Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I covered force, mass, acceleration, contact force, trigonometry, 1-D motion, work, and kinetic energy. She did not struggle with much. She showed great work and easily worked through the problems with me."
"The student and I covered Gauss's law. I broke it down, step by step, defining the relevant terms (electric flux, Gaussian surface) first. I showed her that if she can figure out the correct Gaussian surface to use (one that matches the symmetry of the problem), then the rest of the problem is easy. I told her that luckily, there are only so many situations the AP physics course can throw at you. We then went over what Gaussian surfaces are appropriate in what contexts. She was then able to solve the AP problem."
"The student and I covered general chemistry, and she worked on her online homework. Going forward, I asked her to send me the course material before we meet, which she agreed to do."
"The student and I covered kinematic equation usage in 1 dimensional problems as well as Newton's second law and connections between the two. The student only needed basic instruction in how to work through the problems and how to associate some more difficult connections. They were very receptive to working through problems they brought up and were very clear when further explanation was needed. I advised the student with general strategies for working through physics problems and how to begin tackling seemingly difficult problems."
"The student and I covered kinematics in physics. We completed one problem together, and I helped her set up the X and Y components of velocity. We expect to talk more tonight as she completes more problems."
"The student and I covered Kinetic and Potential Energy, Calculating Work using Energy and Force, the concepts of Force, and Power. We also practiced reading and understanding word problems. The student's strength lies in working with equations, but she struggled with the concepts involved in these areas. I found that having her think through what is physically happening in the equations helped her to understand the concepts they represent. Once she understood what was going on, she was quick to grasp what was expected of her in problems and her outlook became more positive. I taught her the 3 steps of reading and solving a physics problem, which helps the student to focus on different parts of the problem and figure out what they need to do to solve it."