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"Ellen's Session Fifteen Tutoring Review
During Ellen's fifteenth session we focused on Tutoring Goal(s) 2, 3, 4, and 5 which involved teaching her to problem solve, building Ellen's confidence, working on her homework, and identifying areas that Ellen may not have understood during her professor's lectures. Again Ellen was full of numerous questions with regards to theories she has been thinking about, behaviors in space, and other topics that have been covered in class.
This session concentrated on learning Newton's Laws.
We discussed the different forces in depth and their equal and opposite properties.
We developed numerous free body diagrams on various objects around the living room as well as made up examples.
We derived the necessary equations from our free body diagrams to solve for the magnitude of force for any given force acting on an object.
We discussed how to determine and declare the positive and negative directions in free body diagrams and their various affects on the derived equations.
Ellen's Homework and our Plan for Session XVII: Our next session is scheduled for Wednesday, October 29th, at 6pm.
We will review Ellen's algebra homework, exam, and any physics homework along with her quiz.
We will review more physics concepts and how to use, set-up, and apply the equations she is learning in class.
Notes: Ellen did an outstanding job today working on some very difficult mathematical equations in physics! She seems to do exponentially better in math when she confronts it in physics. I am going to begin relating her normal algebra studies to physics as much as possible in the hopes that she may become more interested in algebra!
Ellen's next sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, October 30th, at 6pm and Sunday, November 3rd, at 2pm. Please let me know if you would like to make any changes to our Tutoring Plan, our remaining scheduled sessions, or if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.
Ellen has fast become the type of student that is an absolute treasurer to teach. Her curiosity and aptitude with regards to physics make our sessions very rewarding for me, and I hope that Ellen will continue to excel in her studies!
Thank you,
Tara Haley Magierski"