Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Student has started learning about Ohm's law. We worked on her homework for the week and she did really well with it. Solving for voltage, current, and resistance was really easy for her. When we moved on to circuits and adding resistors in parallel and in series, she completely understood how to do it. After physics, we worked on geometry for a little bit and she had to do a study guide about circles, arc, chords, tangents, and secants. She almost never has problems with geometry and tonight she continued to breeze through all of the problems. She is still doing really well in her classes and does not seem to be having much trouble with the material in either physics or geometry."
"The student worked on an assignment that had her calculate the amount of energy eaten per day when consuming 3 burritos. Then she converted this rate to other units of power and the energy consume to other units of energy including horsepower, watts, kilowatt hours, ergs, electron Volts. She also converted the rate per to day to rate per year and compare the cost of eating 3 burritos per day versus the cost of consuming the equivalent amount of energy in gasoline or electricity. She is very diligent setting up the dimensional analysis and completing the conversions."
"Today we talked about the science of the movie Interstellar, mostly universal gravitation. I walked the student through how Newton arrived at his law of universal gravitation and how that law is used to find the orbits of planets and stars. We also talked about experimentation in science and physics and how the accepted truths of physics has changed over time starting with the introduction of Newton's laws, Relativity, and Quantum Mechanics. We spoke a little about units and measurement, significant digits and scientific notation. Her curiosity about physics makes her an excellent student."