October 02, 2009

Who Needs Friends?!

There are friends you would go to the Ends of the Earth for.

Then there are the friends you thought you'd go to the Ends of the Earth until they think you can tutor Calculus and have a student lined up for you.

Granted it's HER student. I'm the sub tutor.


It's been 25 years folks. Will it come back?

Excuse me while I spend time in the attic tomorrow looking for my old Calculus book. (Yes, I kept all my math books.)

Meanwhile, feel free to go throw some small stones at VW. Good Grief. If I didn't love her so much, I might have to throttle her...

Posted by Boudicca at October 2, 2009 09:01 PM

If not you, who, Bou?

You are the math goddess. If I were VW, I would have done the same... And we know you love a challenge, so dusting off the calculus is just up your alley...


Posted by: jck at October 2, 2009 09:21 PM

jck- I am fighting the bile from rising in my throat! I told her, "GREAT! What in the hell are they studying?" She is scanning in the docs she got from the girl. I have 24 hours to get my mathematical crap together...

Fortunately, she said first degree derivatives. Unfortunately she said she personally made it through two problems. Fortunately VW is sick as a dog and cannot think. Unfortunately, VW is also brilliant so if she is stuck when she is sick, I could be stuck when I am well.

I'm the prayer warrior tonight. Tomorrow I'll be the study warrior...

Posted by: Bou at October 2, 2009 09:24 PM

It will come back, Bou :)

I managed to kick start my atrophied brain, so I know you can too. I was ok with first-year calculus, since they offer it at the high school and I get the occasional student with a question, but then an old student came and asked me to help with some material beyond that (surface integrals and line integrals)and I had to really stretch .. and wasn't much help at all. And now that I am back up to some semblance of speed, I know I won't have another question along those lines for the next 25 years! It was kind of a nice change of pace, though. :)

Posted by: PeggyU at October 3, 2009 12:01 AM

of course the scanner is giving me problems this morning. You can do this. Heck you did great in partial diff-e with me!!! I had the headache from h.ll last night. It is hard to relearn math when you can't think. And I am NOT use to headaches. I don't get them but once every couple of years.

Posted by: vw bug at October 3, 2009 07:39 AM

VW- Partial DE was EASY. I could have taught that class... I don't know if this will be so much...

Peggy- I can tutor Calc I. I know I can, I just need time. These kids start pressing into Cal II and III and we're seriously stretching it. We move into ODE, and I'm toast...

Posted by: bou at October 3, 2009 08:32 AM