Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session was basically a review for an upcoming Physics midterm. We covered a wide range of topics but focused primarily on friction (static and kinetic) and its application to motion problems. Additionally, we covered some review problems that encompassed the bulk of the midterm such as kinematics, projectile, friction and vectors."
"I met with the student on Wednesday to review some more material before his test on Thursday. We covered general topics concerning forces and their interactions. I went into some detail into the gravitational force and its impacts on projectile motion. We expanded that into descriptions of how orbital motion is possible and he was able to make the connection between how an object in orbit due to gravitational attraction is fundamentally similar to any rotating object held by a force supplied by a rope or tether. He told me that he felt his understanding of force interactions in general had increased after our session."
"Today was a huge session. We worked on every topic for the student's physics exam, which was a daunting enterprise. She is prepared for her midterm. We reviewed most every previous exam she had taken."
"Today, we worked on wave mechanics. We were able to get through most of it, but will need to work on resonating structures (double open ends or double closed ends, and one open/one closed end) next time. What we did cover was the wave equation, superposition principle, Doppler effect, energy and power of waves."
"Tonight, the student and I covered homework problems from chapters 17 and 18 in her Physics 2 course. She picked up on the material quickly and has a strong grasp on the necessary fundamentals to ensure that she will perform well in her course."
"We continue to prepare for the student's upcoming final exam. We talked about electromagnetic induction and how magnets can be use to create a current. We talked in detail about how a generator works to create AC and DC voltage. We went over the differences between these two types of voltages. We also went over inductance and LC circuits. LC circuits conserve energy, so they naturally oscillate the current between them. We also talked about transformers, and how a difference in the number of coils in a transformer between the primary and secondary coils can be used to decrease or increase the supply voltage. Finally, we talked about AC current and how resistors, capacitors, and inductors react to it."