Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered how to apply the kinematics formulas, how to read position vs. time, velocity vs. time, and acceleration vs. time graphs, vector mathematics, and went over some difficulties that the student had had on a quiz and a test that she had recently taken."
"The session went well, we worked with forces and frictional forces specifically. We worked through some mastering physics problems. She has a test coming up next week on forces. She seems to be much more comfortable with setting up free body diagrams and knowing how different forces act."
"We discussed concepts and questions on the topic of relative motion and Newton's three laws of motion in preparation for the student's upcoming test. We also discussed questions from her prior test (which she scored 96/100). She is generally doing well academically but had issues with Newton's third law and how to apply it to problems in her homework/test so we worked over several of these. I also left her with a link to a university physics class' notes on this topic, which included some sample problems and solutions that I found helpful."
"We covered projectile motion. The student was struggling the most with knowing which equations to use. The students have their own practice problems to work with. There were no concerns from the session, it went great!"
"We discussed where the student needs help in class. I gave her a "dipstick" problem to she where she is in her understanding. From there we began working on position, velocity, and acceleration problems. We looked at the relationship between each."
"Today we mainly reviewed for her Physics test to take place tomorrow. The student had a review packet covering conceptual kinematics equations including velocity and accelerations during projectile motion. We also worked various projectile motion examples, and finished every problem in the packet. She showed a better understanding of kinematics this week, improving from our previous session."
"The student had an exam the day after the tutoring session. We worked on Newton's laws of motion. We solved simple motion problems in the x and y directions. We moved into solving for boxes on an incline. We practiced this type of problem a lot. We then moved to pulley systems. There were a couple of incline problems mixed with pulley problems which I recommended she work on before the test."
"Tonight the student and I covered more motion problems including reading velocity/displacement graphs and acceleration questions. He is taking an exam tomorrow and I expect him to do very well. We agreed that he is doing well and needs to practice reading through questions entirely to gauge what it asking him for. I don't have any concerns."
"In this session, we went over forces and body diagrams. We worked through several homework problems until we caught up to her class. She seemed very comfortable with these problems by the end of the hour."
"We spent time working through problems covering Newton's laws. This mostly involved calculating forces or accelerations given forces, accelerations, distances, velocities, friction, or whatever else. She can do all of these problems with a little prompting."
"The student and I worked on the rest of her homework in preparation for her exam on Friday. She was having difficulty approaching projectile equations but with guided questions, she was able to solve most of the problems on her own."
"The student and I mainly just covered physics today. After quickly discussing forces, I guided her as she solved her homework. She showed gradual progression in her understanding of the material and approaching the problems. She still needs more practice, but she definitely understand the material better."