Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"She worked on and completed her Rube Goldberg experiment which required at least 10 energy transfers. The final step resulted in the making of trail mix by the pouring of it into a basket from two different smaller baskets."
"We focused on the concepts of Energy, Momentum, Work, Impulse, and Conservation of Mechanical Energy. We went over a homework problem she had already done and talked about the concepts it covered. We did more practice problems on these topics and went through them step-by-step to make sure that she understood the math behind the concepts as well. She said that she had a better understanding of these concepts and seemed to have a better grasp on how to approach problems. We have made plans to go over additional homework at our next session."
"She is having some trouble in her physics class. Particularly, she was having difficulty manipulating equations in order to solve problems. We covered the basic equations and concepts of the chapter her class was currently on - work, potential energy, and Newton's second law. Once we spent time breaking down the equations and how different variables can be used in different equations on the same concept she did very well. Once the material became clearer, she began to complete problems quickly and easily."
"The student and I did an extra weekend session to do some early review for an upcoming electrostatics test. We talked about electric charges, forces, and fields, to build an intuitive understanding of electrostatic principles. We also discussed the math and its similarity to gravity."
"In geometry we practiced different ways to draw 3D figures, including perspective drawings, side drawings, and 3D drawings with dot paper. The student had a little trouble understanding the concept of side drawings at first, but once it was explained a little better he did well. I had him reread and take notes on the bacteria section in biology, so we started by reviewing the information from yesterday that he was having trouble with. He did much better after having taken the notes, but he still skipped some large sections, so we had to add onto the notes he took. We then finished off the section by talking about how bacteria reproduce, feed, and protect themselves, as well as some different types of beneficial bacteria. Afterwards, we went through and reviewed what we had just discussed, which he did better on than yesterday."
"The student worked on homework that covered the electrostatic force equation. He solved for the charge of the force between particles, using the givens and geometry of the problems. He also used Newton's law to equate and solve for forces balancing the electrostatic force between particles."