Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we discussed the pathway of protein digestion and the absorption of amino acids. The student remembered a lot from yesterday's session and seems to have some knowledge of the basics of protein digestion already. Tonight, she will be sending me more information about his theoretical model of protein digestion and how the quality of meat affects protein digestion. We are still learning how to maximize our time during these short sessions, so we outlined a lesson plan for tomorrow's session. I will be doing some more research on the nutritional information (protein profiles) available for chicken breast. Tomorrow we will discuss protein digestion in more detail, focusing on deamination and the body's utilization of amino acids once protein is digested."
"Covered concepts of weather, including air temperature, air pressure, wind, humidity and precipitation. Discussed the relationship between cloud formation and humidity, as well as how to determine the relative humidity at any given temperature. Student scored an 81% on his most recent Science exam."
"The student was mainly preparing for a retest over rotational motion (torque and rotational energy) and was mainly concerned with problems connecting rotational and linear motion (such as strings attached to falling masses unwinding over pulleys or around poles). She also had problems relating to simple harmonic motion with masses on springs and pendulums. Some of the problems were intricate and required intuitive leaps that can be difficult to make during an exam, in a pressure situation. But she picked up as many of the principles as she could, and will (with luck) be able to apply those to the retest."
"We went over the first portion of the student's homework assignment, which involved the speed of a wave (in general), the wave equation, power, intensity, and graphs of waves. She was working independently through several of these problems, which was great to see!"
"The student worked on classwork that included conversion of mass of A to mole of A, to mole of B, to mass of B. She also worked on determination of the limiting reagent and percent yield calculations."
"Today, the student and I worked on oxidation-reduction equations and oxidation numbers. I left her with some homework. She is very studious and learning sessions with her are fun! She has a solid B and our goal for the rest of the year is to get her grades to A."