Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In algebra: We reviewed homework problems about division of high order polynomials. The student had some issues with setting up the equation and carrying down 0's when a variable is missing in the order. After showing how to bring them down/ignore them, she was able to keep better track of her solution. She was able to figure out how to divide the factors into the HOP very well. In physics: We reviewed energy and its conservation using examples of various objects in motion and determining what energy they had at different stages. She had some trouble understanding the ratios in an object tossed in an arc, but we worked through each stage to show how energy changes. I used a free fall example to determine total energy, potential energy and kinetic energy at different stages of descent and the student was able to solve for the object's speed; she was also able to explain how the speed and energies were related."
"Covered torque, circular motion, gravitational motion, and gravitational forces. The student didn't have much trouble with any of the topics. I tried to emphasize the fundamentals so he could apply that knowledge to any problem. I think he'll do great on his upcoming quiz."
"The student and I discussed some concepts from basic kinematics. We did some of her homework problems that involved projectile motion. She said she felt that her book didn't provide enough worked examples, so I suggested to her a book that has more worked examples."