Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered forces (units, net, frictional), significant figures, and dimensional analysis. The student struggled to determine the net forces as well as solving dimensional analysis questions. However, after trying a couple of dimensional analysis problems together, he was able to then do these problems on his own. When solving dimensional analysis questions, I taught him to always be mindful of the units he was solving for (as this would help him set his problem up)."
"The student and I covered his review packet in preparation for his exam. The topics were both conceptual and problem based and focused on inelastic collisions. We moved through the concepts relatively quickly with only a few issues. He seemed to do great with most of the topics with only a bit of a refresher needed on things like Newton's law of equal and opposite forces and the parallel with impulse. Remember that and the silly way that physics problems can be worded, and you will do great on that exam!"
"The student and I discussed angular momentum and general momentum conservation. I showed him a problem where neither linear momentum or angular momentum are conserved, but the total momentum is thus properly presenting the idea of momentum conservation."
"We covered part 2 and 3 of an assessment exam. We also covered another part 2 of an additional exam. Some of the tricky topics we went over involved energy conservation in a spring, wave phenomena, circuitry, magnetic fields, and electron levels. The student is doing well, and we will continue to go over parts 2 and 3 of multiple exams from her test book."
"We covered the principles of equivalent forces/moments, zero force members, static equilibrium, and method of joints. The student was determined to figure the material out and was quite pleased each time he was able to make new connections. Correspondingly, this rekindled a sense of accomplishment and a willingness to pursue his studies."
"The student prepared for his physics test, reviewing Newton's laws and sum of forces equations, rotational motion, the conservation of energy principle and energy equations both potential and kinetic and torque."