Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed 5 questions of an assignment. We covered concepts regarding circuit analysis. We used Ohm's law extensively on several problems. We looked at Kirchhoff's voltage and current laws, and found equivalent resistance of networks. We found power dissipated by certain circuit elements and discussed dependent voltage sources and independent current and voltage sources."
"We studied representing field strength with lines of flux and representing an area with a vector. This is a very difficult concept for many students and she made the first steps at grasping it. This was the hardest one for her tonight. We also looked at the downward component of gravity on an inclined plane and the concept of net force. We studied the use of the formula F = Q * E for electric force and the dependence of the direction of electric force on the sign of the test charge Q immersed in the field, as well as the relationship between the number of lines starting or ending on a charge and the amount of charge. She kept up a good positive attitude the whole time."
"We covered the structure of the curriculum we are planning, went over the student's mathematical and physics experience, and covered our goals for the course. We were able to go over things such as axis transformation, dimensional analysis, and I was actually able to teach him some integration, which he caught on to very quickly. I followed up with him by sending him supplemental material for vector calculus, Faraday's law, a book by Heisenberg, and Einstein's paper on special relativity."
"Today, the student and I continued to discuss and answer practice questions about biochemistry, and how biology is influenced by the chemicals around us. I think that she is doing very well. I assigned her homework to try out a free-response question, and we will go over it next Monday. Hopefully she will feel better soon!"
"The student and I spent our time together going over some of her upcoming material to prepare her for when it is introduced. We focused on electrical circuits for the most part, going over some of the basic equations, rules, and common problems that she will encounter before working through two problems together. I felt that the session went well and that she will be prepared for when her teacher covers the topics in class!"
"We spent some time to first get to know each other and learn what the student had worked on previously. We then visited the aquarium together so I could see what she is interested in and what we should learn about in the upcoming sessions. She is a lovely kid that seems very interested and alert. I am looking forward to working with her."