Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over practice Physics problems involving the topics of vectors and projectile motion. We also reviewed these specific Physics topics. This was in preparation for the Physics assessment exam that she will be taking. She was very receptive to the material."
"The student and I worked on about a third of his extra credit problem set, which covers the first section of his physics course (which itself is part of an integrated engineering course). Topics include acceleration, one-dimensional kinematics and equations of motion, solving problems using kinematic equations, projectile motion under the influence of gravity (free fall), solving equations, and metric units."
"The student had a question for looking at a plot of position vs. time and using that to fill in plots of velocity vs. time and acceleration vs. time. This took most of our time. We then looked over one homework problem from algebra 2. This was correct, and I had the sense that she understood it, so we changed back to physics. The current assignment in physics had to do with rearranging equations in variable form, which is basic algebra. She was able to do that effectively, so I suggested we look at a harder example that combined pulling information from a graphical approach and required us to rearrange several equations."
"The student had some trouble with redox reactions, so today we studied half reactions, adding reactions together, balancing reactions with electrical charges, and algebraic techniques for difficult to balance reactions."
"The student has an exam coming up so he wanted to review a couple of things before the exam. We looked at a difficult problem today: the tortoise and the hair, and I used this problem to demonstrate a few problem solving techniques. The big technique derived from the problem was how to take a problem and split it up into smaller pieces. A minor technique discussed was how to use information in the problem to get a mathematical equation."
"The student spent the whole time working on his chemistry "trash" project. He went through and answered all of the questions for the assignment and made notes, but he didn't start writing it."