Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"A strong session over capacitance and resistance and elementary circuits. We discussed capacitor theory in some detail, and we also introduced superconductors and the critical point concept. We'll move into Kirchhoff's laws next session."
"Since our last session the student had taken two quizzes, both of which he had done well on. We extensively reviewed the quizzes so that he would understand the concepts he had missed. We then went over thermal expansion, which he had wanted to review some more. We looked at how thermal expansion equations work and how they are applied. He understood the concepts well after our review."
"During this session the student and I went through atomic and nuclear physics. We reviewed the relevant concepts and equations in addition to working on a few practice problems. We also began discussing electricity and magnetism and will continue during our next session."
"We went through Coulomb's law, electrical fields, potential energy, and voltage. I gave questions on each and also went over the hw that I gave the student. I assigned her the questions at the end of the chapters to complete."
"The student took a practice AP exam for class today. She almost got to a 4. Overall, she is showing excellent problem solving skills."
"The student is nearing the end of his course and as such has a final to take as well as the AP exam. He said that he felt comfortable with the multiple choice theory questions. We worked through a couple problems from some practice AP exams. He wanted to focus on electrostatics and modern physics so we made sure to try a few problems like those. We also found a great website that he can pull past tests (with answer keys) from to aid him in his studies. We'll continue to review for his finals going forward."
"The student had a physics final coming up and wanted to prepare for it. We did practice problems covering entropy, ideal gas law, and radiation from an object."
"The student and I spent the whole day preparing for her AP Physics test. We started with covering lenses and mirrors, then went on to a brief overview of atomic and nuclear physics. We then started working on practice problems from a previous exam."
"Today we did several previous AP exam free response problems. The topics we went over were forces, kinematics, work, springs, centripetal motion, momentum, pendulums, and energy. He remembers a lot of the concepts and equations, and only needed a little bit of reminding on some topics. Overall I think he knows those topics and will do well on them for the AP exam."
"The student and I discussed modern physics and magnetism, both of which her teacher has not had time to discuss in class before the AP exam. She did well with taking in a lot of information, and we made progress on problems relating to magnetism."
"The student and I switched gears this week and worked on AP Physics instead of our normal SAT prep. We worked on practice AP problems together on topics ranging from mechanics and torque to electricity and magnetism. She still needs to focus on memorizing some of the formulas for the test (since they aren't provided for the first half of the exam), but once she has the formulas down, she will do well."
"We reviewed concepts in Newton's laws, force body diagrams, circuit diagrams, magnetic force on a particle, etc. We applied these concepts to various practice problems provided by the teacher for review and additional difficult problems integrating multiple concepts."