Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we established a plan to cover material and concepts through March and then transition to test taking strategies and practice during April. Once the plan was established, we dove into foundations of nucleic acids, DNA, and RNA as a whole. We discussed the process of DNA Replication and the enzymes needed for that to occur. We also discussed the process of transcription and modification. The student was able to take the information I gave her and apply it when I would quiz her with questions. She is quick to pick things up and learn ideas. She was also able to see some patterns in the material and could explain it to me."
"We went over her homework that she had finished up which is due tomorrow. We went over her answers to check them for accuracy and discussed how we might set up her analyses for her next assignment. She will be starting this and, specifically, she will be computing a correlation matrix for the next time we meet."
"Today the student and I went over some aspects of the weather. We went through his textbook and highlighted some of the various aspects of the weather including, the wind, currents, insulation, two point, humidity, barometric pressure, isotherms, isobars, and topographical maps. His main concern is that his teacher crafts his tests In a way that is not conducive to his learning and tries to trick students on technicalities. My solution for this is to highlight key important phrases in his text and make a review sheet with them. I will begin using the learning tools aspect of the website to help prepare him for the exams."
"We went through the last portion of the cell cycle which dealt with the phases of interphase, mitosis, the checkpoints, G0 and apoptosis. We then moved to proteins and I helped to guide the student's understanding from ribosome production and function of free ribosomes and RER, Golgi, and the secretion pathway. The student felt confident about proteins by the end of our session."
"We went through the student's latest exam. I realized she was answering questions on her exam before reading all of the options. I suggested she take her time and think about each one. She is willing to do her work."
"We worked on decoding DNA sequences, as completed more worksheets on protein synthesis, and discussed translation and transcription. I left some flashcards for the student to review as well. Next time, we will go into the details of protein synthesis, which will likely be the last lecture in this chapter. I'll begin putting together some review work to cover everything from the beginning to prepare for when classes start. The student is doing very well, as he is enjoying this subject, which is wonderful to see."