Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This was the first meeting and I believe that it went well. He shows that he understands all the material covered in class. If I ask questions piece by piece, he can answer with 100 percent accuracy. I have no doubt that he will do well in this class."
"We covered projectile motion. We spent most of the time working on a problem involving a projectile launched at an angle and a certain velocity. Then we spent the rest of the time working on the same thing, just off of a cliff. She has not covered these problems in class yet, but she will soon."
"We went over some calculus problems that she had problems with in preparation for her exam on Friday. Overall, they were just clarification questions and she seemed to understand them once I had explained the concepts behind the problems."
"We focused on preparing him for his midterm. This consisted of projectile motion, free-fall and conceptual questions. I have some methods that would assist him in better preparing himself for exams and quizzes."
"For this session, we covered what would be expected on his upcoming physics exam reviewing constant velocity and its representation in graphs. We went over a provided practice exam tailored to what he is learning. Afterwards we covered a few math concepts such as substitution and elimination."
"We covered work, energy (kinetic, gravitational potential, elastic potential), coefficient of friction, and spring constant and their equations and their meanings. I did leave her with a small assignment of writing all her equations down on one sheet of paper (and filling in more equations as she goes along) to make the class easier for her. I didn't see any grades or scores, and I have no concerns from the session."
"We reviewed the concepts and mathematics related to Newton's laws of motion through practice problems. We discussed spring force and friction force. The student completed a homework assignment including all of these topics. We also reviewed units and unit conversions."
"The student did quite well in the free-body diagrams. She has a very good understanding of these concepts when we walk through them together."
"Today we covered 6 sample problems from the textbook, worked through them entirely and checked our answers against the key. These problems covered the concepts of gravitational force, normal force, frictional force, using trigonometry to separate x and y components of force, equilibrium states, angular velocity, and centripetal acceleration. The student is good at setting up a problem by drawing a diagram, and identifying known and unknown values. The student will continue working through the practice problems for her next test. This will improve her familiarity with the concepts and equations that will be covered. We are currently planning to meet again on 10/10 before her test on Wednesday."
"We completed his lab on vectors - graphing, measuring components and angles, and calculating angles, resultants and components. He had a few questions, but has made significant progress since the first time we looked at the lab. He asks about the directions of the vectors or where the angles are measured from, but was able to figure most of them out on his own."
"We covered some of the fundamental topics for the student's 11th grade Physics course, such as distance/displacement, speed/velocity, and acceleration. We overviewed some of the basic relationships between these variables, and then followed up by going through several problems off of a review sheet. Question types included calculations and graph/function based relationships. Some of the other concepts tested included differences between vector and scalar variables and dimensional analysis. The student will continue to study for his physics test on Tuesday."
"We looked in depth at circular motion and briefly introduced work and energy. She will have her test scores for her first test next lesson which should help gauge progress. The student seemed confident today and didn't seem to be having concerns with anything. Did quite a few conceptual questions to try to develop a good foundation for the math and calculation later on."