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Oct. 31, 2012

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Session Transcript - English - Literature, 10/23/2012 10:58PM - Tutor.comSession Date: 10/23/2012 10:58PM
Length: 50.6 minute(s)
Subject: English - Literature


System Message
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Guest (Customer)
[00:00:00] I need help developing my character

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:00:16] Welcome to Tutor.com ! How can I help you today?

Guest (Customer)
[00:00:49] I need help on like developing my character, I guess
[00:01:19] I started it but I ran out of ideas
[00:02:26] We have to like make up our own character
[00:02:52] For instance, I'll use white board to show you an example- ---->

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:03:11] OK, great!

Guest (Customer)
[00:04:36] so this is one of my example, from the picture on the whiteboard, you can infer that my character is in high school
[00:04:59] and probably interested in science and is smart because she's taking an AP biology

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:05:43] What is your exact assignment? Can you post that information?

Guest (Customer)
[00:06:00] You have to like draw your own character
[00:06:30] My teacher gave me an instructions, she didn't really gave us on a paper
[00:06:38] I'm sorry about that
[00:06:52] But do you kind of get what I'm trying to say about this?

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:07:30] That's OK! I just want to make sure that I understand the assignment so that I can give you best help possible!
[00:08:01] Are there certain things that your character is supposed to have?

Guest (Customer)
[00:08:23] nope

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:10:15] OK, so you're supposed to develop a character, and you're character is a smart high school student taking an AP Biology class. Is that right?

Guest (Customer)
[00:10:31] yes ma'am
[00:10:35]

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:10:56] Will our character be used in a story or poem?

Guest (Customer)
[00:12:20] no
[00:12:38] but I have to do the presentation infront of the whole class
[00:12:40] tomorrow
[00:13:02] I need to have atleast 8 things
[00:14:24] that is what I have so far
[00:14:31] ----->

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:16:17] OK! So far the things you have are: 1. smart 2. high school 3. AP Biology 4. likes basketball 5. likes music?
[00:16:26] Right?
[00:16:39] What is your character's gender?

Guest (Customer)
[00:17:04] I guess high school, AP biology and smart go together
[00:17:22] It only matters how many pictures you have
[00:17:25] :p
[00:17:32] and she's a girl
[00:17:35]

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:17:46] OK, so you need 8 pictures?

Guest (Customer)
[00:17:57] yes, atleast 8
[00:18:10] can you think of anything?

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:19:41] Does the character have any sisters or brothers?

Guest (Customer)
[00:19:56] nope it's just her
[00:20:12] we can make whatever we want though

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:21:01] Is she a part of any other after school activities?

Guest (Customer)
[00:21:28] Oh that just reminded me of one thing I can do

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:21:35] Any community organizations?
[00:21:41] OK, great!
[00:22:28] Is she a part of any academic clubs?
[00:22:49] Does she do any type of jobs that a teenager would do?

Guest (Customer)
[00:23:16] I don;t know, it's our choice
[00:23:33] we can make our character hatever we want

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:24:27] OK, well hopefully that can give you some more things to think about for her. What does she like to do with her friends?
[00:24:49] What part of the world does she live in?
[00:25:08] What does she want to be when she grows up?

Guest (Customer)
[00:25:09] NEW YORK <3

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:25:35] OK, that's something you can use in your presentation.
[00:25:51] Who are her role models?

Guest (Customer)
[00:26:04] umnn..let me think
[00:26:58] She's really positive

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:27:20] OK, how would you show that?

Guest (Customer)
[00:27:37] I don't really know how..umm
[00:28:14] could you draw this one for me, please
[00:28:16] just this

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:29:13] When you think of someone who is positive, what kind of expression is on the person's face?

Guest (Customer)
[00:29:26] always happy

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:29:46] Right! And what do happy people do a l ot?
[00:30:10] ..as far as their faces are concerned?

Guest (Customer)
[00:30:40] help others
[00:30:49] they are never mean to other ppl
[00:31:09] they always believe in their self
[00:31:37] I guess positive ppl also have like hogh self esteem
[00:31:41] *high*

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:31:54] Yes, all of those are right. What is their facial expression?

Guest (Customer)
[00:32:09] like this --->

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:32:17] Right!!!!
[00:32:32] That's something you can draw, too!

Guest (Customer)
[00:32:44] great!

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:33:10] Now, with those questions and answers, I think you have more than 8 things to make up your character.

Guest (Customer)
[00:33:23] wait

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:33:38] Yes?

Guest (Customer)
[00:34:27] remember how you aksed me, what does she wants to do in the future? her ambition! Well, she wants to be a nuerologist so how do I showw that?

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:35:50] A neurologist is a doctor, show you can use some symbols of a doctor.
[00:36:43] Does that help?

Guest (Customer)
[00:36:56] this?

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:39:05] You might want to use the word 'neurology' in your picture. Maybe on a hospital sign or a doctor's lab coat?

Guest (Customer)
[00:39:32] can you draw that one?
[00:39:35] one last
[00:39:41] and we're done

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:41:49] Well, I'm not a good artist . What about drawing a sign with a hospital and neurology dept. name on it?

Guest (Customer)
[00:41:58] that's okay
[00:42:11] I'm not a good artist either
[00:42:12]
[00:42:33] it doesn't matter as long as I can understand

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:42:41] You're great! I understood everything you've drawn!

Guest (Customer)
[00:43:07] awee..so sweet
[00:43:14] thanks

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:43:28] Any other questions before we end our session? You can always log back in after you've finished the character.

Guest (Customer)
[00:43:39] please draw that
[00:43:43] last one
[00:43:49] por favor?
[00:44:03] before you go

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:44:18] What would you like me to draw?

Guest (Customer)
[00:44:47] her wanting to be a neurologist when she grows up
[00:45:18] I'm SO sorry to bother you

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:47:10] Something like that.

Guest (Customer)
[00:47:15] great
[00:47:18] thanks
[00:47:23] Slow down. I'm confused.
[00:47:27] oops
[00:47:33] sorry about that
[00:47:43] I got it! Thanks!

Elizabeth M (Tutor)
[00:47:49] You're welcome! Thanks for using Tutor.com. Please fill out the survey as you leave so we can learn how we can better help you in the future! 

Guest (Customer)
[00:47:55] okay