Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went through her physics online portal questions for the entire session. These questions can be misleadingly tricky so I guided her through static electricity, electric charge diagrams, and the formulas associated therein."
"Tonight we covered more Lorentz force equation at right angles (both qvB and IlB) and Transformers (both Voltage vs. Number of turns and Power), and we also covered Series and Parallel Circuits with an example of using Kirchhoff's laws to solve a Theven Circuit."
"- Physics quarter exam review provided by teacher over all the previous topics we've covered together. - No grades/scores - Reading problems carefully and understanding what all is being asked for before answering. - He has an exam review guide that w"
"First, we reviewed a test on magnetic fields and forces which the student got an 87 out of 100 on. Then , we went over a study guide that covered AC generators, peak voltage, and how to use Ampere's law to determine the magnetic field surrounding a straight current carrying wire, the magnetic field inside a solenoid, and the magnetic field inside a toroid. Then the student asked to review kinematics and we spent the remainder of the session reviewing how to add vectors, how to break a vector into its components, and how to determine the angle of a vector if you had its components."
"We reviewed the concept of electrical energy and potential difference. We focused on so living problems where we equated these concepts with familiar concepts. We then used this to discuss electric fields."
"The student has a physics test coming up so we spent the session going through specific questions she had from her review packets. The topics were mostly electricity, magnetism, and series/parallel circuits."
"The student and I took almost an hour and a half to go over his physics homework, which provided a few word problems with calculations about conservation of energy. I was impressed by his ability to diagram an energy problem and solve the equations. The test is on May 22, and he feels better about it than previous tests. Hopefully there will be a study guide on Tuesday we can go over. We then looked at the progress he'd made on his history paper, and I helped him edit his first draft of his paper on the sunflower."
"Great first session with the student! We worked on physics concepts in sound waves - Doppler effect, pitch, and timbre. We also went over some conic section problems for algebra. Study session on 5/18: reviewed mechanical waves (springs & pendulums) and sound waves."
"The student has an upcoming physics exam on covering everything this semester. Today we reviewed electric forces and fields, looking through her notes and going over the worksheets she had completed. I was able to help her with concepts and to help her understand what the formulas really meant. We will meet again on to go over magnetism and modern physics."
"The student and I started reviewing for his physics final next week. We started first by covering some of the most recent material concerning electricity and magnetism. There are still challenges applying the right hand rule to determine the direction of the force acting upon a charged particle moving through a magnetic field. We then moved to material from the very beginning of the semester. He has a good grasp of the basic concepts of linear momentum. There is a still difficulty is analyzing motion in two dimensions, especially with projectile motion. We also spent some time reviewing the one dimensional kinematic equations. Even those that were covered in the previous semester, their concepts still appear in many different types of problems involved in this semester. We also discussed Newton's second law again, which can be a component of virtually any type of problem."
"We covered lens's law and inductance. She is doing well in the class and has gotten A's on her last few exams and labs. She needs to do some reading in her text book to get a deeper understanding of the subjects, and I believe she will do well when this material is tested."
"We covered all of the topics from the semester: angular velocity and acceleration, centripetal force, waves, thermodynamics, light and sound. She missed only six questions in the multiple choice section, and she did quite well in the short answer review for the physics final. She was surprised to see how much she retained over the semester. She was tasked to re-write her formula sheet before the final to help lock in the knowledge."