Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Worked on Unit 5 materials and topics, also discussed the big ideas of the unit. Also left study guide and overview of material to review as HW. Discussed vocab and ideas of unit and reviewed old material as well. Prepared to begin practice exam."
"Today we covered the topics for the student's test. We specifically covered Punnett squares. We worked on three problems on her study guide and discussed them. She was mainly having trouble with the difference between genotype and phenotype, but we discussed it further as we did more Punnett square problems (I brought over some practice problem worksheets). Once she felt confident with Punnett squares, I quizzed her off of her study guide and had her point out areas she felt weak on so that we could go over them. I showed her a little clip on meiosis as a review (we discussed how it correlates to genetics). I think she will do really well on her test and I'm excited to hear how she did."
"Today the student had some homework on food webs and food chains. We went over producers, primary consumers, secondary consumers, and tertiary consumers. She did pretty well working through the different problems and didn't have any concept errors. For future tutoring sessions it would be a good idea for her to bring her textbook."
"We reviewed evolution and important historical figures who contributed to current knowledge of evolution. Since the student benefits significantly from writing his notes, I asked him to write down the six key historical figures in his PowerPoint alongside their notable contributions and the six important evidences of evolution. At the end of the study session, I taught him how to use digital flashcards to make his own study flashcards and practice quizzes."
"Today, I met with the student and we went over Hardy-Weinberg and Punnett squares. We discussed what dominant and recessive alleles really are, and how they relate to the formulas p+q=1 and p^2 + 2pq + q^2 = 1, and when to use which one and how to be confident in finding out your answers. She has a PowerPoint I made her, along with a copy of all the notes that we took, along with step-by-step instructions that will help clarify and simplify all the genetic questions. Today was a great session and I look forward to continuing this journey with her!"
"Today, we discussed both biology and algebra. In biology, we went over transcription and translation, as well as some of the vocabulary involved in those processes (codons, anticodons, etc.). In algebra, she worked on a homework assignment that involved solving an algebraic equation using square roots and solving inequalities (knowing when to flip the inequality sign after multiplying/ dividing by a negative number). She did really well today."