Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I did a quick review of her conclusions and the conceptual component of the lab. She has a solid understanding of conservation of energy and spring systems in regards to the labs."
"Today the student and I went over questions from his review sheet for his final next week concerning vectors, displacement vs. time graphs, and velocity vs. time graphs."
"We covered forces and kinematics and how to use momentum to find kinematics and projectile motions. The student needed the most help with using Newton's laws."
"We went over some wave motion. v=lambda*f (velocity = wavelength * frequency) for standing waves. We also went over superposition of waves. We also looked at a few problems with pulses. We discussed a single wavelength travelling in a medium. The wavelength is the width of the pulse, and the amplitude is the height or intensity. And, we considered the effect of a compression wave on a particle in a medium (e.g., on a spring)."
"We worked on Faraday's law and magnetic flux to calculate the EMF of loops of wire with changing magnetic flux. Some of the student's struggles seem to be keeping the meaning of variables straight and choosing equations, and both of these problems point toward needing to improve conceptual knowledge, as math seems fine at this point. Some strategies I included were drawing pictures of change over time to help visualize what is changing. The extra practice will be from the chapter review of the student's book."
"We worked on optics, including concave and convex lenses and mirrors, doing ray diagrams, and working with the equations that come into play with these concepts. I left the student with some practice problems with guided solutions and a flash demo of a ray diagram tracer, which should help him with these concepts. Next week we plan to start on kinematics and forces."