Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We began with a few good practice problems in electrostatics. We then did a passage on the electrostatics of dielectrics to foreshadow our discussion of capacitors. We covered magnetism in record time, even allowing for a quick revisitation of how to recognize that motion was going to be circular, and what happens when it is not uniform (crashing/escaping orbits). We then covered circuits by using a river flowing down a hill encountering rapids as a model for resistors dissipating potential energy to the universe. We then formally covered capacitors and how dielectrics affect them, as well as power in DC and AC circuits, with a few example problems and thought exercises thrown in. The student had really integrated our discussions of potential energy, electrostatics and the flow of energy as Work or Heat."
"The student and I covered forces (both in motion and in equilibrium). We also started going over torque and tension."
"The student and I met to review the topic of translational motion. Prior to this session, I'd asked the student to take a sample test. Based on her score report, I elected to review translational motion within the physical sciences section as it provides a foundation for all of physics and is a good illustration of one's abilities to complete MCAT math without a calculator. She is clearly a hard worker and willing to learn. I gave her a number of discrete and passage-based practice problems on the subject so that she could continue reinforcing this material over the next several days."