Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student and I had her first session. She needed help with Chapter 21 (21.2 and 22.3). The chapter deals with magnetism. We completed all but two of her homework problems. The remaining two were just like two that we did together. Most of the confusion was in setting up the equations after reading the story problems. Therefore, I believe we need to work on visualizing what the problems are asking for and then selecting the correct equations. Once we get the problems set up, she has no problem doing the simple algebra required to solve for the answer."
"During today's session, we went over the questions from his quiz. Then we started reviewing topics that will be covered on his final exam."
"In today's session we covered concepts such as thin film lenses, general optics, reflection and refraction, Young's double-slit experiment, Young's double slit with lens (phase shifting) and phase shifting generalities."
"Today the student and I went over the final exam for the course he took last semester, which covered aspects of fluid dynamics, interference, P-v diagrams, specific heat capacity, and work and heat transfer."
"Today we did a lot of work understanding uncertainty generation, propagation, and relation to error analysis in an experimental context. We also worked through some kinematics problems and uniform circular motion. As always, unit conversions are key to a correct answer, and we also spent some time discussing lab reports and finding ideas to help with the one the student has due on Friday."
"Today we discussed the fundamentals of simple circuits. We studied electroscopes, their function and behavior around charges; we studied the formulas for current flowing through a circuit in terms of charge; and we studied Ohm's and Joule's law of electricity. We solved 7 problems covering all these concepts."