Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student seems to be doing better in writing notes. We went over the evolution chapters she had to know. There is usually a lot of material she has to know which means that she needs to spend more time making sure she is up to date with the class. I recommended that she go through the book and read main topics and definitions and then write in pertinent information alongside her class notes so that she can not only recover old material but keep it more fresh in her mind which can allow her to study with a better knowledge of the material at hand."
"During our time together, the student and I worked hard at completing his biology lab covering Mendelian genetics. By the end of the session, we completed the lab report and reviewed topics for his upcoming quiz covering these topics. It was a very productive session and I look forward to meeting with him again soon."
"The student and I reviewed her Biology review packet for a test coming up next week. We worked through each question without the use of her notes at first, and referring to them as needed. She occasionally had questions about the basic ideas being covered. However, once she understood the basic idea, she was able to take it a step further in her head. She asked me some questions that were more advanced than the teacher asked her to know at the high school level. I was impressed by her curiosity about the subject! I showed her the value of drawing complicated questions out on a separate piece of paper. I didn't leave her with any extra practice, but I suggested she engage in further practice and view animations about DNA structure and replication."
"We covered flatworms, roundworms, and annelids. The student had 2 worksheets to work on. We also went over a PowerPoint; 7 essential functions that all animals carry out; as well as what makes annelids more complex than roundworms, flatworms, and cnidarians. Afterwards, I quizzed him on the PowerPoint, and he did well."
"We went over the material and study guides for the student's population biology test tomorrow. He needed help with some of the assumptions and equations, so we discussed examples and the differences, made flashcards, and practiced some of the concepts. I think that he will be more confident on the exam. We will meet again next week in preparation for the final exam week."
"The student and I spent a little time working on English vocabulary for the quiz this Friday, and then we spent the bulk of the session review the ecology terms and key concepts from earlier in the semester in preparation for the final. We discussed the importance of examples in ecology and how test questions are rarely completely theory based, so when he is studying, he'll keep in mind examples for the ecology terms. We also discussed test strategies and how to start preparing for finals."