Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The first time meeting with the student was a good experience. We covered machine efficiency, levers, ramps, and Newton's law of Force, F=ma as well as work (work = force x distance). Within 10 minutes the light went on and he had an 'ah-ha' moment. We spoke about mnemonics as a way of assisting in memorization and recall. I left the student with the rest of his homework that he did not complete. He did, however, complete the majority of the questions that had previously prevented him from finishing. I left him ultimately with a good direction to be able to finish his homework by tomorrow morning. We will continue in the future by stressing how important it is to stretch the work load of studying and homework over the span of the allotted time period."
"We went over simple harmonic motion in physics, and the unit circle in trigonometry. By the end of the session, the student demonstrated he understood the work by solving the problems correctly."
"During this session we went over problems in the textbook on electrostatics. Overall this session went well."
"We reviewed projectile motion, and I introduced the student to a method for organizing variables and solutions. We then worked throughs several of her textbook problems to get used to the method. After she felt comfortable with those problems, we moved on to reviewing some homework that she didn't fully understand. She is doing well with understanding calculations and seems to have a good grasp on the underlying physics. Her first exam is in a few weeks, so we will begin reviewing in the next few sessions."
"We reviewed projectile motion, gravity, and static/kinetic friction using a computer modeling program. I then went over momentum and impulse. Together, we practiced a few problems. I left the student with a small homework assignment to continue practicing momentum and impulse. She did well today, improving on projectile motion and on conceptual understanding overall."
"We reviewed rotational momentum and prepared for the student's test. She had some difficulty visualizing the effect of torque on rotational momentum, but by the end of the session she had a better grasp of it."