Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I reviewed for his physics exam on nuclear physics. We covered alpha, beta, and gamma decay and particles. The two rules for nuclear reactions. And how to calculate energy from a nuclear reaction."
"For this session we covered concepts that would appear on the student's upcoming exam...We focused on electric fields, forces on point charges, and some circuits. We completed practice problems to facilitate understanding."
"We continued doing some review problems. Today we focused on forces and Newton's laws in two dimensions. We did ramp problems, practiced drawing free-body diagrams, and used Newton's laws to find accelerations of bodies in two dimensions."
"Today, we finished the section of electromagnetics and began some wave mechanics. Specifically, we started with a review of Ampere's law, Faraday's law, and flux. Then, we looked at magnetic dipole moments and returned to Faraday's law to make electric generators. After working out the RMS values for voltage and current in AC generators, we looked at the reactance and impedance equations for active circuits and the rules for capacitors and inductors (ELI ICE). This finished EnM. Next, the student had a question on a rail gun design and how it would work. Then, we began wave mechanics. We went over the vocabulary for wave components and made the general wave equation as a function of space and time."
"Today, we met to go over some physics review. I was pleased to hear that the student got a 90% on the latest exam, and we should be able to get her into good shape for this next one. Topics were mostly rotational today, in that they covered uniform circular motion. We talked a lot about orbital mechanics and also a bit about cars."
"Today, we practiced and discussed concepts for a test tomorrow. Mostly, we focused on concepts and calculations involving vectors and mixed dimensional analysis. We completed some practice problems in vector concepts and dimensional analysis from worksheets. The student felt confident in his abilities at the close of the session."