Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We began the session by discussing the most recent lectures so that I could determine how to apply the questions from problem set #5 to our review. The material covered in the lectures and in the lab sessions seemed to align well with the problems, so we first worked towards full understanding of crossing-over events following chromosomal inversions. I was able to show her how to work out these problems using diagrams on the whiteboard, and she was able to take notes on this and determine how different types of crossing-over events would have different outcomes after meiosis. The final questions concerned chromosomal rearrangements and crossing over, X-chromosome inactivation, tetraploid arrangements, genetic mapping, semi sterile test-crosses, and hybridization. She took each question slowly and we were allowed time to thoroughly discuss each concept within the context of each particular question. We also agreed to meet the next day to go over more review questions for the upcoming exam."
"Today we prepared for the student's biology test on macromolecules. We went over the four different kinds of organic macromolecules: their structures, their functions and examples. I used a website which models molecule structure to help her visualize the macromolecules more effectively. We discussed enzymes, their functions, and how pH and temperature affect catalytic reactions. It was a good session."
"In the beginning so the session the student read over the slides about various animal phyla. He has a test scheduled for Friday, so for the reminder of the session I tested him. Most of the information involves memorizing. At first he didn't remember most of the information, but by the end he had a much greater grasp and memory of the animal phyla."