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...of college for the Biology Department at my university. I ran weekly tutorial sessions for students taking Genetics. Then, after my junior year of college, I also began working for the Physics Department as an exam proctor and weekly quiz grader for the General Physics I & II courses. I was also available for tutoring for students taking the course. I really enjoy working with students of all different learning styles and creating a plan...
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This session was mostly a review of the worksheet given by his teacher for the test. The student has really absorbed the material I've been teaching him and is much better at reading the problem carefully and knowing when to use what genotypes/phenotypes as are necessary to the problem. He was very comfortable doing almost all of the worksheet. The only thing I suggested he study more was the difference between incomplete dominance and co-dominance. In relation I suggest to study how it affects resultant phenotypes, as it's easily confused between the two. If he can study and clear up that part, he should be in great shape for his test.
Today the student and I reviewed the female reproductive cycle (with emphasis on the hormones involved), gametogenesis, and action potentials in nerve cells. We went over how she studied for the test she took two weeks ago, and she said she felt a lot better about how she has been studying.
In our session, we worked primarily on DNA. The student and I went over the history of DNA - the discoveries that lead up to our current knowledge of DNA structure and function. He completed several worksheets on both this historical knowledge and DNA structural knowledge. He seemed to understand this material very well, and didn't have trouble with the worksheets at all. I then checked over some geometry problems he had previously completed.
The student and I studied for her biology quiz tomorrow on the digestive system. We reviewed the presentation and accompanying videos. We also took three short quizzes online. She did a great job and was comfortable with the information. Afterward, we reviewed her book for English. Since information retention seemed to be a difficulty, we began a project that will summarize each chapter, identify character development and assist her in making predictions for the following chapter(s). I think it will really help her remember what she reads. She did a very good job!
We reviewed and outlined the section in her book on the digestive system. We reviewed her notes and went through each organ of the digestive system and it's functions, and important enzymes and location. At the end of the session I asked questions and the student was able to answer all the questions. We also discussed how to study for her test.
The student and I reviewed the material for his biology quiz. We went through his lecture notes, and the student filled in the blanks as we went. First, I explained the notes and covered the topics of the discovery of DNA as the genetic material, the composition of DNA, DNA replication, and the proteins involved in replication. Then, I asked the student questions about the material and we further reviewed topics he did not understand. Lastly, I defined key terms and drew diagrams detailing DNA replication.