Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Introduced the student to refraction and thin lenses by comparing and contrasting to reflection and mirrors. Discussed how index of refraction is determined, and reviewed Snell's law to predict behavior/bending of light through various mediums. Reviewed scenarios of objects at different distances from lens to show how image is formed. He was able to recognize similarities to mirrors but also able to discern differences in path of light and how images are formed. Advised that he review a table in his text book that showed relationship between sign of object and image distance and focal length and how they affected position of the variables in lens scenarios."
"During this session we went through chapter 8 and specific problems. We were able to really get down to the root concepts and the student has been substantially improving since our first session. Since we are going over only one chapter at a time, compared to the first session, I can really focus on the details. Test strategies were reviewed. We are making great progress."
"Today we covered the topic of electricity of magnetism. We reviewed charges, electric fields, electric force, Coulomb's law, and compared charge and mass. First we reviewed concepts then we went on to practice questions."
"We worked some more on waves. I assigned the student a series of problems on calculating wavelengths, frequency, periods, and velocity. He was able to solve the majority of the problems and has now gotten a better grasp of the material and solves the problems more easily."
"In our session, we covered electric force, field, and potential with some rudimentary examples. Overall, the student doesn't seem too intimidated by it since, in general, there are only a handful of formulas to remember. This is good news!"
"The student seems to be getting the hang of what he needs to do between sessions to succeed in his classes! I got him to read and take notes from his physics textbook. This really helped, as his problems only dealt with the toughest problems in the textbook. I had to do very little teaching myself!"