Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During the session, we prepared the student for his Genetics test on Monday. We spend most of the time going over the types of dominance, how to determine types of dominance from a word problem, and how to analyze crosses. We also spent a significant amount of time analyzing pedigrees. Finally, I gave him some practice testing material, which he did well on. He seems ready for the test."
"The student has just begun her week on genetics. We began by discussing alleles, genotype and phenotype, dominant genes, recessive genes, homozygous dominant and recessive, and heterozygotes. We discussed a few Punnett square configurations for Mendelian genetics. We then looked into incomplete dominance and co-dominance. Lastly we finished up her work packet; we discussed family trees and homozygous recessive back-crosses to determine unknown genotypes."
"The student and I spent the time doing a biology lab write-up, reviewing and correcting her geometry exam, and finishing her biology homework. She understood everything we did and I think her grades will begin reflecting this soon. She seems to be in good scholastic shape."
"Today's session focused on preparing for her upcoming test. We reviewed her packet of notes and went over some other material that I provided. She is very bright student and I know that she will continue to improve."
"We covered Electron transport chain, the Krebs cycle, glycolysis. We watched a video and the student answered most of the questions correctly. He understands the concepts in biology better when watching videos."
"We covered some of Chapter 15 which was gene expression and regulation. Then we went over her practice quiz to help study for her upcoming test. She knew a lot of the material, but has not memorized a lot of the information. Once I explain the concepts to her, she remembers and does well with the problems. Overall, she will do great ."
"The student and I reviewed for her test in evolution today by covering a wide range of questions ranging from population genetics to speciation and the origin of life. We worked with her text book doing the practice questions in the back and then I "quizzed" her when we did all of the questions. I expect that she will do well on the exam."
"In this first session, we introduced ourselves and then covered fetal pig organ structure and function in preparation for his quiz tomorrow. We reviewed the digestive, circulatory, respiratory and reproductive pathways in the pig, applying the organs' structure and function in our discussions. We then ended with a quiz I had made of the material, and clarified his questions of the material. I suggested several exam strategies as well, and noticed the student was feeling confident and enthusiastic."
"We covered material for the student's biology exam that focused on cellular respiration. She expressed interest in this material and seems to understand it very well. She has a good understanding of the processes and all of the components of the processes. Based on our sessions, I think she will do well on her exam."
"We covered DNA replication and protein synthesis. The student was good at understanding the system. We went over some of the material again for her exam. The student had a very positive attitude and seemed very interested in the material."
"Today we covered protist and fungi. We compared prokaryote to eukaryote, distinguished protist as single cell eukaryotes, and identified special features of protist cells. We classified different protist by source of nutrient and propulsion methods. Human diseases caused by protist and fungi were also identified."
"The first student and I went over properties of waves (amplitude and frequency) in relation to earthquakes. We discussed P and S waves and the differences between them, longitudinal vs transverse waves. Also went over the use of the reference table to determine arrival times of P and S waves, and discussed the mediums that P and S waves can travel through. The second student and I worked on a packet from school that covered the nervous and endocrine systems. I used graphics I prepared via PowerPoint presentations to augment the info from the packets. I broke down the parts of the central nervous system and the functions of each part. Went over what a reflex arc is and the neurons that make up a reflex. Also covered what neurotransmitters are and how they function."