and III,

Differential Equations and Vector Analysis) and have passed 24 hours of

statistics courses at the graduate and undergraduate level. When I was a student at the University of North Florida, I took many upper-division and graduate-level courses in the education department where I learned a lot about the

art of teaching. It was also while I was at UNF that I audited a Calculus III course and impressed the professor so highly that he wrote a letter of recommendation on my behalf I will proudly share. In 2010, I took the GACE I and GACE II exams for Georgia teacher certification and earned the highest possible score on both of them. I have over four years of experience as a

mathematics teacher. I taught

math at Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida from 2004 to 2007. I also taught math at Florida State College at Jacksonville. I have letters of recommendation from both campuses. I resigned from the former to take a job at the latter. I resigned from the latter when my spouse was offered a job as a professor in Lawrenceville. In 2006, I took the Graduate Record Examination (

GRE) and scored an 800 on the quantitative section. That is a perfect score. I took three years of

Spanish in high school (Spanish I, Spanish II and Spanish III in 9th, 10th and 11th grades) and also took 10 semesters of Spanish in college. I earned an official undergraduate minor in Spanish from Florida State University. I have visited the countries of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Peru, Colombia, Puerto Rico and Cuba. I am also married to a Mexican who is a Spanish professor at Georgia Gwinnett College and am the son of a world-renowned retired

English professor. I can definitely tutor in Spanish or English, for that matter. My tutoring

philosophy is very simple: do whatever it takes to get the knowledge in their heads. If I feel that a session is not working properly, I will change my tactics. I am not afraid to say "Wait, let's start over and try this a different way." I also employ humor whenever I can. In math, it helps. Since September of 2010, I have worked, and continue to work, for a private tutoring company in Lawrenceville, Georgia. My supervisor sings my praises and is happy to be a reference for me. Since being hired there, I have tutored students most principally in mathematics and statistics, though I have also tutored in Spanish,

Economics,

Physics and

Chemistry.

I hope this helps. Have a great day!

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Piece of cake! Remember that 30% off is seventy percent OF. So, in other words, seventy percent of some number, the original number which you are looking for, is 12,593. Now, let's convert the percent to a decimal and get:
0.7(x) = 12,593
Now, using...

Well that depends. If you're rounding to the nearest ten, it would be ten: (995 - 1004). If you were rounding to the nearest hundred, there would be a hundred, to the nearest 1000 there would be a thousand.

Dear Louis,
You can figure out the precise distance between these two points by using what you know about right triangles: that the sum of the squares of the legs equals the square of the hypotenuse.
Here's how. First, plot both of these points (-2, 5) and (12, -1) on a piece...