Three Tutoring Myths

A bi-weekly column on Fredericksburg.Today by Elizabeth Colon, Above Grade Level Fredericksburg and Northern Virginia

A friend of mine recently expressed some concern about tutoring.  She told me that there are “myths” associated with it.  This came as a surprise to me –  I guess I had just thought people either were or were not interested, but that they had the information to make the decision.  I was clearly very WRONG!

I am going to tackle some of these myths below.  Please let me know if there are any myths I have not addressed.

Three Tutoring Myths

Myth #1: The only way my student can be tutored is if I drive him/her to a learning center.

There are three types of tutoring companies.

The broker:  There are companies that work to connect tutors with students.  The tutor is a contractor and not an actual employee of the company.  Some do background checks for you and others require you to pay for the background check.  The broker does not have a standard curriculum or set way of tutoring –  they are simply a connecter.  This means that you or the tutor has to have material for the lesson.

This may also mean that you may spend some money on the needs discovery process, as the tutor works to better understand the gaps in your students learning. You may also have to do some tutor interviewing to ensure the tutor can meet the academic and personality needs of your student. The good news is tutoring is done in your home or at a location that is convenient to you.

The learning center:  I am sure you are familiar with these.  It’s the large facility on the corner in the strip mall by your house.  The learning center can be good and bad for many reasons.

Good

Private time away from home

An assessment (most have one, but it is $$)

Curriculum

Convenient location to your home (mostly)

Reduced rates for group tutoring

Bad

The foot traffic can be a distraction

Often you are oversold on hours

Group tutoring is simply a tutor in a room Overseeing the student completing work.  This may not actually yield any one-to-one time

The in-home tutoring company:  While this concept isn’t new, it isn’t as well-known as you would expect.  There are in-home tutoring companies that simply act as a broker but advertise like a center, and then there are in-home tutoring companies that operate like a center but offer tutoring in your home.  The latter has an assessment, curriculum and rates comparable to the tutoring center, and your student gets to be in their safe place — home.

In-home tutoring also takes you out of the car — we know you’ve already spent three hours in there today commuters!  I will say however that there are times when in-home tutoring may not be the perfect setup.  If your home is full of distractions (noisy kids, clanking pans, loud music, television, extreme clutter, etc.) and these distractions cannot be minimized, you may be better off with a learning center.  Sometimes you have to determine which environment would provide a better place to focus.

Kids need to have quiet time to focus in order for tutoring to be effective.  If you have any questions about this, please don’t hesitate to ask the company you are interviewing.  This is a legitimate question, and if the company has your child’s best interest at heart, they should be willing to provide you with an honest answer.  I typically set expectations: “This needs to be a distraction free zone, no TV, Internet, phone, etc.  We also need it to be as quiet as possible.”  If my parents can’t meet this, we talk about it and try to come up with a solution.

Myth #2: Tutoring is just homework help.

I am going to say, it depends!

For some parents, homework help is all your student needs.  They may be doing well in school but their calculus class is way over your head and your student needs a little additional direction to keep the A.  Homework help may be beneficial –-  you don’t necessarily need curriculum, just a tutor who knows the subject matter well.

For other parents, your student is way behind.  You know they don’t have their multiplication facts memorized (you agonized over it i grade) and now they are starting Algebra I.  They’ve maintained a C average in math but you know this year is going to be tough.  In this case, you need the curriculum and you need to do some serious fundamental review.  An assessment of their knowledge will help the tutor determine where they need to spend their time and the curriculum will help fill the gaps.

For my parents who are in between the above two examples, it is better to have the assessment and curriculum than not to.  There have been times when we started a student on “homework help” but needed to supplement with our curriculum.

Myth #3: Tutoring is too expensive.

Tutoring can be expensive but not nearly as expensive as private education.  I have a parent who told me this when she hired us to tutor her student.  They knew that their daughter would be more attractive to a college if she were in the top 10 of 300 vs. the top 10 of 50.

