Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We studied for the student's upcoming test on hearing, sound, work, and the seven types of energy. She had a pretty good recollection of the parts of the ear. She asked for more review on sound propagation, the characteristics of waves, and the definitions of each of the seven types of energy."
"In this session, we talked about some aspects of ecology and evolution that she asked to review. This included genetic drift, phenotypes and genotypes, speciation, bottlenecks, genetic variation, and other aspects related to these topics. We went over practice questions and also over her test over this material, and she seemed to have a good understanding of the topics after the session."
"Today, the student and I worked on her assignment from class which covered neurons, action potentials, neurotransmitters, etc. We spent some time going over that and talking about how signals propagate through nerves and the brain. We made good progress."
"We covered photosynthesis, discussed CAM, C4, and Photorespiration. I explained the differences between oxidative phosphorylation and substrate level phosphorylation, and hydrolysis and dehydration synthesis."
"We covered process flow diagrams and simple mass/mole balances. The student was having problems with what some of the questions were asking or how to set up what they were asking. He seemed to be relatively okay with the material and had only a few questions. We worked some problems together and worked on what sort of approach to use when given particular situations that are common for solving these types of problems. He has a quiz next week and has some material that he can send, so I can work some of the problems beforehand to help the session go more smoothly. I have not seen any grades or scores yet. He is a good student and believe he will be successful."
"We covered projectile motion practice problems. He struggled with remembering that the x and y components of motion are independent of each other, but after the practice problems it clicked. Since he did so well with the horizontally launched problems I introduced him to objects launched at an angle, and he understood it very well! He is currently at a B+ in the class. Let's see if we can get that A."