Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered some of Chapter 15 which was gene expression and regulation. Then we went over the student's practice quiz to help study for her upcoming test. She knew a lot of the material, and I encouraged her to make flashcards so she can work on memorizing the information. Once I explain the concepts to her, she remembers and does well with the problems."
"The student and I reviewed for her test in evolution today by covering a wide range of questions ranging from population genetics to speciation and the origin of life. We worked with her textbook doing the practice questions in the back, and then I "quizzed" her when we did all of the questions. I expect that she will do well on the exam."
"We covered cell theory; organelles and their function; and the evolution of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. I think the student was having trouble understanding how all the organelles tie into the bigger picture. She understood what each organelle does in a vacuum, but I wanted her to appreciate how each of their specific functions help the cell be an efficient machine. I told her how to write notes for biology by trying to find parallel metaphors to help remember certain concepts."
"Today I worked with the student to help her complete a review of her homework. This assignment revolved around cellular respiration - the intricate processes of the electron transport chain as well as practical examples of how it generates energy for daily use. There were three sections to this assignment, and once each reading and short answer was completed, there was a 10-question quiz at the end that was submitted for a grade."
"Today, we covered material ranging from the animal kingdom to the organs systems of the human body. The student completed assignments that asked questions about the plant histology, bacteria, animals, organs, and medicine. We also went over lab assignments on fitness, organs of different organisms, interpreting graphs, and reading nutritional labels. She got an A on 90% of her work. I helped her complete her workbook so she may use it as a study guide for her practice exam and final exam."
"Today, we covered the different type of macromolecules and set a plan of study for the following days ahead. The student confuses certain terms, so I encouraged her highlight the differences between them and to give examples."