Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We finished the cardiovascular section by reviewing the different cardiovascular, respiratory, and metabolic adaptations take place in response to exercise. Then we moved on to thermoregulation. We talked about ways to lose heat- convection, conduction, evaporation, and radiation. We also talked about the many ways that humans can become overheated, and how thermoregulation is a delicate balance between heat loss and heat gain. We discussed why exercising in a hot, humid environment is particularly dangerous, and discussed the various forms of heat illness- heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke."
"We began today's session by finishing up metabolism with proteolysis, essential nutrients, and vitamins. We then went into and completed chapter four, which covered the movement of molecules across membranes. I thought she took very well to the concepts of molecular movement, which is especially great because the content of this chapter is so important to human physiology. We will meet again on Wednesday to complete her worksheet and quiz, and hopefully dive into the next chapter."
"Today, the student and I moved on to discussing the blood. We duly dealt with this concept, although it took a while to clarify all the necessary terminology. The rest of the session ranged over subjects like serum, hemoglobin, etc., and various pathologies of the blood, such as anemia and sickle cell. Some portion of that time was also spent on study strategies for the student. Here, we decided the best course of action would be to focus first on the test bank questions, and only move to the book after the test bank had been mastered."
"During this session, the student and I reviewed for her physiology class. We went over the twelve cranial nerves from lab. We also reviewed the cardiovascular system, by reviewing her notes from class and by reviewing the topics in her book."
"The student took her first test last week. She reports that it was surprisingly easy and that she feels very confident in her grade. We spent this session working through her most recent lecture material, osmosis and acid/base balances. We discussed the different types and causes of some common imbalances and speculated on possible physiological adjustments in each case."
"The student and I worked on electro and cardiac physiology throughout our entire session. She needed help reviewing ECGs and understanding how they work and how to interpret them. We will be meeting again on Monday to work on cardiac physiology and ECG physiology and to review her class PowerPoints and break down the slides."
"We covered the cardiovascular system and the pulmonary system. I helped explain the cardiac cycle, neurotransmitter binding, and the basic features of the gas exchange. We also reviewed her old tests, and I provided some physiology questions, as well as reviewed her test book questions."
"At the students request, I looked over her essay for her public health class. She relayed to me that her professor believes that her writing is "not scientific enough." Most of my revisions involved making her sentences more concise and less passive. I also helped her with the format of her essay by moving some of her content around for greater cohesion. I asked her to email me her finished product before Thursday so I can look at it again."