Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I covered all the concepts on his science review sheet for his upcoming test on density. We made sure to review the class videos, do plenty of real world examples, and run through the vocabulary words. The student continues to improve his understanding of individual concepts."
"The student has a project he has been working on investigating the question, how does color affect mood? He has the introduction, bibliography, hypothesis, and research due this week. We developed a hypothesis for his experiment: if shown lighter colors, then you will feel happier and more relaxed. If shown darker colors, then you will feel more intense feelings. We discussed why he thinks this will be the case, and he says it is because of how we encounter colors in everyday life. For example, yellow is often linked to the sun, and bright, sunny days often make us feel happier. He found some research sources to support his topic. We wrote bibliographic information for each of the sources."
"Today, we went over the conversation of energy in regard to elastic materials. Since he missed class yesterday, I started with a lecture on the concepts and equations he would need to be familiar with. After which, he went ahead and worked on his homework without any need of my help. He was completely self-sufficient."
"The student and I finished everything but a couple problems of his study guide for his biology final tomorrow. The sections we worked on today included ecology, the carbon/nitrogen/phosphorous cycle (he has a few of these problems to complete on his own), cellular biology (i.e. DNA-->RNA-->proteins aka the Central Dogma of biology and how to translate codons to anticodons-meaning mRNA to tRNA) and evolution (the four components of natural selection, homologous structures, analogous structures, Lamarck, Darwin, Malthus, etc.). I believe that if the student reads his study guide thoroughly tonight and reviews the study guide tomorrow morning, he will perform well on his test."
"We covered the different parts of a flower, bryophytes, pterophytes, gymnosperms, angiosperms, vascular vs. nonvascular plants, the 5 kingdoms of Eukarya, gel electrophoresis, DNA fingerprinting and restriction enzymes. We worked on definitions, mostly working in tidbits for recognition recall. I told him I would send him more materials from my notes over the various topics of his review. I told him go ahead and review what we have done and to be ready to continue on Sunday."
"For our last session we went over entropy, enthalpy, Lewis structures, limiting reactant and more topics that were covered on the student's final exam. As this is our last session I am very confident he will succeed on his final exam and I wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors."