Tutor profile: Davis T.
What's the whole point of cell respiration?
The purpose of cell respiration is to make chemical energy, stored in the form of molecule called ATP. Your body uses ATP to do chemical work, such as to move muscles and transport ions across the cell membrane. You might be familiar with the equation: C6H12O6 (glucose) + 6 O2 (oxygen) --> 6 CO2 (carbon dioxide) + 6 H2O (water) + ATP This is just a simple way to represent the ingredients of what you start with (glucose & oxygen), to what you're trying to make (ATP) along with some byproducts along the way (carbon dioxide & water). It looks complicated, but all of this just means this is how cells transfer the energy stored in the chemical bonds of glucose to ATP. This way, your body can then use the energy you get from food.
Subject: English as a Second Language
Is there a way for me to become more fluent reader and speaker?
Practice, practice, practice! There is no substitution for practice. I recommend reading news articles to start. If you want to make news articles easier or more difficult to read, you can use Newsela, a common platform used by teachers to vary text difficulty. For verbal fluency, I would recommend speaking to a native or watching T.V. shows and/or movies with English subtitles on.
How do I design an engaging and effective lesson plan?
1. Know your students. - A lesson may seem engaging and effective to you, but it's important to always design your lesson by keeping your students in mind. Begin planning instruction by gathering as much information as possible about your students such as their grade level, reading level, special needs, academic interests, and hobbies. 2. Deconstruct state standards. - Using state standards, try to dissect and identify learning objectives or craft essential questions that students should be able to master by the end of your lesson. It's best to make these learning goals student friendly using the stems: "Students will be able to understand...know...and do...". 3. Engage with a hook. - In order for a lesson to be both engaging and effective, it should relate to students' daily lives. Think of a recent real-world problem and consider asking students for how they will attempt to solve this problem. 4. Content Delivery - There are several ways to deliver content knowledge. You might consider using direction instruction, guided instruction, group work, or a mixture of various student-focused learning modalities to deliver your lesson. Remember to "chunk" the lesson as much as possible with clear instructions and adequate examples. 5. Assessments/Student Artifacts - Every lesson should include formative assessments to help you collect data on student learning and have student artifacts to demonstrate mastery. This can be something as simple as notes students have taken during content delivery, check-in questions, an exit ticket that students complete at the end of the lesson, or have students verbally share something they learned.
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