Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I started reviewing for her physics comps. We went over energy, Newton's laws, momentum, and the problems she missed on the review packet she just got back."
"We finished up a calculus worksheet, then reviewed for the physics test, working through practice problems involving vectors and motion in one dimension."
"This was our last meeting before the final exam. We did a quick overview of the material in the course that was giving the student trouble, then we looked at the practice problems that the professor had given the class. He had gotten through most of the practice problems on his own without any trouble."
"The student and I covered waves during this session. We talked about transverse, longitudinal, standing, compression, sound, and light waves. We talked about nodal and antinodal points. We solved problems from her homework that involved the principle of superposition of waves. She has just a few chapters left and will take her final in two weeks. She seems to be feeling comfortable about the class, but we will have a big review session before she takes her final."
"We did a quick review of limits before focusing on physics. We went through vector addition, the relationships between the position, velocity and acceleration functions, projectile motion, rotational motion, and Newton's first two laws. The student is doing well with vector addition and using it to determine net force and acceleration and total velocity. We reviewed what the unit vectors i and j mean and breaking a vector up into its x- and y-component parts. He is doing better working with the rotational motion equations and we looked at how the rotational equations for non-uniform rotation resemble the linear motion equations for accelerating objects."
"We covered vector addition and unit conversion. I gave him displacement problems to calculate resultant vectors, average velocity and average speed. I had to remind him again how to draw vectors on a graph paper and how to solve for the magnitude using the Pythagorean theorem."