Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student was great, we covered a lot of material: Early theories of matter, namely Dimitri Mendeleev, JJ Thompson, Bohr's model, Millikan and their discoveries; atomic mass number and atomic number; radiation with its three major forms and nuclear instability; electromagnetic radiation with waves, particles and waveforms; String Theory; valence electrons and suborbitals; Heisenberg uncertainty principle; and Mendeleev's periodic table."
"The student and I prepared for her Trimester 3, Exam 1 for finals. We covered topics of concentration, dilution, stoichiometry, colligative properties, vapor pressure, freezing point depression and boiling point elevation, and Raoult's law."
"The student was working on problems dealing with work, energy, and the conservation of energy. She is a very bright and upbeat student, with a lot of enthusiasm, and I think once she saw how to read what the problems were telling her, she got most of the concepts well. She is just now learning some trigonometry and only has recent experience with algebra, so that makes some of the math steps more challenging than the class probably expects. But I think with some help, she will get better at seeing how to algebraically solve for certain quantities, and then be able to use her understanding of the concepts to effectively solve problems."
"Today I worked with the student to review carbohydrates, proteins, fats, nucleic acids, polymers and monomers, as well as the mechanisms behind the digestive system and the enzymes involved throughout and help her with her homework assignment. She has a mastering biology assignment due tonight and she worked on completing all 27 sections and submitting the assignment."
"Today, we went through lipid metabolism 2, which compared white adipose with brown adipose tissue; gave the uncoupling mechanism of heat production in brown adipose tissue; and gave the detailed beta oxidation mechanism."
"Today's new topic was DNA replication. The student and I went over the concept and related diagrams in order to learn the steps and enzymes involved in the process, and then she completed the homework questions correctly herself. Afterward, we spent the majority of our time together reviewing material from our previous tutoring sessions upon her request. I quizzed her as we went through summaries of each topic and discussed their interrelatedness, and she did very well throughout. To me, the session seemed productive in tying together everything we had reviewed so far and understanding how each detail fits into the larger picture of cell biology. We will meet again on Monday, and in the beginning of the next session we will plan out tutoring times surrounding her quiz and test schedule."