Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"Today the student worked on basic vector addition and unit conversion in the Physics textbook. We worked a little with the x and y component addition. A lot of the trig conversion involved using trigonometry, so a lot of it was trig review. The student was able to handle the problems pretty well."
"During this session with the student, physics homework was completed by him. It included objects in free fall and accelerating/decelerating horizontally. We also reviewed his algebra test, and discussed acids, bases, photosynthesis, and respiration."
"The student has a test coming up so we walked through multiple practice problems. The test will cover Newtonian physics with friction. I showed him two different ways to draw the free body diagrams so he can pick the easiest one for him to use. The student seems to struggle the most with figuring out how to handle a problem quickly so I showed him the first steps you should do for all the problems right away like writing out the givens, drawing the free body diagram, and writing out the sum of component forces equations right away."
"We went over waves: wave motion in a medium, and transverse vs. longitudinal waves. Also, we over some properties of standing waves: they are limited in wavelength by the chamber, or cavity, such that only multiples of the 1/2 wavelength are allowed. We also went over the standing wave equation."
"We went through resultant and direction of a vector. The student has some doubts in her homework problem. I covered fundamentals of vector and then started solving. I gave her short cuts to remember how to resolve vector. I also gave her a tricky question to make myself sure she understood. The student seemed to be satisfied with our session."
"We went through the student's introductory class worksheet that involved calculating volume of air in a room and how long the air would last. We also went through her online assignment, which dealt with simple kinematic problems as well as interpreting position-time and velocity-time diagrams. I showed her how to convert between units and solve formulas for the desired quantity."