Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session we focused on the steps of meiosis and worked through a homework packet on this subject. We emphasized the importance of reductive division, crossing over, and independent assortment. We also talked about some of the disorders that can be caused by nondisjunction. This knowledge was put to use in analyzing karyotypes."
"During this session, we covered the process of muscle contraction and relaxation. I suggested for the student to write down the whole process in a list format. Once that was completed, we worked towards applying it to illustrations. He had trouble in the beginning of the session recalling some material, but his memory and thinking skills improved as time progressed! The sarcomere and its components were also discussed, which he was more familiar with. Upon completion of both subjects, he felt much more comfortable with the material. I asked him to study the material again before our next session so that he will be able to recall the information without reading from the list he created. I have noticed that with repetition, he has gained the information much more easily! I hope to see even more progress during our next session!"
"The student and I went over Lewis Dot structures and name of ionic and non-polar compounds. We briefly reviewed two of her past quizzes and went over rules and consistencies in naming various compounds. She also expressed that she was struggling with free response problems on the exams. We started going through some practice free response problems and discussed the possibility of meeting again on Friday before her exam on Monday. She will also ask her teacher for some practice free response problems or appropriate book problems to better prepare for the exam. This can be tricky material--great job!"