Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Session Fifteen Tutoring Review During the student's fifteenth session we focused on physics, specifically with Tutoring Goal(s) 2, 3, 4, and 5, which involved teaching her to problem solve, building her confidence, working on her homework, and identifying areas that she may not have understood during her professor's lectures. She had plenty of questions today, and I'm thrilled with her ever-growing enthusiasm! This session focused mainly on reviewing concepts space and physics with a heavy emphasis on the subjects outlined below. The majority of our session was spent mostly in answering her numerous questions with regards to topics her physics professor lightly covers in class pertaining to relativity, astronomy, cosmology, and string theory. We paid special attention to the force of gravity, Einstein's role in physics, and space-time dimensions. As examples were worked out we were also able to cover new mathematical symbols used in physics along with the unit circle, and some mild geography. Homework and our Plan for Session XVI: Our next session is scheduled for Sunday at 2pm. We will review her algebra homework, exam if has been returned, and any new material in physics. We will review more physics concepts paying close attention to the use, setup, and application of free body diagrams, the equations for forces, the different forces, and Newton's Laws of Motion. Notes: She has such a wonderful mind, and I have a really hard time believing how well she does with learning and understanding very advanced subjects in physics! Her questions insightful and well thought out! She told me that she would like to be a theoretical physicist when she has her education, and I hope to help her be the best out there! She is such an amazing and brilliant student especially when she works on science!"
"We covered rotational motion concepts and equations including those for angular velocity, acceleration, and moment of inertia. We also discussed the link between linear motion and rotational motion."
"The student took her quarterlies and got a 98% on the exam, so that is great. She has an exam on Monday so we went over the review sheet that her teacher gave her. We covered electron configuration and orbitals, how to interpret the hybridization of a given compound, bonding, trends in the periodic table and the implications of each. The questions were worded to "choose the best answer" or equivalent, so it took a lot of reasoning and problem solving skills. This was good practice."