Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed her test together in preparation for her re-taking it. We did each and every problem together. We discussed these equations and practiced using them on each problem. She did seem to know how to use them better after we reviewed them. I think she just needs more practice using the equations, and I asked her to complete some extra problems in her text book that focus on these equations. We will meet again this weekend to practice more and prepare for her to retake the test."
"During this session we went over electrostatics. There wasn't much to cover since the student just started the topic but we went through his notes did a couple of question he got for homework, then some practice questions, and some online questions. Overall this session went well."
"The student and I covered his first physics exam and several other problems from the homework he thinks will be on the extra credit exam Monday; covering chapters 2 and 3. The problems focused on understanding the relationship between x and y translation equations and how they apply to bodies in motion."
"We covered refraction of light in different substances, something that the student really needed help with. We went over Snell's law and applied it to a few problems that he had as exercise from class. Going over this formula really helped him to understand the topic clearer and to be able to solve the problems in his worksheet."
"Today we covered the theory of angular motion, Angular velocity, angular acceleration, circular displacement, units to measure angles and angular movement. We also reviewed the concepts of free body diagram to analyze forces. The student struggles with this concept. I worked with her solving problems about analyzing forces, weight, friction. I explained her the best ways to start solving a Forces problem. She's improving her understanding because she's getting the main idea of how to do it. She just needs more practice."
"Today we worked on the first two sections of chapter 8, momentum and impulse. These questions mostly involved setting up the before-after picture, and then using conservation of momentum. Moving forwards, more practice with translating the problem into a picture will help with setting up the relevant equation."