Being a math mentor is arguably a single of the hardest professions anyone could pursue. When I was in private school, the math mentors were constantly irritable and crabby. I thought it was just something that came with trying to teach private schoolers, since they’re constantly a rowdy bunch. Now that my partner has become a private school math mentor, I can clearly see why these mentors become so aggravated! I’d be flustered too if I had to be capable of teaching children how to solve word problems! However, I will say that I’m reaping some benefits from my partner being a math mentor. Take last week, we recently dealt with our outdoor air conditioner unit chopping down, which happened because we weren’t maintaining a big open space for the unit to circulate air. When we were shopping for a modern outdoor air conditioner unit, we were told by some of the professionals at various hardware stores that we had to buy a single based on the square footage of our town house. I’m ecstatic they told us this, because I was ready to buy a 5-ton air conditioner unit! Anyway, we had no idea what the square footage of our townhouse would be. Yet my ever-clever partner grabbed a tape measure and some painter’s tape, and used the painter’s tape to create rectangular sections of our town house! She then calculated the surface section of each section, added them together, and boom! Every one of us had our exact square footage, and knew to grab a 2-ton air conditioning unit. She and I would’ve been wasting a ton of money if we obtained a 5-ton air conditioner unit, as we’d hear the air conditioning clicking on and off all through the day and evening.