Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, we worked on the student's algebra video. She is learning relationships between terminal angles. She had a pretty good understanding on this subject and got 100% on her quiz. We spent the rest of the session working on her paper for biology. She has enough sources. She should be able to get a good outline before our next meeting."
"Today we reviewed the skeletal system first through an interactive lesson, and then through practice problems, review quizzes and homework worksheets. Specifically, we covered the skeleton organization, bone composition and types of bone and joints, and disorders of bone/joints. These are all topics discussed in the student's class and the course notes, so I am confident he will be well prepared and ready tomorrow when school starts again. I was very happy with his near perfect result on the practical lab from earlier this month and look forward to more future successful study sessions these next few weeks."
"We prepared for a quiz on prokaryotes: Monera (archea and eubacteria). It was a rather intense session because it wasn't really a review of the material but more of a lesson. We did however completely through it."
"The pupil and I started a new topic, metabolism, during this session. We toggled between the first lecture and the essay question on metabolism for the next exam. As we moved through the various topics -- potential vs. kinetic energy, exergonic vs. endergonic reactions, chemical reactions in a cell, etc. -- we transferred notes to her essay question. Thus, when we have finished all of the sections of the essay question, she will have all the correct information at her fingertips to start practicing writing it out in full sentences. We also made a list of flashcard topics. We went over a lot of information, but she felt confident with the material. We agreed she would finish the rest of the question on her own, and we would go over her answers in our next meeting."
"We covered respiration, the cardiovascular system, and questions from previous tests. The student had a positive attitude toward the material."
"We went over the concept of fungi and the phylum under it. We discussed the characteristics of each phylum and also talked about the forms of sexual and asexual reproductive cycles of fungi. It is advisable to have a lot of flashcards and also write notes while studying."
"The student and I reviewed concepts in ecology and the differences between communities and populations. We also compared and contrasted biotic vs. abiotic environments and parasitic vs. symbiotic relationships between different living systems in a community. He had an exam this past Friday on this material so tonight's session was basically a review of the material he had already been tested on."
"The student and I covered genetics and evolution. He has an exam coming up, I told him that he should have a good rest before he tries to study and go over his study guide."
"Covered meiosis with the student, which he seems to understand very well. Also found non-mendelian problem set and helped him complete it."
"Today's session was a continuation on botany that was started last week. I brought in some leaves and flowers so that the student could practice to identify the major parts and notice the differences between them. I also gave her a few articles on the chemical processes that all plants go through along with some handouts to aid her in noticing differences between monocots and dicots. We also discussed how starting next week, we will begin to prepare for her final exam by taking the semester in small sections so that she is not cramming just before the exam."
"During this session, we kept working through his study sheet for his test coming up. We reviewed concepts of evolution and classification of living things. We reviewed some evolution concepts, and he understood the classification material very well. We focused on differentiating between the different kingdoms using specific properties such as number of cells and mobility. It was a lot of material, but he understood it well. We then used the last few minutes to review RNA transcription and translation."
"Today we reviewed Punnett square and Mendelian laws. We also focused on how to analyze and read a pedigree. We spent most of the class solving many practice problems that I provided her with. These problems focused on pedigree problems."