Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"During this session the student and I went over her most recent exam. She said she was very rushed for time and felt like she spent more time on questions she had studied than questions she hadn't, since she actually knew how to solve them. When we went over questions she missed, many of them were because she hadn't read through the question closely, and they made sense to her once we reviewed them. We'll work on this."
"The student and I worked through his latest physics problem set on fluid mechanics, the Archimedes principle, buoyant force, and equations of motion (and forces necessary for equilibrium conditions to exist) for floating objects, pressure, compressibility, the continuity equation and Bernoulli's equation for solving the motion of an incompressible fluid moving through pipes of different sizes and elevations. I think he grasped it well -- we probably worked carefully through five or six problems, and he was going to go back to the problem set on his own to work the problems out, which is a good idea. I think he is well on his way to grasping the concepts and the approach to working out these types of problems on his own."
"We went through a problem set on nuclear physics. The student caught an error on my part when I forgot to subtract two electron masses from a helium isotope when finding the mass of its nucleus! We had a very enjoyable session, and I think his understanding of the material is now sufficient for the AP test."
"We began by going through several mock tests and worksheets. The student did very well on these. We then created a more comprehensive mind map with all of our key words and definitions so all of the information is on one study sheet. We then did some of the questions in the workbook. For next time, I asked her to look at the study materials on the disk from her book to see if anything is helpful."
"Reviewed an old AP Chemistry Exam MC. I will be emailing Homework to complete by the next class. I was also surprised that the student had not completed a thermodynamics chapter in school since AP exam is next month. At this point the student needs to practice past AP exams, since she has the exam in 6 weeks."
"The student and I had a great session. She has a test coming up dealing with pendulums and harmonic motion. We worked through old homework assignments, and several reviews to help her with those questions. She is in pretty good shape for the test, and I think she's happy with her progress today."