Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered normal forces, force diagrams, and talked in depth about Newton's third law and why it makes sense. We worked on a lot of conceptual problems to try to internalize what exactly Newton's third law is saying. She got a 15/20 on her homework. This works out to a solid B on the classes grading scale. A good start, but she would like to do better so we will look at corrections next week. She struggled a bit on what exactly normal force is, so we spent a good amount of time discussing the normal force, and it seems like she has a good grasp of it."
"The student and I worked on one dimensional motion problems, constant acceleration equations involving displacement, velocity, acceleration, time, and free fall problems."
"The student was preparing for a test over vectors and projectile motion. We talked about how to break problems down into manageable parts, list knowns and unknowns, and the tenets of projectile motion regarding acceleration in the horizontal and vertical directions. It was a lot to take in, but I think she was getting the idea, and, if she practices some more to refine her understanding and get some more experience with different problems, she will be fine."
"We went through more of the questions on the study guide. The student is processing all the material with her class notes. This tends to generate many good questions, which dives deeper into physics than just answering the questions on the study guide."
"We reviewed for her Physics exam today. We went over projectiles, springs, harmonic oscillation, intensity/dB, angular velocity/momentum, Faraday's Law, Maxwell's Hypothesis, and some other questions she had."
"Today, we worked on special relativity derivations. For the first problem, we derived the relativistic acceleration from the relativistic velocity. The second derivation was for the relativistic for given that the position was given by "b+?(b?-c?t?). We were able to solve both problems."