Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We were able to complete all the worksheets and the vocabulary guide during our session. The student really enjoys genetics and Punnett squares which really shows in her understanding of the subject. She is also doing better at making sure her homework is always turned in on time, which is helping her grade as well."
"The student is just starting a new chapter in her class and the chapter is all about photosynthesis. She already had a really great understanding of photosynthesis (her teacher was even making copies of her notes to give to the whole class). This allowed us to spend our time going over the more complex details of photosynthesis. We broke down the steps in the light dependent reaction and the Calvin cycle. We talked about how NADPH and ATP produced by the light dependent cycle are necessary for the carbon cycle. The student knew all the inputs and outputs of photosynthesis and we were also able to discuss why ATP is so important and how it carries energy. This chapter also tied together nicely with her previous chapter on diffusion and transport in cells."
"We covered the Hardy-Weinberg Principle and how to conduct a Chi Square Test. The student was struggling at first with getting started, but once we discussed how to find the allele frequency using the number of recessive phenotypes in the population, he was able to successfully solve for the number of homozygous and heterozygous dominant in the population, as well as know the p and q allele frequencies. I left the student to solve one last problem to practice with, to find the frequency of albinism from state of choice. In the previous session, we covered the concepts surrounding genetic engineering and the creation of vaccines. Additionally, we reviewed the process of cloning and mutations that are common in the molecular level."