Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I worked on vectors- adding, subtracting, scaling, finding the magnitude, and writing them in component form. She showed a good understanding of each of these skills and didn't need much guidance to complete the problems. She then spent the rest of the lesson working ahead of her class, finding vectors using trigonometry and application problems. Despite being unfamiliar with the topic, she did very well and quickly picked up the basic steps needed to solve the problems. We spoke about starting to prep for her final now, so I will be bringing in a practice quiz covering the first unit from this semester for our next session."
"We covered how to write parametric equations, polar equations, and conic equation, as well as how to graph each type of equation. The student had a good attitude towards the material and was pretty confident in his abilities. We will be in contact about the next session."
"We specifically covered his last tests on proving trigonometric identities. We reviewed conveying the flow of his steps to the teacher. As a result, I left him to finish his homework so that I can check on his steps by the next session."
"We talked briefly about Taylor and Maclaurin series, since the student has a test involving those. Mostly we went over some problems involving free EM fields and the poynting vector (intensity). One problem asked for the emf induced in a car antenna at a distance of 100 meters from a radio broadcaster. We also did one problem about a radio tuner using an LC circuit, with its resonant frequency. She is doing very well, as usual."
"Today we worked primarily on equations and properties of perpendicular and parallel lines, as well as graphically solving them, in an attempt to prepare her for an upcoming quiz. Initially, she was frustrated with the material, but calmed and excelled at comprehension. Once each problem was thoroughly explained, she appeared to internalize the material and progress accordingly."
"The student and I covered physics equations of motion. Most problems were in the form of a ball being hit at a certain speed and angle, and then having to calculate max height, distance, time, and the like. I took a screenshot of the list of equations I made that will be useful in completing the rest of her homework."