Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed the following topics: frequency selective circuits, active filter definition, and some basic concepts of an op-amp. We discussed low pass circuits, high pass circuits, band pass circuits and one band reject circuit. The student wanted more explanation on the working of the above circuits and derivation of H(s). She was very attentive to the material. I paid more attention to the operation of these circuits because she wanted to feel confident in her understanding of these circuits and build on it. She has an exam on Monday so she will be able to review the above concepts more this weekend."
"The student worked through the entirety of his physics lab on work and power. We reviewed all of his math, checked his answers, and he read his group's answers to the lab questions. The whole thing sounded already very put together with the exception of some awkward wording, which he fixed when I pointed it out. We finished the session discussing how levers work as dictated by the work-energy theorem."
"We covered kinematics and rotational kinematics. The student had a good attitude towards the material reviewed and picked up on the problem solving strategies presented to her. We worked on practice tests, ensuring she knew how to solve each problem covered and understood possible variations of the problems presented. She has her own extra practice, but I left her with my work to review."
"The student and I reviewed our work about electrostatics from last time, and discussed several new problems that he was worried about. We also discussed general features of the exam, such as the proportion of multiple choice to free-response problems, and the relative amount of study attention he should allot for each. I left him with three example free-response questions, and instructions to compose a response for at least one of them, which we'll discuss next time. I also asked him to get the practice problems and past exams that his teacher is holding onto, so that we can use them as study materials (and I have a better idea of how the teacher's questions compare to those on the AP exam). Overall, he and I had another excellent session, and I look forward to discussing waves and free-response questions with him next time."
"Today we went over solubility, free energy, and entropy. We looked at different problems and how to go about solving them. We revisited some fundamental concepts as a refresher in understanding the more complex lessons."
"The student started a new unit on electricity. We spent time going over his static electricity tape lab. To verify he understood the concepts, I had him explain the lab in detail to me. He was quite successful for the most part. His next lab will involve an electrophorus, a device which uses electrostatic induction to produce a charge. He is very confident with induction so he should be good to go. The remainder of the time was spent introducing Coulomb's law and the concept of superposition."