Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Session Seven Tutoring Review During the student's seventh session we focused primarily on Tutoring Goal(s) 1, 3, 4, 7, and 9, which involved reinforcing the material that we have already covered, helping her with any difficulties in her assigned homework, problem recognition and set-up, developing problem solving techniques, encouraging her to keep up her awesome progress, developing good study habits, and building confidence. We spent the entire session reviewing her assigned homework problems and the basics of solving physics' problems. Below is a synopsis of the topics we discussed: We reviewed the importance of a frame of reference in physics and how a physics problem changes based on the frame of reference. We discussed proper problem set-up including identifying the variables, the variable we are solving for, and diagramming the scenario to visualize the problem. We discussed how to use the algebraic equations to solve for variables and how in most problems multiple equations and steps will need to be taken. We discussed setting equations equal to each other in order to solve for a common variable. Homework and our Plan for Session III: Our next session is scheduled for Tuesday at 6pm. I asked her to practice problem set-up and to solve both sides of one of the more difficult problems that we worked in order to understand why we set them equal to each other. Tuesday we will have a brief overview of any concepts that she may not have understood during her lectures and assigned homework and review her homework as needed. Notes: She grasped the majority of the concepts that were covered in her homework once I explained how to visualize and set them up. She is a brilliant student, and she understands the concepts and how to apply them with barely any direction!"
"During this session, we covered conservation of energy and work problems in order to practice for his upcoming exam. He did very well during this session."
"We went over techniques on how to attempt physics problems and figure out what equations to use. We also went over work, energy, and spring problems to help prepare for her quiz the following day."