Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed chapter 11 for his upcoming test. We covered Mendelian genetics and meiosis. He understands the concepts as we talk about them in context. We discussed study skills and I made recommendations for using flash cards and explaining concepts to others as a means for studying. It is important to memorize terms but they will become more meaningful and useful when they can be applied."
"We went through the new lectures, and then through a couple tough problems on her midterms. Reactance is a tough concept that we worked through, and how that affects the outcomes of AC circuits containing inductors and capacitors."
"Today's first session entailed gas law equations, combined gas law, and Avogadro's Law. I started with a brief discussion on the three gas laws: Boyle's, Charles' and combined. The relationship between pressure, volume and temperature was depicted using charts and diagrams to enforce the concepts. We also explored deriving new equations from formulas described in the definitions of gases and applied them to the student's assigned homework problems. Overall, the student seems to have a strong foundation in these topics and related ones. Near the end of session, I suggested using the textbook as a guide to identify the topics present in the homework and review those areas before completing assignments."
"Today we talked about the test and a little bit of genetics. We talked about what resources to use and what types of questions were asked on different sections. We also went over the big picture of genetics and talked a bit about how the genes relate to the overall phenotype. Next time we meet, we will go over more specific concepts that need clarity and perhaps a few practice questions."
"We went over laboratory coursework for her physiology course. Specifically, ion concentrations and its effects in physiological conditions."
"Today, we started out by talking about epoxides. We looked at the way the epoxides are being formed and how you can open up a ring under basic or acid conditions. For the rest of the session, we started talking about the NMR and how you would identify the peaks. We looked at the four factors that must be taken into account, the chemical environment of the peaks, the splitting, integration, and the effect of the neighboring hydrogens."