Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, we covered plant reproduction. The student was very receptive to information and practice. In this session, we reviewed the material and completed practice questions. I will be sending him extra resources and practice."
"We covered the student's study guide for his test on Wednesday - meiosis, probability and Punnett squares, principles of dominance, nucleotide structures, blood type Punnett squares, natural selection, base pair rules, karyotype and chromosomal mutations, transcription, translation, decomposers and steps of food chain, transcription and translation. We did a number of Punnett squares this session and left time for review."
"The student did a great job in today's lesson. We went over the chapters that her teacher assigned her to learn for next class, focusing on population ecology. We went relatively quickly, and she retained every bit of information that I taught her by the end of the lesson. We also discussed future meeting dates. As always, she is a joy to work with. I will also note, I have seen a large improvement in her scientific self-confidence and reasoning since we began working together."
"We went over chemistry in calculating the mass of hydrate/ anhydrate and some heat calculations. The student had good attitude toward the material and did well with the concepts."
"Today, the student needed help with understanding concepts in molecular biology. She said she had been trying to read the lecture material in an attempt to complete her study guide but felt overwhelmed by the information and it found it hard to understand. We went through each question on her study guide and related concepts simultaneously, and this helped her solidify the concepts. I recommended that she read through the textbook, focusing on the bold terms and how they connect to each other conceptually if she finds the lecture material too complicated to follow."
"This week's session focused on the different body systems such as circulatory, endocrine, etc. We started by doing a quick overview of all the systems and how they are all connected; no one system works independently. We then focused on the endocrine system by going over all of the glands and the chemical signals they produce. We then looked at how these signals can affect many other cells in the body and cause a reaction to an imbalance of the body's homeostasis. We then briefly touched on the immune system. We looked at the different white blood cells and their specific jobs. We also looked at how the immune system can be an enemy within by attacking various organs causing autoimmune diseases as well as allergies. Next week we will look at another body system."