Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over test corrections for all of his exams for the second semester. We were able to talk conceptually and qualitatively about most concepts from the second semester to begin to review for the final. He remembers a lot of the broad concepts, but forgot a few of the smaller things. We will use this as a starting point for the review."
"We reviewed her past final exams to prepare for her final and she was familiar with the material. We practiced several different problems and she seemed to become more confident. I think we made good progress and she was hopefully ready for her exam."
"We reviewed primarily for the AP test. We covered four very long AP questions from previous exams, that involved a variety of subjects including acid/base chemistry, general experimental design, and a variety of fundamentals."
"The student and I reviewed the subject matter from earlier in the semester, such as phase changes, states of matter, basic stoichiometry, limiting reactants and molar ratios. He seems completely confident in more recent material, and after the review very comfortable with work from the entire year. I wish him luck!"
"This was a light review session to convey some study and test taking tips and techniques to the student. We then discussed some key concept questions to solidify the material and get ready for tomorrow's final. I will provide a "morning-of-quiz" that he may like to take before going to class, just to get in the zone. He understands the material well, and is confident and comfortable with the problem types, concepts and applying his knowledge to answering questions correctly. For these reasons, I anticipate a high score for him on the final and in the class - and hope he's enjoyed learning biology as well! It's been a real pleasure working with and getting to know him. He has a hard working and dedicated attitude towards learning and is a confident and poised individual, which are commendable qualities."
"Today we mainly focused on biochemical pathways, particularly focusing on protein kinase cascades. The student wanted to go through her lecture slides, and I felt it'd be best to explain things conceptually starting with the overall meta-picture of a cell being like a factory and signal transduction operating with people making announcements aka "amplification," and then the transduction of the signal aka processes like "transcription and translation" to ultimately get the final product aka a new protein. From there we examined in detail the differences in products vs reactants when a protein gets phosphorylated and dephosphorylated. We also went over ATP and phosphate groups, ATP hydrolysis, and dynamic phosphorylation (definition and examples)."