Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered homework regarding rotational motion, moment of inertia and center of mass. We mostly worked on assignment problems. The session went well."
"Today, we covered material for his quiz today. This involved specific scenarios in which you had to draw a free body diagram and label the forces, and understand certain forces such as friction and buoyancy and how to calculate them. These questions were given through the quiz review. We also did an in depth 6-part problem over a box on an incline with a pulley and did the free body diagram, sum of forces equations, and finding the friction of the box. He struggled a little bit with understanding how to solve for friction but other than that, greatly improved on setting up sum of forces problems and understanding the force components in both x and y- directions."
"During this session, we worked on vector and projectile motion problems. We worked on college level problems as well as problems she had difficulty with in her high school class. I saw a definite improvement over the course of the session."
"The student and I went over problems that he got wrong on his rotational motion homework. He seems to understand the concepts well. He just needs to remember to keep track of units and memorize the relevant equations."
"We covered basic kinematics functions and Newton's laws. She wanted to go through the free response questions so we went through a few of those. From projectile motion to FBD's of blocks and block systems sliding down ramps."
"Today the student and I covered net forces and centripetal motion. I haven't seen any grades yet but he is waiting on test results. He seemed to understand the material well today. I don't have any concerns from this session."
"In this session, we went over forces and free body diagrams. The student showed a lot of improvement from our previous session."
"Helped the student review for a forces test tomorrow. Went over a worksheet she completed on forces at equilibrium and corrected incorrect answers. I also made up practice problems and helped the student complete them."
"The student and I worked on Chapter 6 problems, applying Newton's laws of motion, sum of forces in the x/y directions, inclined plane problems, normal forces, equal and opposite forces, and sum of forces equals forces times mass."
"We covered incline plane problems; specifically how to do determine if a mass will slide down an incline of a certain angle and coefficient of static friction and if it does begin sliding, what will be its acceleration."
"We spent most of the time in the session going over the student's previous test from the quarter. He seemed to grasp the concepts he missed better the second time around. Then we talked about uniform circular motion because that is what he is doing next in class."
"The student needs to practice her AP physics concepts. She has a strong understanding of math, but not general physics concepts. Will be emphasized for future sessions."