Just like most things in life, you get what you pay for.  Typically tutoring through a broker can be the least expensive but the most risky.  As mentioned above, you have to do a lot of the work- identifying and interviewing the tutors, background checking him/her and providing curriculum.  If you are someone that considers your time in price per hour, you may want to factor this in to the rate you are willing to pay.

Tutoring centers and in-home tutoring companies charge similar rates.  Depending on where you live tutoring can cost anywhere from $45/hour to $90/hour (I am sure there are markets in the country that fall outside these figures.)

If you are considering an in-home tutoring company, we would love the opportunity to assess your student.  Click here for our site and to contact us.

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Riverfront Park Concept Design Review Set

By Susan Larson

Fredericksburg Riverfront Park Site Concept.

Fredericksburg Riverfront Park Site Concept.

Fredericksburg’s Architectural Review Board will hold a supplementary meeting Monday, Aug. 4, to review the recently released concept design for Riverfront Park.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 715 Princess Anne St.  The public is welcome to attend, but there will be no opportunity for public comment, the meeting notice said.

In 2011 the City of Fredericksburg acquired the former Masonic Lodge riverfront property at 609 Sophia St., which increased the amount of contiguous city-owned land along the Rappahannock River.  The Riverfront Task Force was established to guide the design process for an improved public park on the land.

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Woman Asked to Remove Clothes During Job Interview

By Susan Larson

Mark Allan Haynes was charged with unlawfully videotaping or photographing a person in a state of undress and without their consent.

Mark Allan Haynes was charged with unlawfully videotaping or photographing a person in a state of undress and without their consent.

A 21-year-old Spotsylvania woman was asked to try on uniforms in an empty office during a job interview in early June at Kloke Group Relocation, Moving and Storage, 300 Lansdowne Rd. in Fredericksburg. 

“During a second interview five or six weeks later, she was asked again to remove her clothing and follow additional instructions of the interviewer,” said Natatia Bledsoe, Fredericksburg Police Department public information officer.  “This time the victim discovered a concealed camera in the room with her.”

Following an investigation and the execution of a search warrant at a home in Spotsylvania County, Mark Allan Haynes, 46, was arrested on July 22 for “unlawfully videotaping or photographing a person in a state of undress and without their consent.”

Haynes was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under a $2,500 bond.

Anyone with information or who may have been a victim of a similar crime involving Haynes is urged to contact Detective Carlos Reyes at 540-654-5919.

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Arrests in Spotsylvania County, July 14 – 20

By Capt. Jeff Pearce

Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office badges.

Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office arrest report.

Arrests made by the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office July 14 – 20, 2014.

Theft

On 7/19/14, Deputy Arndt arrested William Allen, 21 of Fredericksburg for Possession of Schedule I/II Narcotics, Possession of Stolen Property w/ Intent to Sell and Obtain Money by False Pretense.

On 7/14/14, Deputy Arndt arrested Lisa Gilley, 41 of Spotsylvania for felony Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle and misdemeanor Driving Suspended.

Assault

On 7/17/14, Deputy J. Hodges arrested Akeim Jackson, 19 of Spotsylvania for Assault and Battery.

On 7/14/14, Deputy Cairns arrested Jason Harris, 31 of Spotsylvania for Assault in the 7000 block of Towles Mill Rd.

On 7/15/14, Deputy Cairns arrested Kristi Massey, 32 of Spotsylvania for Assault and Preventing the Calling of 911.

On 7/15/14, Sr. Deputy Walsh arrested Andrew Baker, 31 of Mineral for Assault in the 6200 block of Julian Lane.

DUI

On 7/19/14, Deputy Tillman arrested Rodolfo Vaquiz-Argueta, 26 of Spotsylvania for DUI and Driving on a Suspended License as a result of a traffic stop at Old Plank Road and Andora Drive.

On 07/17/14, Deputy Jones arrested Michael Washingtion, 22 of Caroline for Driving Under the Influence, DUI Refusal, Open Container, and Reckless Driving during a traffic stop at Jefferson Davis Hwy. and Ondura Dr.

