Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over the questions I brought her and worked on the techniques to answer college level biology questions. We also went over parts of the next chapters and multiple choice questions. I gave her an assignment to read so that she would be better prepared for the next set of questions I will bring for us to work on."
"Reviewed aspects of Neurology with focus on brain function and the spinal chord. Devised details to all concepts provided in study guide. Segmented the four subareas of the spinal chord for the respective functions. In addition, we conducted an overview of comparing and contrasting the central and peripheral nervous systems. We also diagramed the lobes of the brain and their respective functions."
"Today we had a productive comprehensive review session dedicated to finals studying. We reviewed the concepts from the reproduction, genetics and evolution units, followed by completing practice quizzes and looking over old exams. The student is doing well in biology, understands the concepts clearly and is showing confidence when answering questions. He should continue checking his work on exams and read questions carefully to ensure he gets the best score possible on exams. We will continue practice problems and simulating the test, tomorrow during the final review sessions before the exam."
"We went over an exam of his. The topic was oscillations, waves, and springs. Most of his trouble stems from not being able to related the frequency of an oscillator to its mass, length, or spring constant. I explained how we define angular frequency and how to find it given Newton's second law."
"Yesterday, the student and I went over her notes for the previous week. They were on elementary steps of reactions and their corresponding rate laws as well as equilibrium constants. The student will be reviewing her notes from the semester so that during our next session we can start studying for the final."
"We started preparing for the student's final. Much of the focus is on applying the four basic mechanisms: SN1, SN2, E1, and E2. She needs practice determining the conditions that favor each mechanism. That will help organize her approach to most of the problems. We will work on that at our next session."