Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered the conceptual framework of the paper. We talked about DNA, enzymes, and reactions. I emphasized the proportionality of each step in the experiment and itemized reactants for each one. We then discussed the clinical and diagnostic significance of the glucose readings. I think that he has a much better understanding of this paradigm for analyte detection and its significance."
"Worked on continuing the numerical methods: systems of non-linear equations. Derived Newton's method for non-linear systems and showed it as applied to two equations. Talked about the graphs in the power point and compiled the results in a Word document to be used as a test reference"
"Today's session was dedicated to reviewing for the student's quiz which will be next week. We focused primarily on carbohydrates, specifically monosaccharides and their structure. We finished the session by reviewing the pentose phosphate pathway, glycolysis, and gluconeogenesis. We used the chapter review questions to guide our covered material. Student has been left with overviews of all of the chapters covered thus far. I recommended that he review all of the chapters again that will be on the quiz to make sure that al the material is well understood. My biggest goal moving forward is to emphasize the regulators for all of the major processes of cellular respiration and what sections they activate/inhibit. This will be key to his success in the class. We will meet next week and cover the citric acid cycle, as well as pyruvate processing."
"The student and I worked on an AP questions packet. She did fairly well with the questions we went over."
"We reviewed tonight for his upcoming biology exam on the circulatory and respiratory systems. We went through specific anatomy, the evidence for evolution of the different systems, the functions and how all the systems were interrelated. He seemed very prepared and with time spent reviewing before the exams he should be good to go!"
"We worked on free response questions related to Electrochemistry, using the standard cell potential equation and non-standard cell potential equation. We went through anode/cathode and the relatedness with oxidation and reduction. We also went through some thermodynamics, which she seemed to have forgotten but picked up relatively quickly."