Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We continued working on force, work and energy problems. Most of the questions today dealt with potential and kinetic energy and the law of conservation of energy."
"During our session, we summarized vectors and the basic functions using them - addition/subtraction, dot product, cross product, converting between polar and Cartesian coordinates. For each topic, the student worked two or three practice examples, and seemed much more comfortable with the information and the patterns involved. At the end of the session, we worked together on some of her velocity and acceleration homework. She had a good grasp of the material."
"We went over energy of conservation and momentum problems from a worksheet that I had provided to give the student additional practice on the topics."
"We went over the concepts on the student's physics test this week. He understands the material very well, but he needs to continue to review and go through practice problems to make sure he can tackle each type of problem he will see on the test."
"Today we covered the work-energy theorem, work, and conservative forces. We also briefly continued our discussion from previous lessons about free body diagrams and how to calculate the acceleration of connected objects on pulleys."
"We further discussed the idea of simplifying radicals, but this time we were simplifying radical expressions. We talked about combining like radicals, simplifying to find a like radical, using the distributive property and the FOIL method, using conjugates to eliminate radicals in the denominator, and using the Golden Ratio to solve problems. Again, the student didn't seem to have any trouble with the material. In science, we started talking about organic compounds-- what they are, how they're structured, and how they're represented. We talked mostly about hydrocarbons, the difference between saturated and unsaturated, different isomers, and benzene."