Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on a lab that explored the relationships between the circular motion equations and the equation for gravitational forces. Varying inputs, she used the results to derive the gravitational constant, an expression and a value for the periods of two objects of equal mass rotating at difference radius around the same object."
"For my first session with this student, we went over what he was working on in his geometry class and his physics class. He completed two worksheets on the chords theorem and secant segments. He is able to pick up this level of geometry very quickly and his strongest skill is that he is very efficient at solving algebraic equations for an unknown. This was confirmed when we reviewed Coulomb's law for his physics class. Here, he doesn't always grasp the direction of the word problem, but he is not often fooled twice and easily solved the more difficult problems at the end of the chapter."
"Reviewed for an upcoming physics test by working through practice problems in book. Covered one-dimensional motion and went over applications of the kinematic equations: how to set up scenarios, write out known variables and picking appropriate equation to solve for unknowns. Discussed Newton's Laws of Motion and the concept of inertia for both moving and stationary objects; also how applied forces would affect an object's inertia. The student was able to successfully draw out and set up 1-D motion problems but had a couple errors in using negative signs and understanding how the sign was related to direction, i.e. gravity down, friction in opposite direction of movement. Used a couple homework problems to demonstrate this and he seemed to have a better grasp of concept."