Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today's class was focused around preparing for the student's upcoming midterm. She had a slew of questions pertaining to numerous kinematics topics. Her biggest problem was that she was not adding vectors correctly, and this was ruining all her work. Most of her problems were solved by correcting her vector issues. By the end of the session, she seemed a lot more comfortable with everything."
"We went through several practice problems involving forces. We covered how to set up the problems as well as how to go about solving various problems. The student understands all of these problems and may need a little more practice with objects on a slope. We went through a couple of examples involving sloped surfaces, and I left him with a practice problem similar to the one he has in his problem set."
"Today, we covered the practice exam for the next week's midterm. The topics covered included: Ampere's law and calculating of magnetic field outside and inside the wire, calculating the magnetic field in the wire that has current density proportional to the radius inside the wire, problems involving inductive element, and multiple resistor problems. Other problems involved calculating magnetic field in the center of a square loop and square solenoid. Ampere's law was used throughout. The student is quick and getting really well prepared for the upcoming test."
"The student and I worked primarily on ray diagrams for spherical mirrors and refractive lenses. I coached him through several homework problems on these topics. I also helped him think through homework problems involving atmospheric scattering of light."
"We practiced drawing FBD and how to use Newton's 1st and 2nd laws to solve dynamic and static problems involving inclined planes. The student was comfortable with the material. Towards the latter half of the session, he solved most of the problems on his own."
"The student has a test tomorrow on elastic and inelastic collisions. This involves momentum and kinetic energy balances as well as the use of all the prior knowledge she has gained. She struggled with the algebra associated with solving the problems, so I showed her a trick to do with factoring the expressions and dividing the energy equation by the momentum equation to get a much simpler expression. We'll see when we meet next week how she did on her test. I project an A grade."