Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on a conclusion for an analogy activity in class. In class, she set up two projects involving water bottles, tubes, cups, and water. In the conclusion, she drew the analogy between the system setup in class and a circuit, including which objects represent what in the circuit. Her understanding of circuits so far is strong, and she did not struggle in understanding how the water system related to charge flow rate/bulb brightness/filament length/width."
"We reviewed for the student's test on light & lenses in his physics class. We spent the most time talking about and working with diagrams for determining the image created by lenses. We covered how to draw these images with both convergent and divergent lenses and how to determine whether the images were real or imaginary, increased or decreased (or similar) in size, and inverted or right-side up. We talked about the real world application of how a camera works, and we also clarified a few definitions and concepts from the notes he took in class today. I am sending the student a couple of webpages with valuable information and diagrams for these topics."
"The student & I went over the rest of her physics homework assignment, addressing net force, net torque, and calculation of moment of inertia. We have some issues interpreting the homework questions and course materials, but were able to make significant progress. She is a very quick study and easy to work with."
"The student and I reviewed logs and their properties for a pending midterm. There was a little difficulty solving for the expression and taking the natural log to solve for k or t. She caught on quickly after doing a few problems. Next we went over free body diagrams in Physics. This lesson was different in terms of the setup of forces. We hit a serious snag, but we figured out the correct way the instructor wanted the problem setup."
"Today, we completed the final physics lab that we started working on yesterday. We added the definitions of the technical terms and the sample calculations for percent uncertainty and for the initial velocity. We added more to the "Conclusion" section of the report and restructured the report overall. Overall, I think the lab is looking very, very good."
"The student has a test in Physics on waves and oscillations. She just needs to review that material that she has already learned since it requires recall of forces and energy. I wish her good luck."