Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"This session was primarily a discussion on flux and Gauss's law. We went through some of the student's previous homework problems, and discussed the importance of selecting the most efficient Gaussian surface. We talked about general properties of flux and Gaussian surfaces, and how to use those properties to simplify surface integrals and Gaussian problems."
"Today we finished her unit on circular motion and universal gravity. We went over 8 or ten problems containing circular motion. We used linear speed and angular speed as well as centripetal acceleration and force. We also had to draw from our memory about period and frequency. It was great because we really got to use all the information we've learned this far and apply to these problems. She will have a test over this information this week, and she is prepared for it."
"Reviewed some kinematics problems, including vertical/horizontal components of velocity, force, acceleration, gravity, friction, energy, and work. The student just needed a quick refresher on a few things she had forgotten. We then worked on some statistics problems with a special focus on probability. Discussed independent/dependent events, disjoint events, union/intersection, conditional probability, and the binomial distribution. She is ready for her physics midterm and in decent shape for her stats exam."
"The student and I worked on describing physical situations involving body motions in relation to forces, center of mass, and torque. We made quite a bit of progress in describing some of these motions, and we will continue the discussion on Monday night."
"We covered the topics of acceleration, instantaneous velocity, average velocity and dimensional analysis. The student needed help the most with setting up equations properly to ensure that she solved for the right answer. I told her to continue working more similar problems and to start each problem by figuring out what specifically was: known, unknown, and needed to solve the problem."
"In today's session we did a review sheet for the student's physics test tomorrow. This consisted of unit conversions and kinematics - displacement, velocity, and acceleration. He had some trouble with the material, but started to do better as we went through the problems together. I recommend that he continue to review this material tonight and tomorrow morning before his test. In addition, he completed problem set 24 as homework for his math class."