Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today was spent reviewing for the student's exam on waves, sound, and light. We spent the session going through a practice test provided by her professor. The topics covered included the properties of waves, standing waves, harmonics, wave velocity, light, diffraction, and plane mirrors. She has a good handle on the equations necessary. We reviewed pretty thoroughly, and she feels confident about the material."
"Today was a long session due to the nature of the homework. This one involved projectile motion air resistance and sliding problems. The student had some gaps remembering the projectile motion concepts of physics. Therefore, we spent a good amount of time reviewing fundamental vector calculus. We have to meet more frequently to ensure she not only has very solid foundations but that she's also keeping up with the class. I'm not worried because I know she is going to make time for it."
"The student and I discussed a rather difficult wave mechanics problem, which required some extended proofs starting with Maxwell's equations. After successfully explaining this problem, we began to tackle a few different electromagnetism problems. Primarily, these problems dealt with Lenz's law and specific applications like generators."
"The student and I went over multiple choice and short answer Physics problems from past years' assessment exams. He was very receptive, and by the end of the session, he demonstrated that he understood the material by solving the problems correctly."
"The student and I went over some practice problems and old tests regarding induction of current and induction of magnetic fields. This served to help him gain confidence in handling the next test. We will have a session in person on Friday."
"The student and I went over the concepts behind rotational motion and the relationship of tangential velocity to angular velocity and radius (vt=r*omega). We also went over calculating arc distances, using trigonometry and the the small angle approximation. We also covered some of rotational kinetic energy."