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Independent research projects and detail-ridden exam papers can build upon the already convoluted basis of molecular biology, requiring students to apply their understanding of these processes through practical methods. Choosing the correct antibodies or fluorescent tags is essential not only for points on an exam, but for saving money in a real-life laboratory environment. The advanced nature of molecular biology classes often means that education and application of concepts occur simultaneously. Being confident in your knowledge of laboratory procedures and principles is as essential as knowing the actual foundations of biological processes themselves.
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Recent Molecular Biology Tutoring Session Notes
The student and I reviewed homework questions in preparation for his exam. At the end of the session, we reviewed vocabulary and exam questions. The student mentioned that since our tutoring sessions, his grade has greatly improved.
We covered primarily GI A&P and finished out renal physiology. I covered ingestion and digestion as it relates to carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, and lipids. Pepsin is secreted by the chief cells in the stomach and activated by the presence of HCl. This helps to denature proteins and prepare them for processing in the small intestine. I discussed how various hormone are involved in initiating ingestion and facilitate digestion. We traced a molecule of food through the digestive track to study the anatomy. We briefly talked about hepatic blood flow while we were focused on covering pancreatic and hepatic involvement in digestion. No major concerns.
Today the student and I covered the information that is going to be on tomorrow's exam (viruses, bacteria, and archaea). I had her go through her notes explaining them in her own words, which she did very well with. We went through the review questions as well, which she did wonderfully on, as well as some review of the lytic and lysogenic cycles that we covered last week (which is on tomorrow's exam). She seemed to have a good grasp on the material by the end of the session. I told her to finish up with the review questions at the end of the chapter and pointed out some diagrams which will be good for studying.
The student is preparing for her vocabulary quiz and test on biomedical technology. So for this session, we covered the content of her vocab quiz coming up. We went over vocab involving recombinant DNA technology, microarrays, gel electrophoresis, and a couple genetic diseases. She did pretty well the vocab. She struggled with the details of gel electrophoresis, recombinant DNA technology, and microarrays, but overall she picked it up pretty quickly. By the end of the session, she felt confident about the vocabulary words and we were even able to use the vocab quiz as a way to prepare for the upcoming test. She is doing well with this topic and I have no big concerns for her.
We reviewed more of the genetics material instead looking at some of the more complicated cases looking at sex-linked disorders, sex-limited, and sex-influenced along with issues dealing with nondisjunctions and crossing over. The student appeared to remember most of the material in broad strokes and could correctly and fully describe a concept. We would reason through his mistakes and also look for clues that could help him in the questions and terms if he ran into the same confusion on the exam. The next session will focus on evolutionary ideas so we left with the understanding there would be an application of broad concepts we had already covered in that next session.
The student and I meet this morning before class to review for her biology test today. We went over her Power Point handouts on population and community ecology and discussed all of the concepts. After, I quizzed her on all the topics. Overall she understands the material and hopefully that will translated into a good score on her multiple choice quiz today.