Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed the topics from last session. I had her explain the three stages of cellular respiration to me. After, we drew them out together to make sure that she understood all the details. After this session, she understood why we use fermentation (to replenish the NAD+ that can be used to create a small amount of ATP during glycolysis, which does not require oxygen). We did not review photosynthesis, but she assured me that she understood this topic for her exam this upcoming week. In geometry, we went over the same topics as last time, but only spent about 30 minutes on this. We did do a few difficult problems together, so that she could begin to recognize the patterns that occur in proofs. She did this very well. I also recommended that she look over the proof when she completes it, to make sure every step is related to the one directly proceeding, so that she does not skip steps or put them in an illogical order."
"We went over a lab report involving osmolarity and covered these topics with specific regards to the questions being asked about organismal biology. Also, I helped the student go over a journal article assignment."
"Student needed the most help with his biology so we focused on helping him study for his exam on Friday. After looking at all of the info to be covered, I helped him do an overall review and also gave him a list of subjects he should focus on studying for his test. I think he sometimes loses focus by the end of his sessions, but his math wasn't giving him trouble this week, so that's good. I think the best tactics to help him learn is repeated exposure and more thorough explanations of biology concepts."
"We covered basic genetic information for test 3. The material covered DNA replication, transcription, and translation."
"We completed an ecology worksheet that was about physiological, behavioral, and structural adaptations."
"This was our introductory session, where we discussed test-taking strategies and tips for obtaining the best possible grade in her course. I gave my advice as to the best possible manner to approach her exams given the information I was provided with (as per the types of questions which appeared on her first exam). We lightly discussed actual course material and planned the strategies and format of our future sessions."
"Covered and reviewed DNA replication, mitosis, scientific studies on yeast and their impact on discovery of genes and chromosomes. Another great session!"
"We focused on metric conversions and basic lab definitions in preparation for a quiz/test this week."
"The student had biology homework on mitochondria and chloroplasts. He is supposed to get a copy of his algebra schedule before next week. He is doing well in algebra."
"Cellular respiration: glycolysis, Krebs cycle, electron transport chain, and chemiosmosis. Also discussed the parts of a leaf and its functions in photosynthesis."
"The student and I spent some time working over geometry and biology. We worked through the light and dark reactions of photosynthesis, which he got through on the very first try of reviewing. We also worked on finding the shortest distance between two points when touching a line first. After working through a few of those problems, he was set. We then reviewed his states and capitols for a quiz on them all."
"Today we finished a biology take-home quiz and put the final touches on the student's bill for his government class. We also started his math homework and organized his binders."