Yesterday was a busy day. I started out the morning working on a few things at NMT. I updated a few of my lecture notes and did a little grading.
After that, I tutored at Magdalena for the remainder of the morning and early afternoon. I tutored two sections of AVID, one section of Chemistry, one section of Algebra II, and one section of Physical Science. I also attended a lunch meeting.
In the afternoon, I rode up to Belen with my robotics group to tutor students at St. Mary’s. Their robots are progressing, and I learn something new every time I am there.
On the commute home, I did an hour and a half of work mapping out the dynamo software. I’ve barely scratched the surface, but when I have finished, it will be really nice.
In the evening, Joey and I watched two more episodes of Justified. JoAnna and I chatted about our different endeavors until the early morning hours.
I also started tinkering with my Enfield. It was a gun show find that had been converted to .308 Win and set up as a scout rifle with a long eye-relief scope. However, it does not feed properly. I am modifying the magazines to handle the .308s.
Yesterday, I spent the morning in Magdalena, tutoring AVID and Math Analysis. After that, I went to several tutoring meetings to develop a schedule for this semester. I think we are settled on one at this point.
After the tutoring meetings, I met with the Physics Department about work that needs to be done there this semester. I am excited to continue doing LabVIEW work with those folks.
In the afternoon, I drove to St. Mary’s Catholic school in Belen and started working with the 4th-8th graders on robotics. They are using the VEX system, so I am learning that as well. I had a lot of fun working with these students and am looking forward to next Tuesday.
In the evening, I did spent some time going through the NI Forums and downloading NI Vision, and will play with that program soon. I also started cleaning up my lecture notes and classwork for instrumentation lab.
I started out the day tutoring in Magdalena. I double-checked to make sure things were in place for me to tutor next semester, and then started working on next semester’s schedule. I then tutored a section of AVID, then Math Analysis. Before lunch, I attended an information session about an exchange program with a high school in Chile.
In the afternoon, I attended a department meeting and then the Unit Operations presentations. The presentations went well, and I was pleased with the discussion between the students during the questions section.
In the evening, I commuted home and saw my family for the first time in several days. The bus driver from Belen to Socorro is from Magdalena, so we chatted about the town along the entire drive.
Yesterday, I started out the day by breaking into Jones Hall and using their shower. Then, I took the bus to Albuquerque and tutoring at Albuquerque High.
I got really depressed during tutoring, and I still haven’t really recovered from it. I was helping some students with studying for the ACT, and I ended up getting every single writing question wrong. I wish I could say it was sloppiness, but it was my own incompetence. Anyway, I started looking into the ACT, and based on my SAT scores, I wouldn’t have done very well at all. Who am I to be tutoring, teaching, or even writing in this blog?
I did force myself to go over to the National Weather Service and help them run Skywarn Recognition Day. We only made a few contacts. I met some new people and said, “hi” to a few that I knew while I was there.
Then, I came home, went to bed, and have slept for the past…16 hours.
Yesterday, I took the bus and train back up to Albuquerque, then drove over to the Uptown area to complete some AVID training for the Albuquerque Public Schools. I don’t know my APS schedule yet, but I should in the next few days.
After training, I did a little grocery shopping and posted a few jobs on JobSeeker.
In the evening, we drove to Los Alamos and watched a presentation on fractals. They had all sorts of neat patterns, hosted in the planetarium. The science museum and the planetarium were quite neat. They had a few desert reptiles, insects, and so on in aquariums, as well as all sorts of local information about the wildlife in the southwest.
Yesterday, I spent the day at Magdalena. I had a group meeting at NMT, but it was cancelled, so I pulled extra hours tutoring instead.
Overall, it was an uninteresting day. I tutored all day. That meant I tutored two sections of Algebra II, one section of Biology, one section of Physical Science, and two sections of AVID. I also attended an induction ceremony for the National Honor Society, where four students from Magdalena joined the organization.
In the evening, JoAnna and I worked on summer plans. I think we are approaching a solution at this point.