Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student was dealing with two-dimensional projectile motion, and how to set up those problems to solve them. He sometimes had difficulty organizing all the information in a problem, which mainly takes practice to resolve, but he was getting a little better at seeing things by the time we got to the end."
"Today the student and I worked on his lab report on free fall and reflex response time. We worked on manipulating the free fall equation to give you response time and then used that to work through his data. He was a little rusty on the displacement equation and the algebraic manipulation needed there, but seemed more proficient with it by the end and his answers to the free response questions showed he understood the material well."
"We worked on reviewing concepts and problems from the last three chapters. The student has a test coming up. We covered topics that were not covered last time - dielectric materials, and resistance of bulk materials. We did extra problems involving RC circuits, equivalent capacitance, resistivity, and power. We created a few of our own additional questions and altered questions from the book to make them more interesting."
"Today the student and I covered the first four problems from a comprehensive review in preparation for her upcoming physics final."
"Today was our first meeting for physics, so we discussed a lot of new ideas and concepts. The first two chapters are on the reflection or light, and the way light is bent through telescopes. There are many different types of mirrors, including multiple surfaces, and convex and concave mirrors. Each has a different way of reflecting light, and different formulas. Lenses can also be convex or concave, and have their own formulas respectively. The math that accompanies these concepts is not too intensive, but the ideas behind the concepts can be confusing. The student is asking very good questions, and seems to be picking up on these ideas pretty well."
"Today we covered the practice problems that the student had emailed me a few weeks ago in order to prep her for her physics classes, which start in two weeks. Topics covered today were 1D linear kinematics, average velocity, average acceleration, and word problems."