Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I finished his English essay on armed guards in schools. We also worked on his physics review, reviewing problems with blocks on inclined planes. We used force, normal force, frictional force, gravity, acceleration, velocity, kinetic energy, potential energy."
"The student and I went back to some old sections in her workbook and explored different topics. Today we focused on reviewing momentum and impulse."
"In today's session, we covered general approaches to physics, including how to minimize memorization of formulas by grouping them into categories. We also went over unit analysis and a few specific questions."
"We reviewed concepts in physics and chemistry. For physics, we reviewed the units of common quantities and their base units. We also talked about Ohm's law, capacitors and types of energy. For chemistry, we talked about chemical vs physical changes and identifying types of mixtures."
"We reviewed displacement, distance, speed, velocity, and acceleration. The student completed an online lab examining distance, velocity, and acceleration. We then went over the graphs of each. We practiced using some example problems using graphs. We ended with looking at acceleration due to gravity and some practice problems."
"We reviewed electric fields and their associated forces. The student seems strong on Coulomb's law, and we reviewed the one problem that she was struggling with. She will attempt several variations of the problem this week, and we will go over them next session. We had an overview of electric potential and its relationship to gravitational potential and discussed drawing electric field lines vs. lines of equipotential. She will have lab this week that will involve drawing equipotential lines, and we will discuss it more in depth next session. She seems to have started to understand the concept of electric potential, but we will continue to work on it in later sessions. Her course begins this week, so there will be assigned problems that we can review in upcoming sessions."