Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today we covered topics relating to the conservation of momentum and impulses. The student picked this up very quickly and breezed through all 6 worksheets in no time. We will meet tomorrow around 5:30 to shore up her confidence before her second part of her math final. She also has a physics quiz on Friday that she is preparing for."
"We continued to work on kinematic problems using quadratic equations. The student did relatively well. We went through the problems slowly so that the student understood each step in solving the problems."
"The student continues to build upon his understanding of the concepts, which helps him to logically conclude whether his answers make sense. This ability will suit him well on tests when he goes through to double check his work. I am confident that his test on the planets will go well."
"Today we picked up with the student's most recent electricity homework. We've found that a good process for us is for her to logic-out her physics problems aloud and for me to ask questions and make clear any concerns that she has. We made great strides today, taking a lot of time to ensure she understands the foundational concepts."
"We went over force on particles and tension on four different objects. The student was struggling most with the setup. He has a great attitude. We talked about study schedule a little and some techniques. No concerns."
"Session went well. We covered Gauss' Law, how it pertains to capacitor geometries. Also how capacitive and resistive circuits can be broken down into equivalents, and the laws for treatment parallel vs series are inverse for the two. We covered the important concept that capacitors are truly breaks in the circuit and often times result in isolated fragments of the circuit which must have zero total charge. We also discussed how a resistive circuit can be thought of analogously to a roller coaster and that the battery represents the elevation gain and that each resistor equates to an "elevation drop" of V=IR."
"Worked through homework problems covering energy, work and power using springs, box on slopes and pulley systems. Demonstrated how work is related to kinetic and potential energy. The student has improved in setting up her free-body diagrams and drawing her forces. She understands the relationship between opposing forces/work and was able to solve problems once their net equations were set up."
"We covered specific heat capacity, thermodynamics, temperature changes, and conservation of energy. We reviewed the students homework and he had absolutely no trouble understanding the methods involved. I made sure to approach each problem in a very simple step by step manner because thermodynamics can get quite complicated."
"His exam was pushed to Monday so we did some problems to get him ready. He did most of them on his own and i just checked to make sure he was on the right track. He is comfortable and confident with the information. We spent the last 20 minutes going through more closed circuit problems. I left him with one problem to work on for when we meet next week."
"We worked on finishing his magnetism lab first. Then we worked out of his textbook for math problems over magnetism. The student told me he had a quiz over the magnetism math tomorrow. So that is what we focused on. He seems to be doing well on this new material so far."
"We covered thermodynamics concepts such as internal energy and entropy. We also reviewed the ideal gas law and the different properties associated with them. We also reviewed some questions the student had sent me."
"We covered homework and concept discussions of kinetic energy and work, especially motion in one direction. The student has a good grasp of the basic material and is facile with calculations, so the session went quickly to cover all his needed issues. In addition, to support his English assignment, I shared an outline that I developed, that simplifies the organization and execution of the expository theme. It may be helpful to him in near term assignments."