Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student and I went over several problems dealing with conservation of energy, applications of pulleys, inclines, etc. He seems to have a great understanding of the material and scored the highest test score of his class."
"We went through a study packet for the student's test on work, energy, and power. We bounced around problems to make sure he felt comfortable with each type of question, while also leaving him some to practice later. We especially focused on how to know which formula to use for solving a problem, and by the end, he was setting up and solving each problem with ease."
"The student and I worked on doing some complex circuit problems. We went through a worksheet that had several complex circuits that included resistors in both series and parallel, and computing the current or the equivalent resistance. After we reviewed the worksheet, I gave him a couple of problems that required him to think about what the voltage drop and current on each resistor was in order to bring several concepts, including Ohm's Law, together to solve problems."
"We discussed the last few question the student had in preparation for her final exam. We went over ideal mechanical advantage, when the efficiency is 100%, de/dr, and mechanical advantage, when the efficiency is less than 100%, Fr*dr/Fe*de=efficiency. We also did some circuit problems, treating power given as resistances and using the relation P=V^2/R. She had a good grasp of how to solve the problems presented and a good understanding of the underlying principles."
"We finished our coverage of fluid physics, and began to cover thermal physics. The student did did well in understanding the difference between heat and temperature. She was quick to grasp the equations and concepts behind heat and its applications."
"We finished the student's review packet for the upcoming major test on Thursday. We went over previous problems from the different chapters and the techniques and strategies to tackle them. Even though many of the chapters are similar, and problems can be solved using different equations, the professor seems to want the student to use the specific chapter covered to solve the specific problem assigned. We talked about electric potential and how it is not the same as electric potential energy. We talked about capacitance and how the energy stored can change depending on the dielectric material. We also covered the chapter on electric current and how this, combined with the geometry and resistivity, can be used to solve for the electric field, current density, and resistance per unit length. We outlined specific problems we have solved before as a basis for studying for those chapters."