Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I continued to work on Forces and free body diagrams. We concentrated on multi-body systems. She practiced problems on a worksheet. The student is very focused and picks up the new material well. As long as she periodically revisits the larger picture, she will do fine."
"The student completed a homework packet that compared forces exerted by springs, forces due to gravity, and tension on strings."
"We finished the Mastering Physics assignment. We will be meeting again on Wednesday to review questions for the upcoming test on gravitation and circular motion."
"Today we talked about kinematics and how it relates to projectile motion and freefall. The student had a very good understanding of the concepts and was able to work through most practice problems without assistance. There were a few challenge problems he needed help with, but that was to be expected. We also discussed how to analyze graphs, especially position vs time, velocity vs time, and acceleration vs time graphs and how they are all related to each other. Overall he did very well, and he reported that he felt really good about the past exams we prepared for together."
"We covered 1D and 2D kinematics. The student is struggling with equation usage and conceptualizing problems but I believe has a fundamental understanding of problem solving."
"Today we studied Newton's Laws of Motion. We went over some practice problems the student's teacher had given him and made sure he understood all the concepts. He is still doing very well with working out the problems and has skill with breaking down the problems."