Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We discussed Rotation, Energy, Work, and began Uniform Circular Motion. We began with a review of trig from the first lesson, highlighting the English-language understanding of the trig functions of parallel, antiparallel, and perpendicular vectors. We discussed the law for torque, and how it is tested with zero analysis and in the specific case of rotational equilibrium on the MCAT. We then moved on to Work, analyzing the equation and defining Energy in a consistent way. We summarized when positive, no, and negative Work is done by a force. We discussed the different fate of energy extracted by negative Work depending on whether the force was conservative or dissipative. We began to discuss circular motion, but had to rush it, so we will review it if necessary at the beginning of the next session. The student takes well to my summary statements which have great utility for quick problem-solving by shortcutting calculations. He was a little worried about the trig, but my summary statements helped with that."
"The student and I started by reviewing a couple of problems from his homework problem set. We then turned to basic definitions for math, and began our review of arithmetic. We moved quickly through fractions, decimals, and percentages. We also did ratios and proportions. Next time, we will finish our statistics review with averages and standard deviation, before finishing arithmetic with a review of exponents and radicals."
"Today we worked on sentence correction involving verb tense, subject-verb agreement and modifiers. Overall, both students did quite well. We will continue covering these concepts in future sessions."