Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today, the student and I covered one-dimensional free-fall, two-dimensional projectile motion and forces. For the forces, we used a homework app that asked to draw force body diagrams for various situations (pushing a bookcase, football dropping, etc.) After showing how the work in relation to gravity and applied force, was able to answer questions with little to no help. We then reviewed the kinematic equations in a free-fall problem relating time of a ball being dropped to the sound reaching the person on a cliff. He was able to solve for the height of cliff by determining relationship of two events. I introduced him to 2D projectile motion and how the kinematic equations are used in the x and y directions separately and then related. I then stressed importance of drawing out free-body diagrams and projectile (1D and 2D) scenarios to have a better understanding of what forces, etc. are at work and to set up questions to list known and unknown variables. He seems to have a strong understanding of material and picks up on and applies new information very well."
"Student is getting very good at converting, using significant figures, and scientific notation. We continued to work on more complex conversion problems and equations. I left him to do some additional problems involving converting volumes into grams through density."
"Today we worked on properties of liquids, used diagrams to determine solubility of solids and gases, talked about how IMF's determine some of these properties. The student did well with these. She did very well converting between molarity, molality, finding mass and mole fraction."