Narcotics

On 7/19/14, Deputy Warren arrested Robert Morris, 20 of Spotsylvania for Possession of Marijuana in the 9800 block of Courthouse Rd.

On 7/19/14, Deputy N. Ridings charged and released Savanna Mills, 18 of Spotsylvania for Possession of Marijuana and Paraphernalia in the 11300 block Long Branch Way.

On 7/19/14, Deputy N. Ridings arrested Justin Crickenberger, 30 of Spotsylvania for Possession of Schedule I/II Narcotics at CVS Harrison Road.

On 7/14/14, Sgt. Wahl charged Trevor Kelley, 19 of Spotsylvania and Grace Simpson, 20 of Spotsylvania with Possession of Marijuana on a traffic stop at Southpoint Pkwy and Ballantraye Dr.

On 7/14/14, Deputy S. Hansinger and Deputy Polliard charged Kaneshia Hynes, 23 of Spotsylvania with Possession of Marijuana. The incident stemmed from a proactive property check at the Four Mile Fork Center.

Arrests

On 07/20/14, Deputy Baugh arrested Ronald Barnes, 18 of Spotsylvania for Public Intoxication and Possession of Alcohol Underage, after a suspicious person complaint on Heatherstone Drive.

On 7/20/14, Deputy Medina arrested Peter Ferrandino, 27 of Ohio for DIP in the 10300 block of Courthouse Rd.

On 7/20/14, Deputy Griffith arrested Ashley Cornett, 18 of Fredericksburg for DIP in the 5700 block of Stone Meadow Drive.

On 07/19/14, Deputy Schroeder arrested Anthony Monroe, 29 of Milford for Public Intoxication after a dispute at the Hampton Inn.

On 7/18/14, Sgt. Barber arrested Raymond Navarro, 18 of Spotsylvania for Child Endangerment (felony), Possession of Marijuana, Driving Revoked and Reckless Driving after a traffic stop on Jeff Davis Highway.

On 7/18/14, Deputy Collins arrested Steve Hanvichid, 33 of Spotsylvania for Reckless Handling of a Firearm, Obstruction and Public Intoxication after a complaint of shots fired in the 6700 block of Blockhouse Road.

On 7/17/14, Deputy L. Tavarez released Brian Harrison, 18 of Caroline County on a summons for Hit and Run resulting from an accident on Post Oak Rd.

On 07/17/14, Deputy Polliard arrested John Rooney, 24 of Spotsylvania for Public Intoxication and Obstruction of Justice in the area of Breezewood.

On 07/14/14, Deputy Londeree arrested Billy Rollins, 24 of Spotsylvania for Brandishing a Firearm, Destruction of Property and Public Intoxication after a disturbance on Glenwood Circle.

On 7/15/14, Deputy Setlock arrested Robert Baker, 63 with No Fixed Address, for Drunk in Public.

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Text a tip: Text SEE911 to CRIMES (274637)

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Chief Oesterheld Funeral Procession Route Announced

By Susan Larson

Fire Chief Thomas Oesterheld. Photo by Rob Martin.

Fire Chief Thomas Oesterheld. Photo by Rob Martin.

A large gathering of family and friends is expected for the Thursday, July 24, funeral service and procession for Spotsylvania County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Thomas Oesterheld.

“Heavy traffic delays are expected,” said Capt. Jeff Pearce of the Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Office.

The funeral service begins at 1 p.m. at Spotswood Baptist Church, 4009 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg.   The procession is expected to depart the church at 2 p.m. and proceed to at Craigs Baptist Church Cemetery, 14123 West Catharpin Rd., Spotsylvania.

The procession will be using the routes of travel listed below. “Deputies and State Troopers will be posted at intersections and no traffic movement will be permitted until the entire possession has passed,” Pearce said.

Procession Route:

  1. Lafayette Blvd. crossing over Rt.1 at Four Mile Fork.
  2. Courthouse Road to Lake Anna Parkway, past Spotsylvania High School.
  3. Post Oak Road to Craig Baptist Church.

