Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we reviewed the majority of rotational kinematics as the student prepares for his test on Wednesday. The rotational kinematics portion requires the student to be very comfortable manipulating both translational formulas and rotational formulas. He is still a little behind in this area, but has strong problem solving skills and made some good strides in this session. He said he would meet with his professor tomorrow as well, to fill in some of the material we were unable to cover during this period. This is a very difficult class and because I have not been able to see the types of questions the teacher likes to use on tests, it is hard to predict the outcome of this test. However, I believe he can do well in this class if he continues to work with me and go over the practice sheets that his teacher provides."
"In this session, we further reviewed reactions, both the balancing of reactions, and being able to identify different types. I had her go through several problems, ranging in difficulty from quite easy to fairly hard. She handled all of these with ease, and continues to feel extremely comfortable with this type of problem. Since we got through this so briskly, we reviewed some of her Algebra 2, which was covering polynomial division and conversion into vertex form. She had originally pointed out polynomial division as one of her weak points, but really she was just unsure how to write the answer when there was a remainder. Upon walking her through a problem with a remainder, she found it very easy, and had no further issue. Her vertex form conversion problems were also quite easy for her."
"Today, I began the session by providing a binder in order to keep better track of his chemistry notes. I also wanted to get an idea of the breakdown of how he is evaluated in his course, and asked him to obtain a copy of his syllabus for me to look at. We reviewed the remainder of his thermodynamics chapter and worked through some practice problems. He then worked on some of the homework he had to complete by tomorrow on the next chapter. He seems to be able to grasp and apply topics once he sees how to apply them to a problem."