Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did really well on practice problems during our last two sessions. She got almost every question correct, and seems to be more confident in her test taking. Overall, she has made a lot of progress. I'm looking forward to seeing how she did on the state assessment!"
"The student did really well today. We started by doing a little bit of content review by going over crossing over and how it affects gamete genotype, then we went over some genetic probability problems. She had a good understanding of where the different probabilities were coming from (Punnett squares), but she had some issues choosing the correct probability formula to put them together. We went over a few of the questions she had missed on a quiz, and she was able to find her mistakes and correct herself. We then moved on to linkage mapping. We did a few practice problems, and by the end, she really seemed to get the hang of them. We determined that she was having difficulty isolating where the crosses were occurring, and we used a more visual method of solving the problem that allowed her to see the cross."
"The student had a problem set about adding and subtracting displacement and velocity vectors. He has not worked these types of problems for a few years, but was, as usual, quick on the uptake, and the session went very well. We agreed to meet for one or two sessions a week, at his request."
"The student had an upcoming test he was nervous about. We walked through problem sets that he had prepared. Topics dealt with electric forces and electric fields and charges."
"The student has a test coming up, so we reviewed the concepts that we went over in our last session. It mostly consisted of finding ways to convert between position, velocity, and acceleration. There are formulas involved with these processes, but he seemed to respond best to the graphical approaches to problems. We went through several practice problems, and by the end of it, he had a very good understanding of how the graphs of the various functions related to each other. He says he is doing fine in his calculus class so far, so we will likely focus on physics for the next few weeks."
"The student has an exam coming up, so we went over all of her lectures from class, and broke down the areas she was confused about. Overall, she greatly understood the material, and anything that was confusing at first, we were able to clarify by talking it out and presenting the topic from another perspective. Her motivation to learn the material made the session a great success. I suggested she continue to review the areas that she was previously confused about, and to really study the sections of the brain, since those are memorization driven."