ran to the nearby Silver Drug and bought Zyrtec, all the time praying "Lord please don't let mehave an allergy break out, I still have to tutor the guys later and we have the APAW concerttomorrow, and I wanna go to church on Sunday, and I wanna go to Baguio on Monday. PleaseLord, please..."I didn't get any lunch after that because the food they served all had shrimp in it. Hay.But praise God because He heard my prayer - I didn't have an allergic reaction to the"sweetcorn" soup. Hehe! Praise God!Posted by zarahlim at12:34 PM 0 comments
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Thursday, September 25, 2008
Algebra + Biology modules + Cramming = Craziness
It's been three days since I started tutoring and though they're all very nice andcooperative (I hope they stay that way until March!), I'm really feeling the pressure. It'sbeen 6 years since I graduated high school (8 since I finished my sophomore year), soyou can just imagine how rusty my Algebra skills are right now.During our first meeting, they told me they had a
by the end of the week
(today) about Variations, Pythagorean Theorem andParabola. Because I wanted to be the dutiful tutor and be able to explain all that theycan't understand about the subject, I got online and practiced answering worksheets.BUT I really forgot about it na. I forgot about the formulas, etc. Tsk. So yesterday, Iasked them to answer the exercises in their book.When the time came for me to check their answers, one of them asked me, "
Chi, kayamo ba
?" waaah! Now, I've been honest with them right from the start, telling them Iforgot about it na, and though I'm starting to get the hang of it, I'm not so sure if I cancorrect their paper efficiently. So I asked him to explain how he got his answer, tellinghim, "
Alam mo, pag ikaw ang nag-explain, mas maiintindihan mo
." Which he did, and sowe helped one another. Haha! I understood the lesson, and because he was able toexplain it to me, I knew he understood it as well.When we got to the part when we both couldn't explain how we got the answer, weasked one of their classmates to explain it for us. Hay. Embarrassing as it may sound, Ifelt stupidly incompetent in front of the girl explaining the parabola and direct variationequation. Huhu!!Because I'm not feeling so good with my tutoring skills in Math, I try to make it up tothem by helping them out in their Biology module. I'm not a whiz in Science; if you knowme at all, you'll know that my worst subject is Science. Hehe. But making modules,writing, and creating teaching materials are my special thing, so since Tuesday nightI've been online, chatting with my tutees, extending our tutor hour, helping them do