Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued making slow but steady progress in this session, particularly on momentum. She's putting in a lot of effort and with time should be able to do just fine."
"We worked through the first part of the student's practice midterm. This included problems with RC circuits (and Kirchhoff's rules for voltage). We also calculated the B-field and force caused by a B-field on moving charged particles."
"We went over the student's homework problems step by step and reviewed fundamental equations. He is to write out all the sample problems and equations from the chapter, as well as send me his next homework as soon as he gets it."
"The student and I completed problems that involved initial velocity, final velocity, time, vertical/horizontal displacement, vector addition, and acceleration due to gravity. I believe that he has a solid understanding of the concepts."
"We went over simple harmonic motion with respect to springs and pendulums and conservation of energy. Told the student to keep reviewing the notes from problems covered."
"We went over the next chapter, which is on momentum. I explained all the new concepts to her and then we did practice problems from her homework. I have told her to read the chapter again and take notes."
"The student and I continued discussing forces and how they affect motion. We worked on a homework packet that covered the summation of forces in the horizontal and vertical directions, breaking a slanted vector into its component forces."
"We covered a test the student is retaking today. There were only a couple of concepts he struggled with. We got those concepts down, and he will do well on his retake."
"We worked on and completed her Rube Goldberg experiment which required at least 10 energy transfers. The final step resulted in the making of trail mix by pouring it into a basket from two different smaller baskets."
"The student and I spent our time together preparing her for her physics exam. We went over major concepts in rotational motion, momentum and collisions and continued working on practice problems together that had been assigned as a practice exam."
"Friction on ramps; forces parallel and forces perpendicular to the surface; reviewed sin and cos and tan. The student got a 94 on his last test."
"We went over basic fluid dynamics including fluid density, pressure in steady water, Archimedes? principle, the continuity equation, and Pascal's principle. Covered problems in each subarea of fluid dynamics."