Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on an evolution and population genetics problem set. She later took an exam on which she scored 90%."
"Covered rate laws and did practice problems to prepare for an exam. Again, he needs more practice but his knowledge of concepts is good. He was determined to practice and succeed. I again continued to show him how to keep an open mind while doing problems. I left him my chemistry book. I hope he does well on the exam, and I told him to contact me in case he wanted to ask me more questions in an email or phone call."
"We covered all of the subjects on the student's upcoming midterm. We finished the action potential lectures. The student also completed the neuroscience and tissue histology questions."
"We went over constant speed and an equilibrium force balancing problem using free body diagrams, first on an object on a flat surface and then on an incline. We also went over how to break up the force vectors into x and y components using trig and how to draw free body diagrams from word problems. We then went over normal force, friction force, tension force, and weight in these problems and determined which direction each one was facing based on the problem. The student was able to pick up the force components well. He should continue to practice drawing free body diagrams and be comfortable with the trig involved."
"We covered different types of macromolecules, their derivatives, and how they related to monomers and polymers. We specifically discussed the definitions and examples of monosaccharides, polysaccharides, lipids, nucleotides, nucleic acids, DNA, RNA, amino acids, and proteins. We did a lot of review and a practice quiz."
"Today we went over some more friction problems, and we did some equilibrium problems. The student's main concern today was with forces at angles, so we made sure to do a few problems with angled forces, as well as 2 problems with angled objects so that he got the hang of angled free body diagrams and decomposition of forces."