Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student worked on a homework assignment over the chapter on rotational motion. She reviewed and used the concepts and equations for torque, angular acceleration, angular velocity, moment of inertia of various types of objects. She worked on problems that involved ranking the torque that would result from various positions of different forces."
"We primarily covered energy and work. The student initially seemed confused about the transferring of energy between potential and kinetic, but she very quickly picked up the concept. She was, as always, very upbeat and great to work with."
"The student and I began by going over word problems dealing with momentum, impulses, and the conservation of these quantities. When it comes to physics, she seems like a visual learner so we tried to draw any relevant things that might help her solve the problem. She also had the second part of her Math final on Friday, so we went over extra problems in which she had lingering doubts."
"We began preparation for the AP Physics 1 exam, covering questions about topics from the student's class. The AP Physics 1 exam also now includes topics not covered in her class, so we will have to deal with those in their own time."
"Today, we reviewed many concepts from our physics semester. The student did not struggle with the material, but some formulas had not been used in some time, so we needed to refresh. The student had a positive attitude throughout the session."
"We went over the student's current unit in class, rotational mechanics. Within that unit, we mostly focused on angular quantities (i.e. basic rotational-linear movement analogues). We also briefly touched on some past topics that he struggled with (Forces - mass-pulley systems, ramps etc.) I talked with him about writing down the problems as he goes, rather than doing it all in the calculator, where small mistakes tend to propagate. I also talked with him about doing the problems algebraically at first, as it becomes easier to see certain attributes cancel during the problem. Furthermore, it helps get a grasp on the actual physics better. I got a better understanding of his needs, and I believe that the next session will be much more effective because of that."