Gave blood today. I saved someone’s life today. Why? I live in a 1st world country, but childbirth is still dangerous. Maternal hemorrhage almost killed me. Some stranger saved my life by donating blood in advance. Now I try to donate blood 3 times a year.
I’m giving blood, wanna come with? said my sister. See how she practically twisted my arm to force me. I most seriously hate the sensation of the needle piercing my skin. But. After one second, it stops hurting. And. I’ve been walking around smiling all day.
“I got to the end of 12 pages. I’m done writing, right?” Students sometimes need a little help with organizing their papers. Do the words say what Student meant to say? Are all the ideas about SubTopic A near each other, or are they mixed in with SubTopics B & C? If so, was that… Read More Student, did you read what you wrote?
A completely different group of people has brought me the same sad news: The USA is becoming a not-good place to make babies. Maternal Mortality Is Rising in the U.S. As It Declines Elsewhere Deaths per 100,000 live births http://www.npr.org/2017/05/12/528098789/u-s-has-the-worst-rate-of-maternal-deaths-in-the-developed-world
My student is studying audiology, and had to do a paper on one of my favorite subjects – bilingual children learning to read,and what happens in people’s brains when they read a word while having access to two languages. ETA: Student contacted me to say the paper got an A! I’m so proud. What does… Read More Tutor and the Bilingual Student
What do you do if you’re walking in the Serengeti forest and a lion gets between you and your Land Rover? If you’re me, you scream and run away – classic prey behavior that might end with said lion catching dinner. Dr. Craig Packer shouted and clapped his hands, running at the lion. Large +… Read More Tutor vs. Lions
My college student has to write a summary of a NY Science Times once a week. This is possibly the most fun I have ever had with a student’s work. The health section had an article about natural birth vs. C-section. It seems that when the fetus exhausts itself squeezing through the birth canal, it… Read More Fruit of Labor?
A college student of mine has an assignment: summarize an article form the New York Times Science section for extra credit. Hurray for the tutor learning some new things! Have fun clicking for pictures. Birds in Jakarta are a popular pet, considered good luck for many and a status symbol for the wealthy who have… Read More For the Birds – Tutoring a college science paper