Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was our first session, so we went over a previous test and worked out the problems that the student struggled with. He has a good grasp of unit conversion and most of the mathematical manipulations needed to find answers. The key skill he needs to work on is reading the problem thoroughly and understanding what is being asked."
"We reviewed some problems that the student was given by her professor as prep for her physics exam on Monday. She picked up the concepts rather quickly and we went over practice problems."
" We discussed torques and rotational equilibrium. She had a very good grasp of the right-hand rule. And I think that, once she identified the angles involved in the various torques in her problems, she could readily see how to set up the equilibrium equations."
"We covered stop and go zones. He mentioned getting an 80 on a quiz. He does not seem to be struggling as much."
"The student and I resumed our sessions for the new quarter. The student and I began to work on the homework, which involved charges, electric fields, and the forces that act upon them. He had no difficulty understanding and executing the first simple problems (two particles of different mass/charge). We agreed to continue working on the problems next session."
"We focused on vector notation and mathematical techniques, relative motion, free-fall and projectile motion. We discussed concepts and did practice problems. He has a test on that material today. We worked off of the student's tablet, which contained his e-book and assignments, which was very helpful."
"Today I saw some great improvements in the student. We were able to focus all of our time on Physics, as the student had completed all of his math. Thus, we were able to review some concepts from earlier lessons (Newton's Laws, motion, and position), and complete a worksheet that was assigned on newer concepts (applications of net force, acceleration, and friction) as well as complete some practice problems from the past textbook multiple choice questions. The student seemed to understand physics better as he was able to visualize examples. By getting him in the habit of drawing out the problems before attempting to add number values or formulas, I think that he will move through the homework with more confidence."
"In this session we worked through more electric potential problems; specifically in the online homework assigned by a teacher and also a worksheet that I had made. This is the second week we have worked on electric potentials and it seems that he has acquired a better understanding of the topic then he did from class alone. He has made a lot of progress and his homework grade is showing it. He was left with the worksheet that we worked through and his homework problems to complete and turn in."
"We worked on a lab that he had just started and it took most of the session to finish. The lab was over projectile motion launched horizontally. I did leave him with some extra practice for projectile motion. He seems to be doing well."
"The student and I went over the concepts of vectors and displacements and did a corresponding worksheet. Additionally, I helped him with units and unit conversion. He is a smart kid and I don't have any concerns that he'll succeed at what he sets his mind to."
"The student seemed pretty comfortable with the physics material, since it was mostly about reading graphs and making plots relating position, velocity, and acceleration. There were no problems along the way."
"We talked about a homework assignment that the student had to turn in yesterday. Mostly it was about the particulate nature of matter. We talked about how atoms are organized, and the roles that protons, neutrons, and electrons play in the atom. We talked about several experiments used by scientists to help define the structure of atoms."