Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student had worked the problem I had left with her, but her set up had the external force in the wrong direction in her initial free body diagram, which naturally invalidated the work that followed. I gave her two other problems to work on during our time, a dog pulling a weighted sled up a hill (ramp) with a known slope, and a car of known mass turning through a curve with a known radius and different known coefficients of friction. We worked through this problem for a "flat" curve. Then I showed her how to solve the problem if the curve was banked. She did well on the problems I left her with a similar practice problem to do before our next meeting. Our goal is to see if she can set up the initial equations correctly without any assistance. She's making good progress."
"Tonight the student and I covered friction problems. We went over developing free body diagrams and corresponding equations."
"We did final exam prep. We reviewed mechanisms, resonance structures, ranking molecules, addition rxns, substitution rxns, elimination rxns."