Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered his upcoming section on the immune system. We went through a ton of material, and I feel like he will go into his class lectures having a good foundation on which to build his understanding. We discussed the two divisions of the immune system, as well as the types of cells involved in each. Also, we talked about how specific cells interact to create an immune response when a person has an infection. We also discussed how immune cells that are self reactive are eliminated from the body. At the end we briefly discussed bacteria and some principles about their biology."
"We covered the fundamentals of nuclear chemistry (fission and fusion reactions) including half life calculations, behavior of unstable and stable isotopes, and stellar processes (generation of heavier elements from hydrogen thru iron and supernovae elements). We also discussed the stable element ratio curve and the nature of neutron to proton ratio and how it affects stability of nuclei. At the end of the session we covered nuclear reactors and how they function. I suggested the student should investigate Fukushima; how five reactors melted down four years ago and the continuing environmental impact of the disaster."
"Student and I went over circuits and rotational motion review today. I went over his work for his review guide, and we started going further into circuits to give him a head start on any upcoming lectures."