Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We mostly covered refraction and optics. We reviewed the foundational concepts of refraction then moved on to Snell's law and total internal reflection. We moved on to the specifics of optics, using the framework of the focal length equation and the four principal optics, deprioritizing ray diagrams. We started with divergent systems, which are simpler. We then moved on to convergent systems, focusing on the difference between o and f. We then examined how the relationship between o and 2f affected magnification, tying it all back to the example optics. We ran an example problem with complex optics. The student had absorbed our discussion of refraction from the last time. She had a little difficulty understanding when various quantities were negative, so we reviewed by constructing a table for them. We will discuss the Renal system the next time."
"We went over practice problems that the student missed, as well as general physics themes and trends to look out for."
"Today we continued our logical reasoning practice. I'm really impressed with how far the student has progressed. He only missed 5 out of the 20 questions that we did, and for a student who first saw the test 4 days ago, that is a dramatic increase in accuracy. Moving forward, I'm encouraging him to think in a more abstract fashion so that he can pull the relevant details from a question and discard the extraneous information."