Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we reviewed the three tests taken in the class so far. A lot of it is vocab the student hasn't seen in awhile, so he should make sure to brush up on it! I think focusing on development and the immune system will help out a lot."
"We went over the lectures for the student's exam, which is coming up this Tuesday. We went over details of the specific and innate immune responses to clarify details about phagocytosis by macrophages and dendritic cells, toll-like receptors (which act to recognize conserved pathogen molecular patterns), and the immune cycle (specifically, portal of entry)."
"Today, the student completed a homework assignment about vocabulary terms of plants and started to work on the final exam paper. This packet covers all of the topics that will be on the final exam; today we covered the scientific method, the parts of the cell, the parts of the brain, and the basic structure of plants. Overall, he did quite well today."
"The student was great! She is studying for her state biology exam right now. It covers a lot of material, so she asked me specific questions about the sections that she was confused about. Today we covered cell energy (photosynthesis and cellular respiration) and the basics of biochemistry. I think making flashcards would be helpful for her, because there is a ton of vocabulary that she needs to be familiar with. She also needs to remember what order things happen in (first is glycolysis, second is Krebs's cycle, and last is the electron transport chain). She said that my explanations of these topics and the supplemental charts and diagrams that I provided were helpful."
"Today, we reviewed waves. The student seems to still have some trouble with some of the basic concepts of waves. However, he is improving and I'm confident that with more practice he will understand these concepts better. We will continue to work on this."
"We started working on a review of the student's science project that is due soon. The student chose to study how global warming can affect a plant's growth rate (warmer temperatures affecting growth rate). I sat down with her and together we looked for sources that we could use in the initial research process to try and see if there were methods that we could replicate. The student seems very passionate about this topic, even if it may be difficult to replicate in four days' time. We will meet next week to develop her problem statement, and then work on her experimental design."