Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During our session, the student and I reviewed most of the chapters that will be on his exam, from Chapters 3-10. If he had any questions, he asked me to clarify any of the concepts. He then went over the questions from the back of each chapter, and we discussed them if he still had any questions. I wish him luck on his final exam!"
"The student and I began with the 4 AP Biology Success Skills I provide all of my students. She was able to refer back to them throughout the lesson effectively and even already used note cards, which I recommend my students. We then went into areas of emphasis on her midterm, which included the macromolecules, ATP, and cell organelles. She was very consistent throughout the lesson, answering my questions correctly, and she definitely has the tools to have a lot of success in AP Biology. I expect her to do very well on her midterm and continue to excel by sticking with the tips I gave her and working through the material to understand, not just memorize. It was a pleasure tutoring her."
"We covered the integration of metabolism that combines carbohydrate, lipid, and protein metabolism as they occur in nature, as well as the fed, post-absorptive, and fasting states. The student was very appreciative of the material covered and feels more prepared for her final exam on Wednesday. We went over some strategies to simplify the complicated charts surrounding the fate of acetyl CoA and intermediates in the Krebs cycle as they relate to carbohydrate, lipid, and protein metabolism."
"We reviewed for the student's final exam by going through the rest of the review sheet. She felt comfortable with everything except projectile motion, so we looked at previous test and quiz problems for horizontal projectiles and projectiles launched at angles."
" We spent time going over, then reviewing, some multiple choice problems. Once the student has the concept, he can solve the problem. We spent the rest of the session working on open response questions (ranking tasks and problems)."
"The student and I worked on inclined planes today. I explained the full thorough derivation of friction on a plane and produced a "cheat sheet" from our results that tells what formula to use (for both the angle of inclination and the angle of depression). To test the student's knowledge, I had her derive the equation for the maximum velocity of a car turning with radius of curvature R around a road banked at a given angle of inclination. We also discussed Kepler's Third Law, which I had her use to find the semi-major axis of the earth's revolution about the sun using a period of 1 year."