Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session was focused on getting the student prepared for her exam on three different body systems. We went over the various organs of each system and their functions. This led to her developing her flash cards which should help her on her exam. As we covered each system, I demonstrated how they work together in an organism and how no system works completely independent of the others. I also once again emphasized the importance of daily study habits to avoid cramming for the exam."
"We finished reviewing the transcription and translation steps in detail. We made flashcards and drew pictures. This was in preparation for the student's test the following day. Overall, he definitely had it down by the end of the session."
"The student and I reviewed cellular respiration and photosynthesis. We broke each concept down into smaller parts to make them manageable. We also used videos provided by her teacher and videos from YouTube to help understand the "moving parts" in the system. She was having difficulty with photosynthesis in the beginning, but by the end she was able to tell me all of the details associated with the light reactions and the Calvin Cycle. I feel confident she will do well on the exam."
"We covered a number of topics including pH, the pH scale, acids and bases, and general chemistry including covalent bonds, ionic bonds and hydrogen bonds, the periodic table, atoms, elements, and subatomic particles. He had a good attitude towards the material. I asked him to rank the different bond types (covalent, ionic, hydrogen) and give me an example of each and define each. If he can do this smoothly, he should do very well on his quiz."
"The student and I worked mostly in the realm of evolution and taxonomy. She has a quiz on Friday on taxonomy and classification, so we spent the majority of the session going through the study guide for this week, and discussing how each concept fit into a larger scientific whole. It seemed that after I gave a bunch of concrete examples for each concept, she was able to grasp it a bit better. We finished by going over last week's evolution test."
"The student has been preparing for his midterm on Friday. I was very happy to hear that he's re-listened to most of the lectures from the semester and made a list of key terms and important points from each reading. We then went over some of the concepts that he was unclear on, including meiosis, how sexual reproduction contributes to genetic variation, phylogenetics, and several other topics related to evolution."