Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we discussed biological molecules such as lipids, proteins and carbohydrates along with their impact in a growing person. I explained how all food products that a person consumes will fall into one of these three categories and the importance of having a good healthy balance in the diet. I gave many examples of good healthy sources of these items. We then looked at the food label on her favorite box of cereal and noticed how it was very high in the sugar department. I ended the session with a small demonstration of how water has surface tension by floating a paper clip in a small glass of water."
"It was really good to see the student again after finishing our exam sessions in January. The student and I worked on some biochemistry problems in order to prepare her for her test on Thursday. Most of the questions we worked on were reviewing stoichiometry and acid/base titration questions from gen chem 1, which are basic concepts that are essential in biochemistry. We worked on problems she had troubles with. Overall, it was great to work with the student again."
"Went over the circuit theory, voltage, current, resistivity, and power. We were able to finish the student's 41 problem homework packet in that time. I walked him through how to not only set up and solve the problem, but why it works the way it does using slightly more advanced techniques. He has no trouble whatsoever doing the math for these sorts of problems, however setting them up can be tricky, but he quickly picked everything up. We had just enough time left over to look at some circuit components I brought with me. I showed him some resistors, capacitors, diodes, vintage transistors, and op amps."
"The student did not have a lot of specific questions, so we turned to the equation sheet for the AP Physics 2 exam. We looked at and discussed every equation, often also discussing specific types of questions that one would use that equation to solve. Overall, it was a solid review of everything on the AP Physics 2 exam."
"In geometry we continued to work on the student's project. He completed the majority of the project. In biology we went through the sections that I had him go back and take notes on, to check for both comprehension and completion of the notes. We're going to try to make him take notes consistently, so that he doesn't lose material."
"We covered Mendelian genetics. The student was very confused on the topic. We went over Punnett squares as well as the difference between homozygous alleles and heterozygous alleles. The student seemed to really understand the concepts and felt more prepared for her future lectures."