Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered centroids in two dimensions this session. We worked problems including finding basic centroids for geometry, as well as defining geometry for a given centroid position. The student grasped the content and method easily, and is able to implement solutions for all types of basic centroid problems."
"Today we covered a range of topics in solutions chemistry, including osmolarity, molarity, a review of iso-, hypo-, and hypertonic solutions, responses to these solutions, equilibrium constant calculations, saturation, and pH. Additionally, we worked through how to incorporate all of these concepts into our calculations, and discussed general acid-base chemistry. The student has gotten much better at the algebra part of chemistry and was able to swiftly complete problems today."
"Today we covered Shear stress and strain. He mentioned that the problem we went over the most this past week was on his quiz, and he got it! So, I'm really glad we went over it. Tonight's session was new material."
"We went over the student's dynamics homework assignment using Newton's second law. I answered his questions and we worked through one problem together. He is getting a better understanding of the concepts and is able to work on his own."
"Today's class was focused mostly around work. The student had just started this topic in his class, but we were able to finish the entire unit's worth of material. Throughout our sessions, I have noticed that he is picking up new material much more quickly."
"In this tutoring session, we tackled 6 problems from Chapter 12. These problems focused on incorporating rotational energy and angular momentum into our understanding of physics. A significant part of this can be finding the center of mass and the angular moment of inertia. The calculus involved when finding these is non-trivial. For one problem that requires us to find the center of mass, I was going to remind the student about where the equations come from, glossing over the derivation from Riemann sums, so that we could use the equations. She stopped me, and we took the time to go over the derivation. Functionally, we ended up reviewing core of a Calculus I course. When we finished the Chapter 12 problems, the student indicated that she wanted to dive back into the Chapter 12 material to find some of the harder moment of inertia calculations, which is what we will do on Friday."