1. Tutoring Interview/Testimonial with Jessica

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    from Rebecca Zook / Added

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    Here, I interview my awesome client Jessica about what it's like to work together and the results she received from our math mentoring! Rebecca: Hey, this is Rebecca Zook, here with my fabulous student Jessica, to do a student interview! All right, so Jessica, would you share with us a little bit about what math was like before you and I started working together? Jessica: Yes. Okay, so, before we worked together, I was in pre-Calculus and Algebra 2, and it was definitely a very difficult time for me when I was doing math. I didn’t understand almost everything. And also, I think that had a lot to do with my teacher. She wasn’t a very good teacher, and so I had a very difficult time doing homework and understanding what we were supposed to do. So, yeah, it was hard. Rebecca: And how did you feel about math when you were in that —? Jessica: I really did not like it. - it was my least favorite subject. Yeah, I’d sit in the back of the classroom, and wouldn’t really want to do anything. I didn’t want to do my homework. I wasn’t inspired to learn, like I am now. Rebecca: Ok, so tell us a little bit about what math has been like now that we have been working together. Jessica: A lot has changed. Definitely my emotions towards math — I sit in the front of the class now, I raise my hand. I answer lots of questions, and I ask lots of questions. There’s been times where I’ve gone up to the board and written out problems for the whole class, which makes me really happy, because it’s like I’m learning. And so it’s a lot different. I feel more connected with math, and I want to understand it. And so I can go home and do my homework and learn the textbook and from what my teacher told me and notes. And It’s fun! Rebecca: Yay, this is so fabulous! All right, so now math is fun, you feel connected, you feel inspired, you’re writing on the board, you’re teaching things to the class! Jessica: Yeah! Rebecca: Awesome! So, can you tell us a little bit more about what’s changed for the better in terms of your grades, and your confidence level, and your emotions around math? Jessica: Yeah, OK, so, my grades - my test grades and my average overall grades - are a lot higher than they would be without your tutoring and learning from you. Also, my emotions towards math are a lot different. I like it, as I said before. And it’s a lot easier to do something when you like it. So it’s fun! Rebecca: Yeah. It is so much easier to do something when you like it. That’s a really good observation. Words of wisdom from Jessica! (laughter) OK. So, is there a moment that stands out in your mind of like, “before,” when things were really bad? Jessica: Yes. I had a teacher who was not the greatest teacher in the world, and I would ask her questions and she wouldn’t directly answer them, and she wouldn’t help me, and it was really difficult learning from her. And so that was kind of a point where I was really upset, and I really didn’t like learning math. And it was just really, really bad. I think that’s the point where I asked my parents to start tutoring, to get tutoring, because it was so difficult, and I was really unhappy. Rebecca: OK, I’m glad that you’re not in that place anymore for, sure. Jessica: Definitely not. 

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    • Melissa Profile

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      A brief interview with Columbia Journalism student Melissa Fares.

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      • APU 2014 Graduation Ceremony

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        2014年9月14日に開かれたアジア太平洋大学の卒業式の様子。皆さんも、APUのグローバルなキャンパスで勉強してみませんか? http://www.apumate.net

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        • Student Interview - Joao Franscisco

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          Interview with DFA student Joao Francisco about his experience at DFA, work and future plans.

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          • Student Interview - Sara McDermott Jain

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            Interview with DFA student Sara McDermott Jain about her experience at DFA, work and future plans.

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            • Student Interview - Jamaal Green

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              Interview with DFA student Jamaal Green about his experience at DFA, work and future plans.

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              • Adele Deacon

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                Student interview with Adele Deacon, studying Foundation Year Art and Design (Extended Degree) at The Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University

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                • Interview with A Development Executive, Dan Watanabe.

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                  from Yu Han / Added

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                  • Cafetalk Student Stories No.1-Kokko

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                    Welcome to Cafetalk (http://cafetalk.com) Take private online lessons using Skype - any time, any where. + + + + + + + + Hello everyone. My name is Kokko and I'm a "supporter" student on Cafetalk. I've been using Cafetalk for about a year now. I like reading, cooking and playing with my pet. During lessons I also enjoy conversing about these topics - pets, cooking and reading. http://cafetalk.com/startguide/?lang=en

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                    • Sports & Spinal Injury Clinic in Bolton One - a student's view - Laura Davie

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                      University of Bolton Sport Rehabilitation student, Laura Davie, talks about the benefits of studying and working in the new, purpose-built Sports & Spinal Injury Clinic at the new £31 million Bolton One facility.

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