Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During our first session we reviewed forces and motion. She and I reviewed solving for force, mass, and acceleration and after doing many examples she improved her ability a great deal. We also talked about measuring forces on the x vs. y axes and again she was able to distinguish between the two by the end of our session. Overall, she improved her knowledge a great deal and is more confident about her performance on her upcoming exam."
"We covered the basics of motion with constant acceleration in one direction. The student said she understood the physics much better at the end of the session."
"The student and I continued to work on problems concerning uniform acceleration. We reviewed class lecture slides, as well as going over worksheets he was given in class."
"We went over the test for electrostatics, reviewing Coulomb's Law, electric fields, and electric potential. We went over what happens when excess charges are transferred to conductors, the charge flow between the conductor and charged object, or to insulators, when the charges rest on the surface and will not flow until contact with something that is able to accept the charges is made, like a ground (completing a circuit). We also went over sound intensity and how the intensity, the energy/area, is related to the distance from the source. Since the intensity is inversely proportional to the area, it is inversely proportional to the square of the distance."
"Yesterday the student and I did final review for her upcoming physics exam. We spent our time discussing practice problems on work and energy. Things went really well, and I hope the exam goes smoothly today!"
"Yesterday, I met the student for the first time. For yesterday's session, we talked about the topics of electrostatics. Specifically, we looked at quantification of charge, induction and grounding, electric force, electric fields, electric potential energy, electric potential (voltage), vector components of electric force and electric fields, electric dipole moment, electric flux, Gauss' Law, capacitors, and resistors. The student followed along excellently, often asking relevant questions whose answers required more advanced topics of electrodynamics, which we have scheduled for next session."