Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is now covering wave mechanics. We discussed some vocabulary words that are necessary for working wave problems. We then reviewed the Doppler effect, which led us into some practice problems. We worked on some simple frequency, period, and velocity questions. The student had no trouble working through these problems but had a little trouble with directionality in Doppler effect questions. We agreed her next step should be to work on a couple more Doppler effect questions on her own."
"Went through redox, oxidation, reduction, oxidation numbers, half reactions, balancing equations with respect to electrons, the Nernst equations, the galvanic cell, anodes and cathodes, calculating Gibbs free energy, Faraday's constant, and effects concentration has on direction of reactions. Student is doing exceptionally well and is very well prepared for every listen. She takes direction well and is hardworking."
"The student and I continued to go through sample tests. She still has to read her textbook chapters on transcription and translation, which are processes that she needs to understand in depth in order to do well on her test. I suggested she make a chart with three columns, replication, transcription, and translation, and under each category describe all of the different enzymes and sequences involved. There are many different things to memorize with this material, and sometimes its good to find a way to organize it and compartmentalize it in your head. We also discussed transposable elements and went through a 3 point test cross problem again. If she continues to study the material (especially transcription and translation), she should do well on the test."
"We reviewed concepts and composition of the circulatory system. We discussed arterial and venous anatomy, as well as portal, fetal, and cerebral circulatory systems. This was in preparation for her quiz later today, and the student feels confident that she will do well."
"During our session, he continued preparing for his lab exam on the bones of the human body (which is going to be next Tuesday). He has done a good job of memorizing and understanding where the bones of the skull are. The student will benefit from memorizing the terms important to remembering the anatomy of bones (exs: process, foramen, facet, condyle, etc.). He has a better grasp on the axial skeleton, so he will need to spend more time between now and his exam focusing on the appendicular skeleton."
"During this session, the student and I discussed the following: Hemicolectomy, Irritable bowel disease, GI bleeding and the anatomical reference, and cancer staging (pathology,imaging,nodules). It is and will always be a pleasure to tutor this student!"