to be fair ‘no comment’ could be interpreted in different ways i.e. there wasn’t much information in Luann’s opening statement so there’s not much to comment on. But knowing Bernice, ‘no comment’ likely meant ‘yes you were a blob but i’m not going to say it’.
probably you are right; it’s mid Aug and time for people to go on vacation.
yup.. Vale wasn’t taught and didn’t learn anything except how to plagiarize.
why is Luann such a stickler about time such that she stops talking in mid-sentence the second the session ends? And if time is so limited why did she spend the bulk of it showcasing her own abilities rather than helping Vale develop his own? It’s good to be passionate about your subject matter but you can’t lose sight of why you are there in the 1st place. First Axel and now Vale, each has figured out how to highjack the session and squeeze out of having to learn and Luann is taken for a ride. High school students may be as big as she is but mentally they are adolescent.
any similarity to the situation with Axel?
there’s a problem with Luann’s demeanor in the 2nd panel. She appears excited to be telling Vale about herself instead of working with him to improve his writing skills. It’s like she’s saying “…wow I’m so excited to be showing you my theater skills and this is me…etc.”. Luann the teacher is not there anymore.
yes but in this case one is enough. when a student comes for help on an assignment you just don’t do the work for the student; you guide them in the process of discovery i.e. the steps it takes to do the work on their own. I teach in the sciences at a college. Sure i do lots of example problems on the board during lecture. But if students come to me with questions on a homework set or even during an exam, I don’t just tell them exactly the steps to get the answer. The right approach (I believe) is to ask leading questions so that they figure it out on their own. Even though Luann likes this assignment and wants to do it herself, she has to resist that urge. Vale isn’t learning anything by just copying down all the possible diary entries that she is giving him. Yesterday she did the right thing; she gave a possible diary entry; then she said (correctly) “now you do one”. But instead of guiding him in that process (of doing it on his own), she loses it, goes off on a tangent and does them all herself.
Oh Luann, you’ve really dropped the ball this time. Are you so starved for compliment and attention that you stop doing the job you’re hired to do?
I don’t think Vale recorded that one because it was spontaneous and he didn’t know it was coming which is why he now pulls out the phone and hits record. Luann don’t do it. Let Vale record himself.
as a teacher in training and college student herself Luann is not and should be not tutoring other college students. she plans to teach in a primary or secondary school environment. I believe these are the students Mrs. Fogarty is lining her up with. You can’t say Axel is a college student; thus, the way i see it, neither is Vale. But maybe we’ll get some clues later in the week.