Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We were able to review a practice test. His test is the following day. He has a good understanding on the material and with additional reviewing, he will be ready for his exam."
"We went over chapter 8 - Intro to metabolism. Key topics discussed, first half of practice test taken, and discussed corrections."
"Covered content in rotational motion and inertia, derived relevant equations. Worked on problem set for these topics in preparation for exam."
"Topics covered included torque principles, period and tangential velocities calculations for large orbiting bodies. The student picked up on the concepts fairly quickly."
"Went over the details of DNA replication, including all of the enzymes involved and the directionality of DNA strands."
"We worked on balancing equations, stoichiometry and different types of reactions. We also reviewed briefly for the student's geometry quiz containing polynomial factoring and expanding."
"Today, I helped the student review his homework and suggested problems on relativity, focusing on Lorentz transformations."
"The student got an A on her last test. She's doing well. At this point, I feel my tutoring is very helpful, but she might pass the course without me. Very good feeling."
"Session Six Tutoring Review During the student's second session, we focused primarily on Tutoring Goal(s) 3 and 4 which involved helping her with any difficulties in her assigned homework and problem solving techniques. We spent the entire session reviewing her assigned homework problems and the basics of solving physics' problems. Below is a synopsis of the topics we discussed: We reviewed the importance of a frame of reference in physics and how a physics' problem changes based on the frame of reference. We discussed proper problem set-up including identifying the variables, the variable we are solving for, and diagramming the scenario to visualize the problem. We discussed how to use the algebraic equations to solve for variables and how in most problems multiple equations and steps will need to be taken. We discussed setting equations equal to each other in order to solve for a common variable. Student's Homework and our Plan for Session III: Our next session is scheduled for Tuesday at 6pm. I asked her to practice problem set-up and to solve both sides of one of the more difficult problems that we worked in order to understand why we set them equal to each other. Tuesday we will have a brief overview of any concepts that she may not have understood during her lectures and assigned homework and review her homework as needed. Notes: She grasped the majority of the concepts that were covered in her homework once I explained how to visualize and set them up. She is a brilliant student, and she understands the concepts and how to apply them with barely any direction! I enjoyed working with the student, and I look forward to helping her to love physics!"
"We discussed tension and other forces in pulley systems. We worked through problems and reviewed a lab assignment."
"New concepts: Fluids. Previous concepts: Conservation of momentum. Linear and angular speed and acceleration. The student has one regular exam and a final coming up. The first exam is at the end of the week after Thanksgiving. We're planning to get a couple of review sessions in earlier that week."
"The student has a lab where he has to build a sturdy bridge out of balsa wood. He designed a bridge and we cut out the pieces and laid out a plan for how he could complete the bridge himself."