Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In preparation for the student's exam on digestive and excretory systems this Friday, we covered a productive, good comprehensive review of both systems involving quizzes I created, learning tool practice problems, chart labeling for enzymes and pathways, and reviewing his classroom notes. I would recommend him to review specifically the pancreatic enzymes and the stomach enzyme (pepsin) or gall bladder enzyme, bile. Tomorrow we aim to solidify these concepts even further by more practice problems and quizzes. He is confident and comfortable with the digestive pathway, enzymes involved and the excretory pathway and steps and I think this session was helpful, productive preparation for his exam."
"We covered plant anatomy physiology and taxonomy. We went over stem and root structures along with their functions, type of veins, how plants grow, the anatomy of a leaf, major land plant groups (seed plants, gymno and angiosperms and mono and dicots)."
"Successful session. We went over bacteriophages, viruses, and cloning; creating charts and diagrams. We also went over the chapter review questions for Chapters 10 and 11. He struggled with staying on topic, and tends to focus on copying every detail of a diagram instead of copying the vital parts. Next session we will go over his exam if he gets it back."
"We covered a lot of information for the student's upcoming test, specifically a chapter on the cell. She actually had a pretty good grasp of the material and was an active participant during the session. We both saw that she was much better at grasping the material through visual representations, and she was able to get a lot of the review questions in the back in relation to it. I recommended that she draw out both cells (animal and plant) and write some information on each component in the cell."
"We covered genetics - DNA replication, transcription, and translation. She seemed a bit overwhelmed by the sheer volume of new material and its complexity, so I'm hoping with continued studying she will feel more confident. I suggested writing out the various processes as side-by-side lists to make sure she understands how they are different, then comparing the processes."
"We worked on mitosis and began to cover meiosis this lesson. The student is struggling to understand some class concepts. While he puts forth 100% effort during lessons, it can be hard to cover all of the material. We are scheduling some extra sessions to make sure he is fully prepared for his exam next week. I also recommended YouTube videos to supplement our lesson. I asked him to watch the video for cellular respiration so he is familiar with some of the terms and process before we begin our next lesson."
"Today was our first session together and we covered topics in flower structure and plant reproduction. We went over the student's homework assignment (due tomorrow) which consisted of about 14 definition and conceptual questions. She knew some of the answers already and used different sources to answer the question. After completing the homework assignment, we reviewed some strategies for preparing for her next test on Friday. Since the test will cover photosynthesis, I left some practice questions for the student and will follow-up with her mid-week with additional practice multiple choice questions. Since we will not be meeting again before her exam, we plan to communicate via e-mail and/or phone if she has any questions."
"Helped student with homework problems in biology text. Covered concept of punctuated evolution, endosymbiotic evolution of eukaryotes from prokaryotes (e.g. chloroplasts and mitochondria, DNA), cladograms, DNA & evolutionary influence on cladograms & Linnaeus"
"Covered DNA replication, historical discoveries of DNA, and DNA structure. We did multiple choice and essay questions in book."
"Today my client and I covered genetics. We discussed how to draw Punnett squares, replication of DNA chromosomes, etc. The student was truly positive toward the material we reviewed, he asked questions when he didn't fully understand something. I didn't leave him with any extra practice because he already has a study guide from class which he can spend time going over. He was very well prepared, I can tell that he spends some time studying on his own and going over the materials alone for he showed understanding of the material."
"The student had both a math and biology test to prepare for as well as homework. The homework we covered for biology was over the different classifications of species. She had a mini project over why a camel and dog would have mistakenly been categorized as similar species. Her math homework and her upcoming exam is over quadratic formula."
"We went through the rest of her lab. It was about population and Hardy-Weinberg principle. I explained how she has to solve each question and use the formulas to answer each question. I showed her how she has to use the information to determine allele and phenotype frequencies. She understood how to solve them. She is doing great."