Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I reviewed for her upcoming final exam in physics. We went through a few challenging problems from her teacher's practice exam regarding angular motion, the kinematics equations in circular motion, angular momentum, moments of inertia, and parallel axis theorem."
"The student and I went over position, velocity, and acceleration plots and worked a problem on average acceleration. I asked her to work two other problems at the end of the chapter. I also asked her to read/photocopy ch. 3,4,6, and 13. We also did half an hour of algebra to keep her ahead on her assignments."
"Today we went back through the student's online assignments and reviewed all the problems he missed. We also went through his test corrections. Topics covered included two body problems, momentum, friction, and Newton's 3rd Law. He is progressing with setting up and solving problems involving multiple forces."
"We looked over some test problems dealing with impulse and momentum (collision). One of the key things to remember is that most equations are made out of fundamental values (mass, distance, velocity, acceleration, time, etc.), so they can be combined depending on the values given in the problem. We also looked ahead to concepts of work and energy (potential and kinetic) and focused on the idea that potential energy depends on distance (to the ground), while kinetic energy depends on motion (usually noted by velocity)."
"Today we dealt with sound waves: the familiar concepts of amplitude, wavelength and frequency were revisited, along with power and intensity, pressure amplitude vs. positional displacement, and interference."
"Reviewed for upcoming test on momentum and work. Discussed several problems involving changing forms of energy with work being done. Also focused on solving inelastic collision problems involving multiple bodies. Finished by reviewing impulse and how it relates to work and momentum."