Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student has a quiz tomorrow over electric potentials and electric energy. We covered these topics throughout our session. The only difficulties that arose were when the questions required knowledge from 2D kinematics and rotation kinematics. Overall, I think that she is really doing well with the current topic areas and that her only difficulties may come from a calculus question or a question that involves recalling equations from Physics I."
"We worked on networks of capacitors: series, parallel, and complex. Then we covered energy stored in capacitors and dielectrics."
"We covered how to go from position vs time graphs to velocity vs time graphs and how to go from velocity vs time graphs to acceleration vs time graphs. We went over quite a lot of constant acceleration problems since she has a test this Tuesday. She had a very positive attitude. I left her with a lot of sites on the internet where she can go for practice problems and text that is written quite differently than her textbook."
"We worked on higher level kinematics problems and talked about the reasons for separating out velocity into two components in x and y."
"We reviewed for her final exam by going over problems on Newton's laws, kinematics and projectile motion. We went over examples of a box on a ramp being pulled by a rope without friction, falling due to gravity and moving at a constant speed due to friction. She seems very comfortable applying Newton's laws to the x and y directions, but still doesn't feel completely comfortable setting up the problem herself. We went over writing down all known variables and drawing a picture before deciding which equations to use. We also spent time going over what should go on her "cheat sheet" and discussed the types of problems that we will focus on in her last session before the exam."
"We reviewed homework 2 which was basically questions on vectors, 2D kinematics, and projectile motion. The student needs to do more problems on projectile motion to be able to figure out which of the 3 kinematical formulas to use based on the information given in the problem. We will meet again tomorrow to get some more practice before the exam."