Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we went over the difference between plant and animal cells, then functions of organelles. This was all in preparation for an upcoming test."
"We furthered studied for the exam which consists of cell theory, scientific theory, and structure of lipids, carbohydrates, and DNA. I believe the student is ready for her test."
"The student was focused on preparing for the upcoming exam, so we decided to concentrate on some of the practice problems dealing with enzyme kinetics. She had a very good understanding of the concepts, so we were able to move quickly through some of the basic problems dealing with the Michaelis-Menten Equation and the general interactions between a substrate and its enzyme. While she had the different formulas memorized, I emphasized that she be able to explain - using common terms - what these calculations meant. Through the course of our session, she was able to confidently explain the mechanisms by which enzymes work. She showed through the completion of the practice problems how a substrate is converted to a product over time, using the initial rate of the enzyme and the initial concentration of a substrate. We worked out various examples using the turnover number and the rate of catalysis. We ended the session with an in-depth discussion of how a lower Michaelis constant is indicative of a tighter binding and hence, a higher affinity, between the enzyme and substrate. We also discussed her planned approach for reviewing the lecture material before the upcoming exam."