“Anyone wishing to pay their roadside respect is asked to park away from the paved roadway surface and remain stationary until the entire procession has passed,” Pearce said.

Oesterheld died July 19.  He was 75.

Related Story – Obituary: Fire Chief Thomas Oesterheld

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 146, Spotsylvania, Va. 22553.

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Drive By Gem: 1308 Caroline Street

By Susan Larson

Drive By Gem

1308 Caroline St. in Fredericksburg’s Historic District

The home at 1308 Caroline St. is lovely.  The front porch with white rocking chairs, a swing, plants, flowers and wind chimes is inviting.  But there is much more than first meets the eye.

This Colonial style home was built in 1914. It’s in Fredericksburg’s Historic District, and sits next door to the circa 1760 Rising Sun Tavern, now owned and operated by Washington Heritage Museums.

The 2,491 square-foot-home has been “completely refurbished” while maintaining its original character, according to the listing with photos Zillow.  There are five bedrooms, one full bath and one half bath.

Photos of the backyard show it as large and beautifully landscaped.  There is off street parking with space for 4 – 6 vehicles.

This Drive By Gem is currently on the market for $549,900.

Previous Drive By Gems:

Drive By Gem: 1319 Augustine Avenue

Drive By Gem: Victorian Home Overlooks Kenmore

Drive By Gem: Park View on Mary Ball Street

Drive By Gem: 1929 Home in the College Terrace Neighborhood of Fredericksburg

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The Virginia Deli Opens New Location

By Susan Larson

The Virginia Deil is now located at 826 Caroline St.

The Virginia Deli is now located at 826 Caroline St.

The Virginia Deli has moved to a new location in downtown Fredericksburg.  Now located at 826 Caroline St., The Virginia Deli offers grilled, deli and create-your-own sandwiches with a selection of breads, meats and toppings.  They also offer hot dogs and kid’s meals.  A menu is available online.

Customers may order box lunches for special events.  These include a choice of six sandwiches, potato chips, potato salad and a cookie.  Box lunch orders require 24-hours advance notice.

The Virginia Deli is open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.  They are closed Sunday.  Find their Facebook page at The-Virginia-Deli.

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Orion Sushi Bar & Ultra Lounge Closes

By Susan Larson

Ryan Bullock, owner of The Orion Sushi Bar & Ultra Lounge, announced on Facebook he has closed his restaurant as of Saturday, July 19, 2014.  

The Orion Sushi Bar & Ultra Lounge.

The Orion Sushi Bar & Ultra Lounge.

Bullock has lived in the Fredericksburg area his entire life and moved into the city in 2012 to run for mayor.  He opened The Orion at 318 William St. last summer.  Following is what he wrote on Facebook about his decision.

“Dear Patrons,

“For some time now I have been stuck at a crossroads. In recent months of personal reflection, I have determined that both paths strewn in front of me could be encompassed by two umbrella terms – obligation and happiness. When this sudden realization dawned on me, it became clear as to what I had to do. With each passing day, the lustrous answer continues to reflect hope and a life full of possibility and luminosity. Considering the weight of the decision, it is with little regret and an anxiousness to begin a new chapter in my life that I have crafted this formal announcement of my decision to close the The Orion Sushi Bar & Ultra Lounge. I can only hope for your whole-hearted support and love as I continue on in a new direction.

“It was a journey within itself to reach this era of enlightenment and the purpose of this life-changing alteration is rooted not only in a plight for my personal salvation but for those closest to me, many of you, who I am lucky enough to call my friends and family. Some of you are aware of my desire to branch out beyond the city limits of my hometown and tackle new and exciting challenges. For those of you who may have not known this, I can assure you it is a higher calling that I have had for some time. While I have an undeniable love and eternal fondness of the city of Fredericksburg – the place I have called home for so many years, the place where I developed lasting and loyal relationships, the place where I rose through the ranks, the place where I made a name for myself and the place where I became an entrepreneur – I have no doubt that my new ventures are destined for new horizons and that these commitments will embody the ideals and strength that the bustling Fredericksburg community has instilled within me for so many years.

