Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"For this session, we worked on review for his final exams. We covered ecology, cell function/structures, genetics, and scientific methods."
"We finished reviewing the second unit of material. We reviewed teacher slides on 4 main types of biological molecules, polymer chemistry, and the importance of water in biological chemistry."
"Today was a review day for the final. We covered half of the final material including Biochemistry and Macromolecules. We also covered the cell unit. We answered some old questions and quizzes."
"We studied for the student's upcoming biology test that is focused on genetics, with emphasis on non-Mendelian patterns of inheritance. This includes knowing the difference between genes and alleles and several patterns of gene and allele expression. The concept she has the most trouble with is remembering that non-functional proteins are produced by recessive alleles. She had some empty slots left, and I asked her to text me with any questions! She has an easy time understanding confusing subjects as long as they are explained clearly."
"The student received a 38/40 on her quiz on DNA replication, which she was very proud of, and rightfully so! We spent our time going over some of the basics of transcription and translation, essentially covering the central dogma of molecular biology. With transcription, we made sure to draw parallels and differences with DNA replication. We talked about post transcriptional processing, and export of the mRNA out of the nucleus and into the cytoplasm, where it is then translated on ribosomes into proteins. She seemed to have an excellent handle on the information, but she still needs to practice to make sure that she retains everything we went over."
"The student was preparing for a quiz tomorrow in biology. He just finished a unit on ecology so we went through a study guide that was provided. He was able to explain most of the concepts and had a solid understanding of a lot of the material. His main issue was wish remembering specific terms and key words, but after going through the questions twice the words came more easily to him. He is extremely bright, and seems genuinely interested in the material he's learning in school."