I am a math tutor in the walk-in tutoring center at the community college and I get asked by a lot of students if I do private sessions off-campus. I ask $20/hr, which I am told by my colleagues is a perfectly reasonable rate. However I realize that $20/hr is prohibitively expensive for a lot of people at community college, and I know that a lot of people I tutor could afford $30/hr or more. How do I tactfully
offer a discount to someone who needs it while charging a higher rate to those who can afford it? [more inside]
posted by triceryclops
on Feb 16, 2013 -
If I scaled the artwork up by typing 173.95% into the scale dialog box in Adobe Illustrator, what percentage do I scale it down by in order to get it back to its original size. Is there a simple equation that will do this operation? [more inside]
posted by OlivesAndTurkishCoffee
on Oct 1, 2012 -
I have need for a large and strange batch of audio translations. As a newbie to this game, please help me zero in on market specifics. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark
on Jun 20, 2011 -
I need help with some terminology of scale. Is there a term for something on a scale between "meso" and "micro"? Alternatively, I'd be happy with something higher than "macro" or between "micro" and "nano" (but I'd rather avoid that one if possible). [more inside]
posted by Eumachia L F
on Feb 2, 2011 -
I'm interested in checking out the local hackerspace -- partly out of interest in doing stuff there, partly because they do work that's similar to ours (they work with adults, we work with kids). Their pricing policy is very expensive and only seems to make a token effort to reach out to low-income people like myself. They've expressed interest in meeting and getting to know us -- I'm excited about this, but am also really personally affronted by their pricing scheme. How do I get over this so we can have a conversation? [more inside]
posted by puckish
on Nov 23, 2010 -
I have a digital kitchen scale on which the LCD has crapped out. By pressing on different parts of the ribbon cable connecting the LCD to the circuit board, I've determined that there are multiple shorts or shoddy connections on the cable. There doesn't seem to be an easy way to fix it, so I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas for ways I can repurpose it for a fun electronics project. I have some basic electronics knowledge and soldering experience.
posted by jessssse
on Oct 3, 2010 -
I am interested in creating a serving dish (bowl) that I think would sell rather well... If i make a prototype and want to mass produce it and say sell on Etsy.com how would I do this? [more inside]
posted by matthelm
on Sep 11, 2010 -
When people my age say something against gays or against blacks I try to call them out. When my 81 grandpa says something I just let it slide figuring he was raised that way. What rules do you personally use to reconcile this kind of conflict? [more inside]
posted by golakers
on Apr 14, 2010 -
My grandpa died. Some stuff remains. Will you be my personal Antiques Roadshow? [more inside]
posted by kbanas
on Mar 31, 2010 -
My hot water pot and coffee machine suddenly (over a period of 2 days) simultaneously completely descaled themselves, leaving piles of scale on their bottoms. This despite no use of descaling agents, or any other efforts to do this.
I am thinking something must have changed with our tap water to have done this, but can't imagine what this would be. Any thoughts or other possibilities?
posted by dougiedd
on Feb 6, 2010 -
Federal HR experts: Due to an "unfortunate mistake," I am being offered a salary less than that which is listed on the federal job announcement. This after investing an enormous amount of time, energy etc. in the application process. Do I have any recourse? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack
on Dec 2, 2009 -
I am trying to create an animated button in Photoshop CS4 which includes a logo scaling down and moving a bit across the animation. I've created two frames that I'll tween between, but no matter what I do, when I scale the logo it changes in both frames. I've turned on and off the three unify buttons and the propagate frame 1 checkbox, and I've scaled using Transform and with the move tool options, every time it scales in both frames. Moving it from one position to another works just fine. Can anyone help?
posted by aaronetc
on Oct 15, 2009 -
Prompted by the success of a previous post
, I have another special effects question. Is there a term of art for the stuff like extra model kit parts and other doodads glued to a model to give it a sense of scale and complexity? [more inside]
posted by bartleby
on Oct 8, 2009 -
My body fat measuring scale requires me to give it parameters: Age, Height, Gender, and Fitness Level (1, 2, or 3). What should I enter for fitness level? The instructions just say something like "enter your fitness level on a scale from 1 to 3". Does anyone have a similar product and have a rule of thumb for this?
