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[Page 196]In our summer school, I taught a study skills course and ran the tutoring program. Helping students master factoring equations or diagramming sentences made me examine how I teach, and I ended up doing a better job during the winter, when I taught science. One evening in the summer, we had an influx of students who came for tutoring for a grammar quiz, and both of the summer interns were working with those students. Two students needed help in working with word problems, so I gave them some easy ones to see where they were having trouble. Another student appeared needing help in balancing chemical equations, and neither of the interns could ...