Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed DNA, RNA, PCR and other laboratory procedure today in preparation for the student's upcoming midterm. She is a very enthusiastic student and is eager to understand all topics inside out. She grabs on to the concept fast once explained and is confident in solving questions using what she already knows. I helped her to understand the bigger picture of the concepts by explaining the central dogma of genetics. We will continue to work on this."
"We spent this first session reviewing the student's science homework. First he needed to list fun facts about carbon and oxygen. We discussed the type of compounds that each can make, and how they function in carbon dating, the body, water (oxygen), carbon dioxide, and carbon monoxide. Next, we went through three sections in his textbook discussing atomic models throughout time, the parts of the atom, and the atomic number. His comprehension of the science concepts was very strong. He was interested in learning both what was in his textbook as well as the extra information that I provided."
"The student and I reviewed a quiz tonight that he recently took. He seemed to have a good outlook toward the problems he got correct and exhibited real insight into the questions he was unsure of (which I thought was more important). Since midterms are coming up, I really tried to emphasize test-taking skills that I thought would be important as well as letting him figure out the questions on his own. I see real progress being made."
"Today we went through last-minute questions that the student had before her final. We reviewed Newton's Gas Laws problems, momentum and impulse, and respiration. She has some more memorizing to do, but she has made a lot of progress. She also did an excellent job working the chemistry and physics problems."
"For this session, we covered every subject in his class except for Spanish. I reviewed his math homework over adding and subtracting negative numbers. He made a lot of simple mistakes involving the negative sign, though he still understands the concepts he's working with. For the majority of the session, we created a 3D model for biology. The model is made of Styrofoam and clay."
"Today was a deep dive into unit conversions and some really tough phase change equations. We worked through the 2nd problem on the student's problem set, which involved change in the melting point of ice due to added pressure. We were able to trudge through most of this, only having a sign that was opposite what it should be."