Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered electricity and magnetism for her test tomorrow. I think she now understands it quite well."
"We reviewed early quantum theory, model of the atom, nuclear physics and radioactivity. It was a pleasure working with the student."
"The student and I discussed Lenz's law and magnetic flux. She has a test on magnetism tomorrow, so we also reviewed magnetic fields and magnetic force."
"Today we looked at the nature of science closer with a few investigations using two mystery cubes and a mystery tube. Through observation, the student was able to make supported hypotheses about what was on the bottom side of the two cubes and what was inside the mystery tube. We discussed how thinking about these problems (and other problems in science) help our brains to grow and help us to problem solve in new ways (with problems in and beyond science). She took an assessment on what we have covered so far in our tutoring sessions. This assessment involving similar problems to what is found on the Physics assessment shows she has made progress in the last week. I especially noticed how she was able to find the correct process and formula for each problem. We ended the session by looking at kinetic energy and doing some calculations."
"Today we reviewed concepts for vectors and scalars from our previous session and conducted a brief discussion about motion graphs from her recent lessons in class. We specifically discussed the connections between position vs. time, velocity vs. time, and acceleration vs. time associated with the slope and area under the curve for each graph. Connections were made to the shape of each graph (specifically the slope) and what information may be deemed from each graph (i.e. from a position/time graph, what does the slope of the line demonstrate in terms of V and A?). Additional materials were added to a Google Drive folder and shared with the student for future studies."
"Today we reviewed displacement, velocity, acceleration, and force. By the end of the session, the student was able to do a simple problem that involved determining all four of these quantities with a diagram and some given information. We then started to look at work and energy. She took notes and was attentive."