“It will be a day full of mixed emotions for myself and many of those who are close to me who shared my passion for my most recent project, but I myself will rest assured of a fresh start and the birth of a new passion for what promising mysteries the future might hold. I can only ask for faith from my loved ones in my certainty. It is with this final announcement in regards to The Orion that I would like to thank each and every one of you. I could not have grown to become one of the most prominent young business owners in the Fredericksburg area without your devotion and friendship. Many of you stand as pillars in the community and I thank you for embracing me into your world as I made my way into the local business scene. You all have my endless gratitude for the roles you have played in the emergence of The Orion and within my life. This should not be seen as an exit but as a transformation to a limitless dream. Dream Elements is known for turning its dreams into a reality and now it’s time for me to do the same with my own. It is simply not the end, but just the start to what I can achieve.

“As you read this letter, we will already have begun on celebrating our time together. Looking back I am overwhelmed with gratitude while looking ahead induces a surge of anticipation and joy. Today is not about letting go and it is not about saying goodbye. Today is about cherishing memories made and braving the future, armed with all the lessons we have taught one another. It is for the smiles, the laughs and deep embraces and at times the tears, because we were there. We were there to witness each other’s moments of happiness and battles with grief and sadness. This is the ebb and flow of life and I am honored that you all became a part of mine. No matter where our paths lead us, we will always have a place. A place in time that ties us together and no matter how old and grey we become, we will be able to look back and feel the same bliss we all once shared so many years ago. Today we will get lost in a perfect blend of time gone by and things yet to come and we know in our hearts that we will never forget this moment or any other.

With warm wishes and love,

Ryan Bullock”

Obituary: Fire Chief Thomas Oesterheld

By Susan Larson

Fire Chief Thomas Oesterheld. Photo by Rob Martin.

Fire Chief Thomas Oesterheld. Photo by Rob Martin.

Longtime Spotsylvania County Volunteer Fire Department Chief Thomas Oesterheld died July 19.  He was 75.

Chief Oesterheld joined the Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire Department in 1961 and became the youngest fire chief in Virginia in 1964, his obituary said.  “He served as chief until November 2013. When he retired he was the second oldest fire chief in the state.”

The Spotsylvania native “was beloved by the firefighters of his home county. He devoted his life to ensuring that Spotsylvania County was protected by the finest firefighters in the state.

“At home, he raised three loving children with his wife of 54 years. He loved to fish, loved to garden and loved to cook, hosting Sunday family dinners at home every weekend for 40 years. He loved the sounds of his family spending time together and his young grandsons playing.”

Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Lucretia H. Oesterheld; three children, Kristal O. Coleman and husband Ricky of Spotsylvania, Rondah O. Lamarche and husband Maurice of Richmond, and Patric Oesterheld and wife Jodie of Spotsylvania; two grandsons, Cameron Oesterheld and Roman Lamarche; brother, Carlton Oesterheld and wife Brenda of Spotsylvania; nephew Jason Oesterheld, his wife Missy and their daughter, Olivia; and his best friend, Norman Brooks of Spotsylvania.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at Covenant Funeral Service, 4801 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Fredericksburg.

A service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Spotswood Baptist Church, 4009 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg.   Interment will follow at Craigs Baptist Church Cemetery, 14123 West Catharpin Rd., Spotsylvania.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire Dept., P.O. Box 146, Spotsylvania, Va. 22553.

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Fredericksburg Police Crime Report, July 21

By Natatia Bledsoe, Fredericksburg Police Department public information officer

Fredericksburg Police. Photo by Susan Larson.

Fredericksburg Police. Photo by Susan Larson.