posted by jclovebrew
on Oct 8, 2009 -
I'm trying to lose some weight and people have recommended weighing myself every day, as motivation or somesuch. I was wondering if you have a digital scale that you absolutely love, and if so, what the name of it is. Thank you.
posted by melodykramer
on Jun 19, 2009 -
recommendations for a 0.1 gram accuracy scale that does not reset if you tare it to 0 and then remove the weight and has a capacity of more than 1kg? [more inside]
posted by Infernarl
on Dec 31, 2008 -
If I have a scale that is accurate to .1 grams and I want it to be accurate to say, .05 grams, how many measurements do I need to take to do this? Can I even do this? [more inside]
posted by geoff.
on Jun 18, 2008 -
A number of radios I've owned in my life, in addition to the AM and FM frequency labels, also have a "Scale" label, going from 1 to 10, across the range of frequencies. What's this all about? Is it ever used for anything? I've never heard a radio station say "Tune to 6 on your Scale Bar".
posted by Jimbob
on Apr 6, 2008 -
How do I create an automator action to resize images to a certain width? The "scale images" action only resizes the longest side, which is sometimes the height, not the width. [more inside]
posted by krunk
on Jan 19, 2008 -
Domestic help? How much? Laundry, dishes, beds, straightening up, occasionally driving the kids to the sports practices. [more inside]
posted by terrier319
on Dec 26, 2007 -
I use VNC on computer A, 1680x1050 resolution, to control computer B, 1920x1080 resolution. This results in a lot of scrolling. Anyone know of a better solution that's also free or very cheap? [more inside]
posted by aerotive
on Oct 17, 2007 -
Anyone know a good resource for finding a good sliding-scale therapist in the Los Angeles area? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 10, 2007 -
"A human is halfway in size between an atom and the known universe"... This is a paraphrased quote I have come across several times. I like it. Who said it first? How true is it in the most literal sense? And, finally, what errors arrive in postulating a universe, or an atom, which can be measured AT ALL from our singular, relativistic, perspective? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious
on Feb 18, 2007 -
Name That Book Filter: I recall a book that was based on the eloquence and development of a scale. I believe it was about the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane scale... Maybe the Richter Scale. Did I just imagine this book? If not, what is the title author of said book?
posted by Infernarl
on Feb 2, 2007 -
Help me pick a bathroom scale - with decent BODYFAT SENSOR. Lost url of a review from about a year ago that had good info on common models. The googles do nothing for that particular review, however [more inside]
posted by ernie
on Nov 3, 2006 -
Why am I getting a an unpleasant buildup of scale on my toilet and how can I stop it? [more inside]
posted by lunkfish
on Apr 2, 2006 -
I would like to buy a cost-effective bathroom scale that is pretty darn accurate for a 200 lb. guy -- margin of error plus or minus one pound. How do I buy one that is accurate? Any brand name suggestions? Do I have to buy one of those things with manually adjusted weights that run along a bar to get this level of accuracy? Please do not instruct me not to weigh myself more than once a week, etc. -- I am looking for a set of scales that will give me a reliable snapshot.
posted by Mr. Justice
on Oct 14, 2005 -
Firefox filter: I like Firefox but everything looks tiny on my high res laptop screen. Is there a trick to make it "fit to window" like Opera does? [more inside]
posted by HK10036
on Sep 3, 2005 -
Relating to yesterday's credit check question
, how do you reply to a prospective employer who wants your salary history in a way that's fair to your value? So many IT/Web type jobs over the past few years have seen pay rates chopped down. If they ask, and A) I know my former employers don't give out salary information; and B) they don't require some sort of three year old pay stub - then why can't I just fluff it up to my true value again? I don't want to get in trouble, but I'm sick of getting low-balled. There's no way I can let them continue to get away with this! Do you just lie? What's the system?
posted by anonymous
on Jan 12, 2005 -