Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I met again to finish Module 3 (DNA replication). We then finished Module 4 as well, which covered Protein Synthesis. She received a 100 on her most recent Post-Eval, which has been extremely encouraging. She feels as though she will do fine on the exam as long as the questions are similarly structured to the quizzes she's been taking. She appreciates the help from tutoring, and sees this time as mostly really understanding the concepts behind the material."
"During this session, we briefly touched on the material we studied in the previous session to ensure that the student had mastered it. We then began to cover gametogenesis and the role that meiosis plays as a part of that process. We also discussed the mechanisms by which uncontrolled cell division can lead to cancer. We were able to get a little ahead of her class, so the student should be well prepared going into this week."
"The student needed some clarification on Position-Velocity-Acceleration graphs. We worked on their relationships and how to determine two graphs when given one. While the student said she was much more comfortable with the material, we will continue to work on this next week."
"We spent today's section working through a variety of problems related to inductance, magnetic flux, Faraday's law, using Ampere's law to find the magnetic field, and using the right hand rule to determine the direction of the magnetic field at a particular point. The student's intuition for working with magnetic fields and the right hand rule has definitely improved. He now feels confident about most of this material. In future sessions, we will work through any homework problems from his class in addition to practice questions from his test prep book as part of a comprehensive review of the AP Physics C material."
"Today I covered the examinations that I had given her beforehand. It was clear that she could have used more practice problems graphing and interpreting conic functions, but her understanding of Trig Identities and most of the chemistry she had been taught was pretty good, and it showed. I finished up the session when we had more time than I had thought, and started to explain collision theory, energy of reactions and activated complexes."
"The student and I worked through the multiple choice section of her practice final exam. I broke down all the different measurements used to predict spontaneity (K, DG, DS, DH, and Ecell). We also spent time going through the definitions of each measurement, and in what scenarios she is likely to see them used. She got 100% on the practice exam, and felt very confident at the end of the session."