Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, we continued natural selection, specifically talking about the different kinds of speciation, different theories on the origin of life, and analyzing selection graphs. We worked the most with the different theories on the origins of life, as her class did not cover this in depth. We continued the discussion of theories. She continues to be enthusiastic about learning Biology, and has found topics which interest her in the subject. She did additional problems from her book to practice this information. She recently received a 90% on a test as well!"
"We covered basic Evolution/Genetics in Biology. The student did not struggle with material and was enthusiastic in learning the material. I helped review a homework assignment in addition to learning new concepts such as the different types of natural selection."
"Today we began by discussing any changes or updates in classes, schedule, or schoolwork. The student had missed school yesterday to attend a funeral and had to take a test in biology today, so I took today's session as an opportunity to review biology while also reviewing study skills, note taking, and text book reading. The student took notes on his computer while I read out loud. I introduced him to the outline-type note-taking method with headings and subheadings, etc. He did that on the computer with my guidance while I read the biology textbook aloud. I pointed out important parts of the text to note (headings, first and last sentences, captions and diagrams, for example). He already knew about finding vocabulary (they are highlighted yellow in his text) and how to find the meaning by using context and the glossary. I suggested to him that reading the textbook and taking notes on it will supplement listening in class and going through his teacher's printed PowerPoints. I was very pleased that he had read a little of the book of short stories he checked out last Thursday. The student is a capable reader with good comprehension and ability but that he needs to build his speed. The best way to do that is by reading more, aka, practicing. Some goals for next time we discussed (and probably will continue to discuss): 1. put his name, the date, and the subject on all papers 2. file all papers in the appropriate folders 3.write down his assignments in his plan book 4. read 5. read his textbooks."