I agree whole-heatedly with the comment/answer above. The first step however is to inventory his/her strengths with a learning styles assessment. Here is a free and simple one provided by Pearson.
http://www.personal.psu.edu/bxb11/LSI/LSI.htm
I think that regardless of the tactic used above,...

The only comparison I can see as far as dependent and independent events are that they are both in fact events. The thing to understand is that they are different and how.
Independent events in probability will not effect the odds/probability of another event or the next event in a sequence...

The solution in this type of equation is to isolate the variable (in this case, it's 'y').
27 + 5y =
subtract 27 from both sides of the equation
5y = -27
2. divide both sides by 5
y = -27/5
If this is to be reduced to a non-integer...

Answer: 8 Corners
Try to picture a cube sitting in front of you and count the points on top, 4. The same is true for the side laying flat on the table. A total of 8 corners.