Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session, we focused on the student's math class. We talked about solving inequalities and graphing the solutions, and worked through word problems using inequalities. We also reviewed several previous concepts, including exponential functions and solving linear equations."
"We worked on some pulley FBD and a rotational motion problem. The student needed help with setting up problems. I've asked him to familiarize himself with the equations and also to practice using the force summing method to solve these to formalize his approach to these problems. His attitude is good; he came prepared with problems he wanted to cover. Extra practice for him is to continue reviewing old tests. I also left him with my textbook to work out of."
"We went over another one of the student's practice tests. I walked through each problem step by step. I believe she has a much better understanding of how to do each problem. We focused mainly on radioactive decay and magnetic field concepts."
"The student and I reviewed geometric optics and light/ray physics in general, including refraction and Snell's law. The session was mostly concept-focused, and we did not work through any specific problems per se. But we did explore the ramifications of the relevant equations -- the mirror equation for convex and concave mirrors and magnification. Good luck the rest of the week on your AP exams."
"Today we reviewed our work from last session and looked at more complicated applications of the material (ramps and frictional forces). We then moved on to discuss the conservation of momentum and conservation of energy, and we looked at how they apply to elastic and inelastic collisions. We then planned to review complicated applications of this material next session, and we will cover angular/circular motion and electric fields/circuits next session as well. The student is very bright and motivated during the sessions. I'm glad to have him as a student!"
"The student is coming to finals and has wanted to focus his attention on rotational motion problems. Though he knows all the equations and material, he has some struggles with Moments of Inertia and connecting transnational to rotational motion. I think the best approach is to have him focus intensely on this two concepts before considering anything else about the problem, like conservation of momentum and energy."