Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed polynomials and functions for her test. We did a worksheet together that was due before her exam."
"We went over the student's online quiz and I explained each question to her. She is definitely understanding the material much more! The student continues to be attentive and engaged."
"Very good session. The student has an exam in two weeks, so we were going over all the material that will be tested, as it is a large exam. We addressed the lysogenic vs. lytic cycle in virus reproduction, as well as the idea of using reporter genes such as GFP to study transfection and transformation biological science topics. We spent a lot of time going over four levels of regulation for gene expression: transcriptional, post-transcriptional, translational, and post-translational. These areas, in addition to the use of tRNA, amino acids, and the degeneracy of the DNA code during translation seemed to be the topics that need the most practice (understandably since they are not simple concepts). However, at the end of the session, I feel that we had made very good progress. She told me that she has a B as an in-term grade for this semester, and that she is quite happy with that grade."
"Today I met with the student at his home and we were able to get a lot accomplished. We utilized our time by organizing his binder and notebooks. We took each paper and organized them into labeled dividers and threw away pages that were trash. We then spent the rest of our time reviewing his science material (respiratory and circulatory systems) and mathematics material (solving problems with inequalities)."
"The student and I covered Mendelian genetics, including cell cycle, gene expression, and regulation. We reviewed practice AP questions, questions from the textbook workbook, and a review of concepts. We briefly covered photosynthesis, and I am going to send a few PowerPoint presentations to him to review this and cellular respiration before his final tomorrow. On a side note, he is one of the more prepared students I have ever tutored. He is well prepared for his test tomorrow."
"Today the student did her algebra 2 homework. We then began to review for a chemistry test that she has coming up next Wednesday. We worked our way down the study guide through the topics that will be on the test."