Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We reviewed concepts in kinematics and momentum and applied them to simulations using VPython. We also completed practice problems from the text."
"We covered various topics as a post-midterm review. While the student's Math grades have been increasing since we started working together, her physics scores have not, so we will be focusing more on that in the future. I left her with some extra problems at the end, as well as some methodology guidelines to improve her practice. No real concerns at this time, though I may start to worry if her physics scores don't come up soon."
"Today we covered sound and mainly focused on the decibel equation. We also went over the inverse square law required to answer a long problem solving the difference in decibel values. We briefly reviewed the lab assignment and covered characteristics of velocity, frequency, and wavelength and how they are affected by a shortening string."
"We continued working on problems on work and energy. We also introduced the topic momentum and impulse, after which we worked on a couple of problems. She is more comfortable with this topic compared to work and energy. Her upcoming exam will include both of these topics, so we will need to practice a few more work and energy problems before we can be sure that she is comfortable with it."
"We covered 2D projectile motion conceptually, and then one example problem from the student's homework. The student just needs help in learning the concepts of different domains, units, variable names and nomenclature, and the kinematic equations. He can recall conceptual insight if guided, so I will be working to develop strategies to help him visualize problems on his own and also utilize the same 3 equations used for every type of kinematic motion problem."
"We worked on several problems using the work-energy principle Ei + Wnc = Ef. We also discussed energy conservation law (Ei=Ef), elastic potential energy, "universal" potential energy, and work done. I asked the student to work on practice problems for homework."