Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For the student's upcoming AP Bio examination, we covered the topics of bacteria vs. viruses, genetic mutations, pedigrees, Mendelian genetics, and common autosomal/ sex-linked dominant/ recessive diseases and their mechanism. We are awaiting the grade of his lab that was turned in today. Again, he needs help with critical thinking in regards to putting concepts together and making connections to understand the whole picture. He memorizes individual facts well, but cannot grasp the larger implications. However, he now takes more time to think and provide his opinion regarding what he believes is the mechanism of action, versus just regurgitating the product."
"This was my first session with this student. I started with a review of atoms, molecules, ions, ionic compounds, and moles. We then went on to go over single and double displacement reactions, decompositions and combustion reactions. The student seemed to understand the reactions and stoichiometry very quickly once I went over some of the concepts with her and the use of her "train tracks" method."
"We reviewed for her exam tomorrow, including Fischer projections and order of reactivity for bases and acids."
"The student and I went over Geometry chapters 9-12 for his exam tomorrow. He seemed confident with the content and should do great on the exam. The last hour was spent going over the review packet again and going over the answers we got wrong. He seems proficient in the first few chapters."
"This was my final session of the year with the student. We spent much of the afternoon reviewing all topics for her final exam, which is Monday. The student was an absolutely wonderful student to have for the year; she is very bright and was extremely engaged in all the sessions we had this year."
"We covered redox chemistry, half reactions and balancing overall ones, reduction potentials to determine cell potentials, galvanic cells, decay and radiation problems, nuclear fusion and fission, as well as titration curves, pH and indicators."