Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We went over problems involving friction and projectile motion. By the end of the session, the student demonstrated he understood the work by solving the problems correctly."
"I met with the student to work on physics and to help him study for his Calculus 2 test coming up. We went over the basic equations involved in RLC circuits with alternating current. Many of the equations are analogous to the DC circuits, so that makes them a little easier to remember. He said his professor didn't talk about phasor diagrams, which is the only way to make sense of alternating current without blindly plugging into equations. So I explained them, and how the main equations all stem from that diagram. He worked through the problem set without much difficulty and even moved on to some introductory optics involving index of refraction and Snell's law. Next, we studied for his Calc test on series (estimating and bounding the error, and manipulating common Maclaurin series) and polar coordinates. He had some old quizzes and homework assignments, so we used those to study similar problems. I think he understands the series material really well now, he just needs to work on memorizing the 4 he's supposed to know. I showed him a way to stay organized when doing polar/parametric derivatives that should save him some time on the test too."
"We went over circuit problems in preparation for her upcoming quiz. I also helped her go over corrections for her last math quiz."
"The student has been working on examples for simple harmonic motion, and also started standing waves. We spent most of the time on new standing wave concepts: wavelengths, harmonics, and propagations. He has some learning to do, but has been doing a lot of practice."
"We worked on angular kinematics again; the student hasn't yet been assigned a problem set, but once she is, we will work on it (probably this weekend). She also had some math and chemistry questions for me regarding limiting reactants. We went over a couple of problems."
"Today we discussed heat transfer and heat radiation. There were fewer than a handful of equations that we needed to work with for this chapter, so most of the difficulty was in figuring out what, exactly, needs to go into the equation. A lot of the problems required us to go fluidly from power to heat, and we did a couple of equation analysis problems."