Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"First session. Worked on the nervous system and parts of the brain. I left diagrams to quiz them on."
"The student and I worked through some pedigree and sex linked traits and how the progeny for a few generations works afterwards."
"The student's mother informed me of the challenges of the previous quarter and specific goals concerning grades and homework. We discussed the textbook and the direction of the class. A link to an electronic copy of textbook will be given, so I can work on material such as practice problems and quizzes. We discussed the future direction of material."
"The student continues to do well in biology. They are still covering the requirements of life. We covered parts of the brain. She needed help with remembering the names for the structures and their locations in the brain. Repetition seems to help with the more arcane terms. We will continue to work on this."
"The student did a great job on her last exam (81%, 7 points above the average). We went through some lecture slides about prokaryotes. We worked through concepts including transformation, transduction, conjugation, recombination, nitrogen fixation, and the evolution of anaerobes. Occasionally, she thought she was more comfortable with concepts than she actually was, so it was good that we got to go through a lot of material."
"The student didn't have any homework assigned that she wanted help with, so we continued our discussion of biology and what sorts of things she might be learning in the course. I also asked her to explain the lab she had done that week and provide a summary of the associated terms. We spent the time reviewing the different components of an ecosystem as part of her homework. I had her read several sections aloud with me and paused us to talk about parts that were confusing or that are important, to make sure she ended up understanding all the terms and how they are connected. She had a quiz today that she thinks went well, but we will review it together next week so that I have a sense of how her teacher writes assessments and so that we can correct any confusions right away."