Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we worked on numerical methods for finding roots of equations. I answered the student's questions regarding root-finding and crafted examples to illustrate the different methods. Everything was put in an updated word document to use as a test reference."
"During this session we focused on waves. For longitudinal waves we looked at how to find the frequency, period, speed, and maximum acceleration of a particle on the wave. We also looked at Snell`s law, what angles need to be used and how if you know the angles you can use it to find the refractive index of a substance if you are coming from air. We covered kinetic energy of waves and how to find the maximum kinetic energy. We looked at harmonics and how to find the harmonics for a system closed at one end. We ended by looking at how to find wavelength when systems are in resonance."
"We covered the process of erosion. Went over the agents of erosion; gravity, water, wind, and glaciers. Went over each agent in detail and discussed the results of each one. Also went over the life cycle of a stream. Did review questions from the review book."
"During this session we did a bit of work on both math and physics, considering the student had a math exam Tuesday and a physics assessment Wednesday. She has worked to cram and study a lot for these exams. We worked primarily on a problem set on optics diffraction and a lot of energy level questions."
"We covered DNA replication, protein synthesis, and mutations today. It was a lot of detail and it was mostly new for the students, but they asked questions (that was great!) and they were focused on what I had to say. I told them about some acronyms like APE in ribosomes, but the main strategy I actually have for them as homework is to write out the steps of protein synthesis and DNA replication, because those steps are important. The other part of the homework I gave to them is to study what we covered until we meet in the next session. I am going to give them notes about what we covered and I am going to give them animations on DNA replication and protein synthesis for a better understanding. Overall they were great and I think we are on a good track to going over the most important concepts for the exam."
"We went over his work on gravity, specifically the equation for calculating the age of the Universe and expansion. We went over the main differences between the acceleration due to gravity felt on earth, g, and the fundamental empirical constant G. We focused on the units of his equation and how to proceed to find an equation in the proper units with a trend consistent with observation D(T)."