Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student is starting impulse and momentum, so we went over the chapter and spent the rest of the time doing practice problem on that subject. We also discussed the similarities between impulse/momentum and work/energy."
"We reviewed energy, particularly rotational energy problems and complex problems involving energy. The student needed improvement on a quiz that asked conceptual energy and momentum equations, so we reviewed that as well."
"Today, we covered how to apply forces to a number of Atwood and pulley systems. We also learned how to apply forces at angles and then combined all of the above. This stemmed from a discussion of Newton's three laws."
"Tonight the student and I covered some force questions related to tension in a system. It seems like he is showing some progress. We've agreed to begin meeting twice a week."
"We practiced using work and energy concepts in preparation for her coming test. We worked on a quiz that went well. Initially using work was a confusing idea for her but now it is very simple. She has one last test and a final coming up."
"We went through momentum. She has an exam on Wednesday and was having a little trouble understanding which equation to use. We went through the worksheet that her teacher provided for her to solidify this."
"We took an in-depth conceptual look at momentum and collisions. We did a couple of calculation problems. The student got an A on her last test. No concerns."
"Went over circular motion, simple harmonic motion, spring problems, centripetal acceleration, and conservation of energy. The student was awesome to work with and immediately picked up on everything that we went over."
"They have a test on Physics coming up so need my help on the test prep package, which has 25 multiple-choice questions. We managed to solve them quickly. They have good basics in the concepts being tested on, but needed my help when it came to combining those concepts to solve complicated problems. What I did was to train their ability to synthesize information with the basic physics principles. They should do well in the test now with more practice."
"The student and I began by finishing the last few questions on her lab report. Then we picked up her homework set where we left off last week - more problems about projectile motion. We skipped over a couple of problems dealing with maximum range, which her class will likely cover this week. Lastly we tackled a free response question designed to mimic those on the AP exam, but we didn't finish it."
"I covered the velocity chapter, and we solved the some of the questions on the textbook together. She knows the basic concept, but had trouble with how to apply some of the equations to the real questions. After I explained and gave her some hints, she was able to do the rest of questions on her own."
"On the 12th the student and I went over the work and energy concepts that are going to be on the AP test. She has the AP study guide, so we worked out of that, going over the lesson and the examples in the text. We are staying ahead of the material that she is going through in class, so we are going through it as an introduction to keep her ahead of the curve. She understood most of the concepts well, but going over it in class will help too."