Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"I went over the information on vertebrates in the student's study guide. We covered the general characteristics, respiratory, circulatory, reproductive, and nervous systems in bony fish, amphibians, reptiles, and birds. I provided some practice questions for characteristics of bony fish."
"The student and I discussed generalized anatomy of humans and other organisms. We discussed equilibrium, Musculoskeletal system, CNS, and GI system. We discussed the importance of each system and how it relates to evolution and the ability of organisms to survive. Questions were asked of him during the session, which he answered correctly."
"Today we reviewed breathing and cellular respiration for the student's upcoming quiz on Monday. She made a diagram of the respiratory system. We discussed the concept of gas exchange in the alveoli, the importance of oxygen, and the role of concentration gradients in gas exchange. She learned the importance of hemoglobin, the molecule that transports oxygen in the blood. She also answered homework questions on diffusion, osmosis, endocytosis, exocytosis, and ways that cells carry large and small molecules."
"We went over chemical solubility, biology evolution, and bacteria and archaea bacteria. The student was not struggling. We increased his understanding toward the material. He had a good attitude toward the session."
"We went through all of the material covered since the last test that will be the majority of the questions on the final exam. We discussed as much as we could about each questions, and I came up with questions to ask the student as we were going through it. He seemed to be doing pretty well with a lot of the information. He has his final exam on Tuesday, so this was our last session for this course."
"During this session, the student and I reviewed material for his upcoming exam on genetic mutations. These included gene level and chromosome level mutations (point mutations, addition, deletion, frameshift, translocation, and inversion). After this material, the student and I went through a review of most of his characterization worksheet, skipping questions specific to the book he is supposed to be reading. For homework, the student is to read the book "Mostly True Story of a Part-Time Indian" and start his dialectic journal. He will need to read this before we can work on the remainder of the worksheet and his journal. Overall, the student was alert and engaged with me the entire session. His grades show that we need to spend more time on history and English. We will continue to work on this next session."