Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session focused mainly on beginning a discussion of physics, reviewing her assigned homework in algebra, and making sure that she had the confidence and the skills to complete it."
"The student is well prepared when we start our sessions - some conceptual questions as well as an understanding of the problems she attempted but not able to completely solve. Understanding the relationship between acceleration, velocity and direction of travel and how they relate to the motion of an object and consequently sketching the velocity vs time and displacement vs time graph. The shape of the displacement vs time graphs and how positive concavity is associated with positive acceleration and negative concavity is associated with negative acceleration regardless of the direction of the velocity. Also the concept that one can find the slope of the velocity- time curve from the slopes of the distance - time curves. Slopes of the X- t curve that are going from more positive to less positive are negative and slopes that are going from more negative to less negative are positive. A very non-intuitive concept. The concept of finding average velocity from displacement data and from velocity data cleared up a point of difficulty. We also found average velocity knowing the acceleration. We started some concepts of free falling bodies. The different methods to illustrate addition and subtraction of vectors. We worked quite a few problems -- that is the best way to learn physics! She is a very determined student"
"The homework has about 30-35 questions, and any of these may require multiple, multiple calculations. Further, the instructor is sticking to the significant figure issue, which makes responses to some questions very difficult to do. We will try to clarify that and similar questions by e-mail. We're going to work independently on the homework assignments and compare answers."