Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed conversion of units and quantities, relationship of F and C scale with change of phase, implication of temperature on organisms, examples of thermophiles, and use of sulphur vs. carbon for energy cycle."
"We worked on genetics problems, such as Punnett squares and probability. She had most trouble with dihybrid cross probability, but after lots of practice she could complete problems very quickly."
"The student has a test on Tuesday, so we went over half of the material. We did some practice problems and explained the main concepts."
"The student and I finished ecology, animal behavior, and biotechnology. Ecology and animal behavior were mostly memorization of pertinent vocabulary - something she does very well! We spent sufficient time talking about polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and gel electrophoresis. She learned how to interpret DNA gels for crime scenes/ paternity tests. We also covered photosynthesis and began glycolysis cellular respiration. It was a pleasure meeting her dad. He shared that the student said biology might even be fun."
"We reviewed one of the student's quizzes and went over the questions she got wrong. We went over the concept of X-linked inheritance and trait carrier. We went over calculations to determine the frequency of genotypes and individual alleles on homogeneous populations. She seems to understand all of the concepts well and performed well in her last quiz. In addition, we reviewed a few phrases in Spanish in preparation for her exam. She will do some more practice reviewing the sentences she'll be asked in the exam and practicing the conjugation of various verbs."
"The student has a final coming up in a couple weeks so we went over the study guide for the test that his teacher provided. We covered every single concept and had a great review session. The student understands concepts really well but has trouble with recall unless there are a lot of hints and suggestions. His tests are multiple choice so I'm confident he'll be able to find the right answer out of listed choices, and we will work to improve recall in the next session. He did well on his test from last week."