Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered protist and fungi. We compared prokaryote to eukaryote, distinguished protist as single cell eukaryotes, and identified special features of protist cells. We classified different protist by source of nutrient and propulsion methods. Human diseases caused by protist and fungi were also identified."
"Student 1 - Went over properties of waves (amplitude and frequency) in relation to Earthquakes. Discussed P and S waves and the differences between them, longitudinal vs transverse waves. Also went over the use of the Reference table to determine arrival times of P and S waves. Also discussed the mediums that P and S waves can travel through. Student 2 - Worked on a packet from school that covered the Nervous and Endocrine Systems. I used graphics I prepared via PowerPoint presentations to augment the info from the packets. Broke down the parts of the Central Nervous System and the functions of each part. Went over what a Reflex Arc is and the neurons that make up a reflex. Also covered what neurotransmitters are and how they function. Used Lock and Key analogy to describe their function."
"In this session, we reviewed the new unit, viruses. As per our last discussion, the student started taking notes in a different way, which proved to be helpful and aided his engagement. We discussed the concept and structure of a virus, its proliferation method and life cycles, and real-life applications such as vaccinations and the AIDS epidemic. The new note-taking style he has employed has made a big difference in our ability to effectively utilize time to go over these topics more succinctly."
"The student and I discussed cell theory, organelles and cell structure, active and passive transport, and differences between prokaryotes and eukaryotes. She was very willing to learn and really motivated to understand the concepts. She asks lots of questions and is really understanding in learning the concepts and not just memorizing. We went over the readings and talked through the concepts. I advised her to look up videos of the functions of the organelles to make it easier. After I explained endosymbiosis to the student, I asked to explain it to me. She did wonderfully! That was a win."
"We went through animal kingdom and I asked him several questions to make sure he understands the different characteristics of this kingdom. Then we went through plant kingdom and reviewed that to make sure he understood it. He was able to answer all of my questions. We also covered the review questions at the end of each chapter. Then we went through geometry and we covered the perpendicular lines and their properties and angles."
"This session we continued to review for the student's exam. We covered biological macromolecules: carbohydrates, lipids, DNA/RNA, and proteins. She understands the basic concepts. I provided notes for some of the chapter topics to model good note taking and to show her how to identify the most important facts for each topic. She needs to work on being open to learning the fundamentals and accepting information as it is presented to her. I reminded her we can go in depth at a later time. She is engaged in the material."