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Anything weird happen to you lately?

  1. Oct 9, 2011 #1
    Over here:
    The tutor started writing all over my math book in pen to demonstrate a problem! Why would a tutor do that? Especially to a perfectly clean new unmarked book that you may want to sell.
     
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  3. Oct 9, 2011 #2

    DaveC426913

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    What an ***.

    Take the cost of the book out of his pay.
     
  4. Oct 9, 2011 #3
    Some people like to write in books. I don't. I write on paper and throw everything out in the garbage when day ends. But, I do like writings on the margins particularly if they are written by someone intelligent.

    I remember once going through a really old library book that was filled with writings on the margins. All comments were very helpful understanding the material. However, I noticed at one point I knew something better than what was written in the margin. So, I added a small line something along the lines, "refer to ..."
     
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  6. Oct 9, 2011 #5
    I would have them replace your book.
     
  7. Oct 9, 2011 #6
    I love these "do something you might not have any authority or power to do" responses.
     
  8. Oct 9, 2011 #7

    DaveC426913

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    Why would he not have the authority?
     
  9. Oct 9, 2011 #8
    What are the odds that whomever you sell the book to will check every page for writing?
     
  10. Oct 10, 2011 #9
    When I was a student in college, I had no control over the pay of the tutors. I guess he could be referring to a private tutor, or he could be the professor in charge of a school tutor's pay.

    TS, what exactly is your situation? Have you hired this tutor?
     
  11. Oct 10, 2011 #10

    DaveC426913

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    So you're criticizing comments you have no reason to assume are in error.

    You just committed the very offense you were so quick to deride.

    Which I love.
     
  12. Oct 10, 2011 #11

    George Jones

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    A few months ago, I lent a text to a student. After he returned it, I found that he had written in pen on many pages. Why would a student do this to an instructor's book?
     
  13. Oct 10, 2011 #12
    I think a better questions would be :
    Why would an instructor loan a student one of his books?
     
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  14. Oct 10, 2011 #13

    DaveC426913

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    Now now, George is a people too...


    :biggrin:
     
  15. Oct 10, 2011 #14
    Sorry...
     
  16. Oct 10, 2011 #15

    S_Happens

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    I've had instructors loan me books before. Last spring when I was retaking calculus 2 (as a refresher) my instructor lent me a book to go over power series. Our book was abysmal, I was a good student who did all the homework, showed up during her help hours whether I had questions or not (I was working on homework), had great grades, and expressed an interest for more information where I was weak.

    I'm one of those people who always respects the property of others, so I could support loaning to myself. I also consider most people to be disrespectful idiots, so I doubt I could ever be the person loaning a book out. That would just be stupid. :P
     
  17. Oct 10, 2011 #16
    Why didn't you yell, "stop!" That's what I do when someone writes on my papers. Then I hand them a new sheet of paper and let them write whatever they want.
     
  18. Oct 11, 2011 #17
    That's just not on. Regardless if you wish to sell it or not, they have no right to start writing on your book.
     
  19. Oct 13, 2011 #18
    Accountancy exams. I was wondering what happened to my life. I go from studying physics, math, chemistry to accounts. Debit. Credit. Golden rules. Who am I? :p
     
  20. Oct 13, 2011 #19

    FlexGunship

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    He's not a real tutor, he's a representative from the text book companies trying to reduce the resale market and drive sales of new product.
     
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