Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, we reviewed aspects related to molecular biology. This mainly pertained to the makeup of the molecules of life, such as nucleic acids, proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids and their characteristics. This included how they are formed. We also discussed the components of the lipid bi-layer, aspects of diffusion, and other things pertaining to molecular biology. She had a very good understanding of the material and used this session as a review in preparation for the AP exam."
"Covered the student's homework on angular motion for his test tomorrow. He says he feels more confident about his test."
"We briefly looked over the student's last test. He made an 88, which was higher than the class average. During this session we focused on the basics of covalent and ionic bonding, Z effective, and electronegativity. We also did some oxidation state problems. Then we reviewed how to name binary ionic compounds and binary compounds between two nonmetals. We discussed the importance of memorizing poly-atomic ions, and we also looked at nomenclature related to acids."
"We covered Mendelian inheritance and the predicted ratios, and then we covered pedigrees. The student was struggling with using the formulas and methods described by her professor. She was positive. We talked about strategies to tackle the different problems. I didn't provide any extra practice and there were no scores."
"We covered motion in 2D. The student was struggling with conceptualizing some of the problems and developing an approach. Her attitude was excellent however, and she tried to use some methods to solve the problems."
"We covered naming ionic compounds, acids, oxyanions, and covalent compounds. The student was struggling with the rules, memorizing polyatomic ions and applying these to naming. The student's attitude was hesitant and tentative. Though naming is very difficult because of all the rules, I gave her advice on making cards for her polyatomic ions and to practice naming over and over again. She was left with plenty of problems to work on that she could check with her teacher."