Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Went over the student's circuit theory, voltage, current, resistivity, and power. We were able to finish his 41 problem homework packet in that time. I walked him through how to not only set up and solve the problem, but why it works the way it does using slightly more advanced techniques. He has no trouble whatsoever doing the math for these sorts of problems. We had just enough time left over to look at some circuit components I brought with me. I showed him some resistors, capacitors, diodes, vintage transistors, and op amps."
"The student was working on series and parallel resistor and capacitor circuits, and he basically just need some help setting up the junction and loop rules (Kirchhoff's rules), after which he was able to work out problems very well on his own. He is a very bright student and can see problems very well. He seems to be doing well with this material."
"The student and I started working on a science project on energy efficiency and conservation that she has to turn in next week. We'll be meeting again on Sunday to hopefully finish it. She also let me know that she got a B- on her last science test, which is great!"
"We talked about angular momentum coupling in separate and combined bases. Lots of nit picky little things. The student is learning fast - I would advise her to focus equally on conceptual and math skills. Usually, it is more important to focus on conceptual skills but QM is so math heavy that in this case math is very important."
"We talked about circuit analysis; specifically, Kirchhoff's laws and how to use them. We also talked a little bit about his lab work, though one of his questions required him to use a program to simulate a resistor. Other than that, he seems to be keeping up well with his class and wanted to talk about upcoming topics rather than past ones, which shows a high level of confidence and comfort with the material."
"We talked about electric field from continuous charge distributions, and I showed him the steps involved and how to go from differential elements of charge to an integrable function. I showed him how to apply this to an arc and to a ring to find field strength. Then, I introduced Gauss' Law, but we had to finish before we had completed the lesson."