Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Our first session focused on a homework assignment involving concentration expressions of aqueous solutions. Molarity (M), molality (m), and mass percent concentrations were fully explained, and all of the homework questions were answered. From there we peeked ahead to the next section involving calculating dilution concentrations and volumes. The student performed extremely well and even took notes!"
"Today's session was spent reviewing for the student's upcoming Molecular Biology exam. The topics that were covered included: cyclins and cyclin-dependent kinases, regulation of the cell cycle, membrane structure, transport proteins, Na/K pump, Na/Glucose symporter."
"Covered gravitational forces, conservation of energy, and some calculus based physics. The student seems to be quite strong in the math portion of the physics work. She did all of the computations herself, and her answers all matched mine. She only needed a little bit of direction with how to approach the problems. Overall, she's doing great."
"In preparation for his final, the student wanted to go over some concepts of chemistry he has been having difficulty with. We spent the session talking about how compounds are formed and the correct notation when writing them. I also went over the various rules when naming chemical compounds, and I gave him a couple of examples to go back and use as reference."
"Today, we briefly discussed the student's performance on his latest exam and how he can improve by understanding how his teacher phrases some relatively simple topics into scenario-based questions. We then jumped into the background of cell division in eukaryotes and prokaryotes and more background on mitosis and binary fission. The material was extensive, and we covered the cell cycle's phases, G1, S, G2, M, and C, and we were able to go over the phases of mitosis, P, M, A, and T while delineating the key details."
"The student did not perform as well on his last test as he was expecting. He wasn't quite sure what happened, so we went over some of the elements he think might have gotten wrong-such as drawing Lewis structures of ions with a charge. We then went through his packet of new material on polyatomic naming and how naming differs between ionic and covalent bonds. He did well on the packet and had a good grasp of the material by the time we were finished."