Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We moved onto torque and rotational inertia. He still needs to practice on his own without help so he can see how all of the physics variables and quantities related and interact."
"Went over constant acceleration homework problems in preparation for an upcoming test. The student was able to do the free fall motion problems on her own after doing the constant a problems together."
"We mainly focused on Newton's three laws, their relation to each other, drawing free body diagrams, and tension problems. After reviewing the three laws and how to draw free body diagrams, I had the student apply those skills to example problems. Some of the practice problems were similar to those on her homework and worksheets, but some were also new. We reviewed the importance of drawing clear pictures and following a series of strategic steps to solve problems involving Newton's laws. I introduced a new strategy to the student and she knew that she would need to practice it a good amount herself. In fact, we decided she would need to prepare very well for her quiz on Tuesday. The material she is learning now is more difficult than what her class has covered so far and it requires consistent practice. She seems to recognize this. By the end of the session, I think she had a stronger understanding of Newton's three laws and how to tackle tension problems. What helped her was connecting the pictures she drew to the equations she would need to apply."
"We covered the material for the student's upcoming math test on graphing inequalities. Then we covered the material for his upcoming biology test on cellular respiration, and ended up going much further than the book required. He should do great on his next test. He also scored a 98 on his last biology test."
"For neuroscience, we went over the sleep pattern in the human body, and the biological activity and the physiological activity in the human brain, and also circadian rhythm. The student did well with some major concepts, and I helped him with diagrams. He reviewed with me and was quite clear in the concepts. His attitude was quite positive at the end of the session."
"We went over cell communication and the cell cycle tonight. I had some diagrams of unlabeled figures for different signaling molecules in cell communication that I had the student go through and label. I also had questions prepared on both chapters that she may see on her exam. We also went through an entire PowerPoint on mitosis. I encouraged her to go with her gut feeling on a question because she would know the answer but change it at the last minute. I also sent her a study guide for both mitosis and meiosis for her to go over tomorrow before her exam on Tuesday."