Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"In this session, we reviewed forces and free body diagrams for the student's make-up test on Wednesday. She wanted the most help with tension and incline plane problems. She needed a little guidance with understanding where some forces were equal and where some forces added up. She was very confident about her test."
"We covered inclined-plane problems, Newton's Second and Third Laws, how the two forces in an action-reaction pairing do not cancel out because they are acting on separate objects, how to draw the force-body diagram for several situations, and how the threshold force is the force of friction necessary to be equal and opposite to the parallel component of gravity in an inclined-plane problem."
"The student was preparing for an upcoming test on Newton's laws (particularly the 2nd) and their application to various common situations (inclined plane, friction, pulleys, two-dimension applied forces). I think she ended up getting the concepts pretty well, and should concentrate on breaking the problems down into their most fundamental elements (especially with force diagrams). I think she will do well on her exam."
"We worked on problems that involved forces applied on objects. This includes how forces accelerates objects. She is improving. I did not give HW as she is studying for a test and I will see her again Tuesday."
"We covered projectile motion and vectors today for her test tomorrow. I felt that it went well; she has problems from her class that she can work on tonight for further preparation."
"We covered what was going to be on the student's test, which was momentum and work energy. My packet seems to be helping her enormously to connect the dots between principles of physics. No concerns for this session. She is getting the concepts much better."
"Today, we prepared for the student's quiz for tomorrow. She had questions about the concepts so we reviewed her notes and redid her teacher's examples. This gave her a much better understanding of free body diagrams, friction forces, tension forces, and Newton's Second Law. After that we did her homework problems which were good practice for the quiz as well and were the same concepts as the examples. The student understood everything by the end of the night."
"The student and I covered rotational velocity, acceleration, and force. We went over a problem from last week that his class was studying. He seemed to understand the rotational concepts very well. I don't have any concerns from this session."
"Discussed the parts of a scientific paper. Helped the student write the introduction and gave him direction on what to include in his procedures, results and conclusions."
"We went over an angular motion quiz that the student had last week. He understands how to do the problems now. We also went over momentum, which he has already mastered."
"We looked at work and energy and power. Since she has a test on Friday I thought it best to work on getting the concepts down solid so she has the ability to practice at home to finish preparing for the test. She has a good grasp of the mathematics behind the concepts."
"We went over the multiple choice that she didn't get from her last test. I had her go through the questions and explain her thought process to me so I could see what happened. Some of the questions she just guessed on and some she made mistakes but overall she understood the concepts. She gets her mistakes now. She is going to go back through her other tests and we are going to go over them next session."