Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Worked with the student on thermodynamics. She is doing very well in the class. She has an A, and could probably achieve an A+ with more studying."
"We went through her new notes on charge, charging by conduction and induction, and Coulomb's law. We spent most of our time using the superposition principle to determine where a charge could be placed and experience no net force, or what the force on a charge in a square or a triangle is. She briefly had to be reminded how to use the 'head to tail' method to find the net force, but then she was able to go through the problems on her own."
"We covered momentum and impulse chapter and kinetic energy chapter. Student has good basic knowledge and just needs a refresher, as well as some extra practice so he can excel on the AP Physics 1 exam. Strategies covered include approaching inelastic collisions with the momentum conservation for the whole system A+B, and approaching elastic collisions with momentum conservation and energy conservation. Another takeaway is to use the equality of momentum change of a system and the Impulse imparted on the system. A judicious choice of the object considered will help answer AP questions faster. Extra practice for the student will include going over the practice examples in his book, as well as to confirm everything we talked about by reading the theory at the beginning of the chapters. In this tutoring we are making steady progress 2 chapters a session, and are on track to get student prepared in 4 sessions + extra sessions for mock up tests."
"We went through the parts that the student was struggling with. I explained them to her and asked her to solve each question to make sure she understood them. Then, we went over her homework for geometry. It was about area and perimeter of different polygons. I explained them to her as well. She understood them, and she was able to do them by herself."
"Today's session was devoted to working problems involving the cross product, torque, force, position, linear/ angular momentum, the magnitude of vectors, and the angle between vectors. The student's understanding of cross products has somewhat improved, but he still had some questions about the standard method for calculating them. He is going to refer to his class textbook and notes to find their preferred method for calculating the cross product, and we will be sure to review the topic next time."
"Today, the student and I worked on fluid mechanics, specifically which equation to use. She was insightful in pointing out relevant equations and was quick to make corrections to presentation to facilitate problem solving. You can interpolate a y-value between two listed table values by finding the fraction of a whole from the second x-value, multiplying that fraction by the difference between the y-values, and finally adding the result to the initial y-value. She is able to identify and fix mistakes quickly."