Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered part 3 of her review book dealing with ideal gases. She had a few questions about her classes that I helped clarify. However, the majority of the session was doing practice AP problems for the section. She is very intelligent and knows the chemistry very well. This was a great session."
"Today we had an hour long session, so we were able to have an extensive review, as well as focus on some new material. To begin the session, we had a pop quiz about protein digestion in the stomach. She answered most of the question correctly, but needed a bit of a reminder about the enzymatic digestion. Next, She guided me through protein synthesis from ingestion to the liver. We reviewed what the liver can do with amino acids and played hangman to figure out "protein" synthesis. We then switched gears and talked about her hypothesis in more detail, discussing organic chicken containing more essential amino acids than conventional chicken. For next time, we are going to talk more about conventional chicken and why it might have more collagen than organic chicken."
"The student started working on simple harmonic motion in school. He is showing good signs of improvement with the questions we are going over. He seems to understand rotational kinematics well but I think practicing how they relate to simple harmonic motion will be useful."
"This was the last meeting the student and I had together before his biology test. We spent the majority of the session reviewing the information that we knew would be on the test, such as cellular respiration, photosynthesis, DNA replication, transcription, translation, and several applications of biotechnology like PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA fingerprinting, etc. We also discussed several test-taking strategies to help him if he encounters questions that he is unsure about. He seemed very prepared for the test, and he told me he feels more confident about this test than he did for his previous tests."
"We covered solution chemistry and stoichiometry from the textbook and his review packets. The student understood solubility well and was working the math-heavy stoichiometry problems efficiently. I asked the student to finish his review packet problems before I see him on Tuesday."
"We continued to discuss the student's lab practical. We rehearsed the blood flow and urine formation. We also rehearsed the circulatory system. The new organs included the sheep's brain and abdominal organs. We discussed location and functions of the sheep's brain and the abdominal organs. We practiced Chi-square problem from the previous lab practical. The student will go to his professor's office and ask questions regarding items missed on first practical on Tuesday during office hours. Tuesday's plan is for the student to review the respiratory system and functions for all other systems in preparation for Thursday's practical."