Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We specifically covered angular dynamics and the sum of the torques = mass * angular acceleration. The student was struggling with choosing which equations to use and setting up the problem carefully. Continued practice is helping with this, though."
"Today we went over the Doppler effect and the relationship between observed frequency and emitted frequency. We also covered how to manipulate equations to solve for variable, specifically velocity in the Doppler equation."
"Uniform circular motion was the focus of our session. We discussed angular velocity, centripetal acceleration, and the student worked on problems involving forces. We discussed the relation of circular motion with curved movement and its accompanying acceleration. Towards the end of the session, we focused on developing physical models to express correctly the theoretical concepts at hand."
"The student and I spent time working on the effects of a lens and mirrors on light waves. We practiced calculating the speed of electrons with de Broglie wavelengths. We also spent time working on problems with the uncertainty principle. We discussed the effects of photons on measurable particles and the resulting "uncertainty principle.""
"We reviewed topics from her geometry class, including the law of cosine, how to save numbers in a graphing utility calculator, setting up a system of equations to solve for the height of a non-right triangle, the heartbeat theorem, the boomerang theorem, sector area, parallel line bisector theorem, right-angle trigonometry, and 30-60-90 triangles."
"We went over the data interpretation and conclusions for her solenoid experiment. We talked a bit about ampere's law, and how it can apply to different situations. She has a solid grasp of this lab and the relationship between the hypothesis, the data, and the core principle that the data and hypothesis support (Ampere's law)."