Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"First session - discussed strategy and schedule going forward and began to cover material. Summary of areas covered: Eukaryotes vs. Prokaryotes Cell size Cell structure Membrane Membrane proteins Nucleus Nucleolus Mitochondria Ribosomes The student understood all the topics readily and quickly grasped the connections between them. We discussed study methods (most specifically flashcards) and I emphasized the importance of the connections and interactions of cell components as a way to remember them. He was happy with the idea of flashcards and we settled on them to reinforce what he was taught today. In summary, a solid first session, and a good direction for the progress we hope to see."
"During this session we reviewed some previous topics in order to prepare the student for her upcoming test next week. We covered the different aspects of cellular respiration, including glycolysis, the Krebs cycle, the electron transport chain, and oxidative phosphorylation. We also went over the light and dark reactions of photosynthesis. We talked about the differences between the two processes and some of the similarities between mitochondria and chloroplasts."
"We covered a frame and truss problem and how to initially approach it. We discussed how to look for moments to solve for exterior reaction forces and then working inwards to solve the other forces. I then gave suggestions of how to solve a hydrostatic pressure problem."