ASSAULT:

Relax Inn, 1904 Princess Anne St, 7/20 9:30 p.m. A 46-year-old guest reported that a black male assaulted him with an unknown object after he confronted the male about making advances toward his girlfriend. The victim was transported to the hospital by ambulance with a severe laceration over on eye and other facial injuries. The suspect has not been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

BURGLARY:

Kitchen Works, 2201 Lafayette Blvd, 7/20 4:00 a.m. An off-duty city deputy discovered a broken side door on the building and contacted city police. When checking the business, it was found that keys to a company-owned vehicle were missing and the truck belonging to the keys had been stolen. The neighboring business, I Thee Wed Bridal, had also been burglarized and a number of tiaras and jewelry sets were taken. Around 6 p.m. on the same day, the stolen truck was recovered on Farrell Lane where it had been abandoned. The investigation is ongoing.

LARCENY:

Fire Station 1, 601 Princess Anne St, 7/17 – 7/18 7:00 a.m. Two employees reported that an unknown person stole items of value from their vehicles. A suspect was identified through investigation and he was later located downtown in possession of some of the stolen items. Joseph Watson, 42, of no fixed address was arrested for felony larceny and misdemeanor tampering with a vehicle. Watson was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail under a $5000 bond.

1200 block Townsend Blvd, 7/18 – 7/19 7:30 a.m. A resident reported that an unknown person stole the license plates from his vehicle. No suspects or witnesses at this time.

200 block Riverside Manor Blvd, 7/20 2:30 a.m. A resident reported that an unknown person stole her vehicle from the parking area in front of her home. The vehicle was located the next day when it was returned to the apartment complex with the keys left inside. The investigation is ongoing.

Teppanyaki Buffet, 2388 Plank Rd, 7/20 3:50 p.m. An employee reported that a group of three male subjects distracted the servers at the restaurant while a fourth subject, a female, stole purses and bags from a closet behind the hostess counter. The investigation is ongoing.

McDonalds, 1701 Carl D Silver Pkwy, 7/19 – 7/20 12:00 a.m. A cab driver reported that an unknown person stole his digital tablet after he inadvertently left it on a table. No suspects or witnesses at this time.

1800 block Charles St, 7/20 7:00 p.m. – 8 p.m. A resident reported that an unknown person stole a bicycle from the front porch. No suspects or witnesses at this time.

VANDALISM:

Spirits, 816 Caroline St, 7/18 3:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. The owner reported that an unknown person broke the glass from a window and from the back door of the business. A suspect has been identified and the investigation is ongoing.

Sunoco, 201 Jefferson Davis Hwy, 7/18 – 7/19 11:00 a.m. The manager reported that an unknown person damaged the drainage covers in the parking lot in an apparent attempt to remove them. No suspects or witnesses at this time.

DUI ARRESTS:
Deanna Josemans, 25, of Spotsylvania was arrested for DUI in the 2300 block of Plank Road.

Ian Brabant, 31, of King George was arrested for DUID in the 2000 block of Plank Road.

Allen Roach, 21, of Spotsylvania was arrested for DUI in the 400 block of Princess Anne Street.

ARRESTS:
Brittany Stringer, 20, of Greenville, South Carolina was arrested for shoplifting from Walmart.

Jacob Callahan, 23, of Fredericksburg was arrested for public intoxication.

Brandon Leake, 30, of Fredericksburg was arrested for public intoxication.

Edmar Reyes Lopez, 31, of Fredericksburg was arrested for domestic assault and battery.

Jason Hite, 38, of Fredericksburg was arrested for domestic assault and battery.

Douglas Whitmore, 21, of no fixed address was arrested for possession of marijuana.

Mercer White, 44, of Spotsylvania was arrested for possession of marijuana.

Kurstin Kelly, 18, of Fredericksburg was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Tywand Williams, 27, of Spotsylvania was arrested on warrants from Spotsylvania charging him with burglary, robbery, conspiracy, and three counts of assault.

Robert Baker, 63, of no fixed address was arrested for public intoxication and possession of alcohol after being interdicted.

Justin Scroggins, 39, of Manassas was arrested on warrants from Fairfax charging him with obtaining money by false pretenses.

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