Friday, October 31, 2008
I may not be smarter than a 5th grader. Rather, I may not be the best tutor for 5th grade math. One of the students needed help with fractions and decimals and percentages, and the only thing I could tell her was, "I wouldn't bother learning this fancy math. The only thing you'll need to know as an adult is, 'How do I figure out what 20% of this bill is?'" I also instructed her to never allow drinks to be added to a dinner bill that included more than three people. Always make friends pay for their alcohol as they order it. Hopefully she'll remember that piece of advice when she's older.