Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Review for test. We talked about physical resistors, i.e., how to calculate resistance if you know the shape of the resistor and resistivity. We set up a few basic circuits and calculated effective resistance. The student didn't struggle with these too much."
"The student and I reviewed what she learned in class that day, which will be the main focus on her Friday test. They are studying radioactivity and nuclear reactions, and she said that she had a good grasp on it, which she did. We did the majority of her homework together. I was able to clear up a few things and organize her tones a bit. We also went back to what we were doing last week and reviewed the right hand rule. She has a very good grasp on the skill, and there are a few special circumstances we will review next week. We also began to review the test she took on waves. We went through a few of the problems she missed and I took notes on other concepts we will review next week."
"Today we prepared for the student's physics final. We started with a brief review of the right-hand rule for magnetic force and field direction. We then went into magnetic induction, magnetic flux, Faraday's law, Lenz's law, and induced electromotive force. We discussed the primary examples for these kinds of problems, and proceeded to do a few practice problems. We then spent a little time on electric and magnetic field propagation."
"During this session we completed the last part of our review for electromagnetism, dealing mainly with the concept of radiation from a moving charge accelerated in a straight line or along a circular path. The derivations were restricted to non-relativistic motions only (meaning the velocity was assumed to be much smaller than the speed of light). We looked at the angular variation of the power distribution in this regime, as well as the total power emitted. Finally, we studied a quadrupole radiation when treated as the superposition of two dipoles."
"- Logarithms, exponents, rational function - No significant struggles. He didn't pick up the material in class, but as we went through a number of problems, he began to demonstrate understanding. There are some rules and concepts that he needs to remember."
"We did a several homework problems in ideal gases, fluids and pressures at different heights in a fluid; using unit conversion factors. She needs to work on applying equations and setting up problems. She in general needs to spend more time setting up problems: write out the general equation(s) that may apply, write out the known and unknown variables, and then work through it."
"We prepared for a bonus multiple choice test by testing the student on kinematics and Newton's laws. I quizzed him with creative problems for extra practice."
"Nuclear physics and relativity were the focus today. The student has a test coming up and we reviewed the material. He worked on a study packet. He understands the material."
"We reviewed the student's previous physics exam, which involved work, energy, and Newton's second law. We focused on incline problems. After a couple of practice problems he was a lot more comfortable with solving them."
"The student mentioned that he was struggling with the physics homework so we ended up doing some homework problems together. The homework mainly concentrated on waves. Specifically, we went through the Doppler Effect, displacement of a particle due to a wave passing by, and constructive/destructive interference of two waves."
"We went over various topics, including motion and force, in preparation for the student's final exam. By the end of the session, he demonstrated he understood the work by solving the problems correctly."
"I worked with the students for an hour each. I worked with Student 1 on waves, amplitude, refraction index, velocity, speed of light, and wave length. I worked with Student 2 on enthalpy, reduction, heat, and change in enthalpy."