Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student did not have any problems in going over labs or class material, and the main purpose of our session was to consolidate information and check her understanding of cellular metabolism and photosynthesis. She plans to check in as needed for an upcoming session, most likely within the next 1-2 weeks."
"We worked on the second part of the student's assignment from last week. This week's portion involved reading values from Excel, and then creating and solving matrices of linear equations. We completed part 2A, and she needs to write out the equations for part 2B before she can translate them into a code. In preparation for that, we made a skeleton for part 2B. We will meet again on Friday morning if she still needs help."
"We prepared for the student's upcoming exam by reviewing the cytoskeletal system and Immunology. Specifically, we covered the composition and role of microtubules, intermediate filaments, and microfilaments. We also covered the roles of gap junctions, plasmodesmata, desmosomes, and tight junctions. She seems to have a good understanding of these concepts. We then reviewed the Immunology we learned yesterday, but elaborated on plasma cells and cytotoxic T cells. We finished the session by discussing her online assignments."
"The student and I went over the requirements of a report that was based on a lab completed in class, covering position v. time, and velocity v. time graphs. He had a couple of minor questions about the procedure but was prepared to complete the assignment. We then practiced several force resultant problems that we had already covered previously."
"The student had to complete an art project in physics. He had to use at least 7 parabolas to create an image. He and I decided to create a basketball. I showed him how to plot parabolas in google spreadsheet and how to adjust the parameters so the figure looked the way he wanted it to, then he redid the drawing by hand. He had not been taught how to use Excel to create graphs, so he found the lesson very informative."
"The student and I checked his homework. We then finished the transcription lecture and completed most of the mutation lecture. I emphasized the effects of mutations in the division of cells and the timeline for DNA repair."