Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session's purpose was to cover materials for an upcoming exam. Specifically we covered pulleys, force body diagrams, forces in general. I am fully confident that she will do well on the exam."
"The student and I had a great session. We talked about the periodic table, and periodic trends. We covered the basics of why atoms work the way they do. We talked about all the subatomic particles, and talked about examples of different elements. We also talked about rotational motion. We covered angular velocity, angular acceleration, displacement, torque, and the force vectors for rotation motion! We have a session scheduled for next weekend!"
"The student went over homework questions in preparation for a test. She did problems that include Newton's third law, motion equations, and inclined plane problems. I also helped her go over the formula sheet that she got from her professor."
"We covered Newton's second law and kinematics. She understood every step that I showed her and took notes of it. Also she looked at the answers of some problems to confirm our results."
"We discussed (a) calculation involving velocity, acceleration and distance in Physics, solely involving algebra, (b) factoring in algebra, and (c) solving quadratic equations in algebra. The student mostly struggles in attacking a problem that does not have numbers, and instead is totally conceptual involving signs. That means the student needs to do the problem solely by using algebra. The student is smart enough to pick it up; the tutor has decided to push the student in solving problems that cannot be done in any way but algebraic."
"We discussed Chapter 2 review material for his upcoming exam on Monday. He was struggling most with a problem that involved the assumption that the acceleration was zero given that an object was moving at constant speed. He was somewhat frustrated stating that the material we had worked on was not as difficult as what was assigned for practice. I worked through some of the practice problems with him to address this issue and help him gain a little more confidence when approaching an unfamiliar type of problem. He had several problems to work on after the session, but we would most likely discuss them further on Sunday morning for our next meeting. The only score I saw was from a quiz where the student had scored a 15/20. This, however, was in the beginning of our sessions. We discussed the material which covered significant figures and unit conversions to make sure he understood it for the exam on Monday. No concerns at this time nor any specific wins to be addressed."