Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over the basics of solubility. At first she was having a hard time, but after we did a few problems, she understood it a lot more. I told her it was basically just like the acid/base problems and it just clicked for her."
"During this session, we covered thermodynamics that will be included in the test Tuesday. The student said she hasn't covered that in class, so we actually got ahead. She found the topic easier than acid/bases, and seemed to have a good level of understanding. Since we've touched on this topic previously, I caught her up with some of the materials that she was behind on before. To finish up the session, we went over the acids/bases review problems that I left her with from the last time. Although she couldn't solve a couple of them, it was clear that she's getting much better at it. For most of the problem, all she needed from me was a hint or a question that would lead her in the right direction, and after that she could solve them on her own."
"We covered combustion, limiting reagents, functional groups, and free radical reactions. The student was happy."
"The student and I started our work with the respiratory and digestive system. We went over the models and prepared for his quiz. He and I tried to get ahead of his class schedule since this section will be moving at a fast rate. He did very well and is a very fast learner."
"Today we finished cardiac physiology. We started with a very brief review from last time before moving on. Much of the test will focus on the action potentials of the cells in the heart and associated ion flow, so we went over this concept. We also discussed the concept of cardiac output and effecting factors. The student is able to grasp the overall concepts which will help him on the test. We related all of the information together in terms of events in a cardiac cycle and thought of possible questions he might be asked. We also went through the list of concepts provided to him on a handout that he would be required to know on the test, making sure we had covered all the topics. We used this list to determine what flashcards he should make for himself to study, and specified what information will be straight memorization and what information he should focus on conceptualizing when he studies with note cards."
"After a brief introduction, we started our session from the class material. We identified the twelve cranial nerves that mostly control vision, eye movement, hearing, smell, neck and back, diaphragm, and tongue. The main challenge for the student is to memorize the nerves and associate an anatomical part and a function to each. The student was very interactive and eager to learn."