Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This week, the student and I began talking about microorganisms, including plasmids. She struggled most with the laboratory techniques of making recombinant plasmids, and we discussed this more in depth. We will be watching a video next week to help us visualize this. I will bring study strategies with me next week."
"We worked on one lesson from his physics class. He told me that his teacher has them mostly learn on their own and in groups from applets, videos, and experiments. We discussed transverse vs. longitudinal waves, speed of sound through different media, and how to calculate frequency and period of a wave."
"Topics: In this session we reviewed reaction kinetics and completed practice problems for finding rate of change, rate law expressions, reaction orders, integrated rate laws, half-life, and collision theory. We also began reviewing bond types, Lewis structures, and polarity."
"We are working on the student's upcoming test. He has gained a better understanding of the material as we have progressed from our original session. He is able to visualize the concepts much faster and is able to manipulate the equations with ease."
"The student has a test Monday on cellular respiration and photosynthesis. We primarily reviewed photosynthesis today, although we did go over a basic comparison of the two. We reviewed pigments, the light reaction and the Calvin cycle, C4 and CAM plants, and chloroplast structure. We also reviewed electron transport chain and chemiosmosis."
"This was our last meeting before the student's last midterm. We went over her newest homework assignment, which covered further topics in electrochemistry as well as reaction kinetics. The professor didn't spend much time on kinetics, so we focused there and solved problems involving order of a reaction, reaction constants, and rate laws. She seems very solid on problem-solving with electrochemistry problems, which is probably the hardest part in this unit, so I think she is very prepared for her upcoming test on Tuesday."