Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"The student prepared for an upcoming tests on the solutions chapter and also worked on a lab covering freezing point, molality, and freezing point constant. Based on the results of her experiments, she was able to calculate the moral weight of the solvent as well as compare that to expected values and calculate the percent error."
"In this session, we covered endothermic and exoteric reactions, enthralled, and Gibbs free energy. The student did very well and was able to complete the majority of the concepts by herself by the end of the session. Gibbs free energy and entropy were not explained yet in class, but she has grasped the concept easily."
"The student and I reviewed torque and how to analyze beams to solve for unknown forces. We discussed torque's relation to vector forces, moment arms, and incident angles. We also discussed the definition of torque as a modified version of Newton's 2nd law. We later moved onto the basics of waves and constructive and destructive interference. She participated by asking and answering conceptual questions as well as verbally walking me through routine steps once the problems were set up."
"In this session we corrected a quiz on acceleration. We discussed how to calculate acceleration and when you would be accelerating vs decelerating when we have a negative velocity. We also looked at systems of equations. The student seems to be making progress. We talked about slowing down so she only has to do the problem once correctly."
"In this session, we went over shear forces and shear stresses in fluids. The student did not understand how to solve for the velocity profile of a fluid through a plate. We went over the basics for velocity profile in a single plate, with both plates fixed, followed by a double shear plate with two fixed plates, and one plate in motion. After solving multiple examples, she was able to solve for the velocity profile at the zero point, as well as the resultant forces."
"In this session, we worked through a 4-part forces and acceleration problem in 1 dimension, and then discussed frictional forces and how to compute static friction. Things to remember: with the equation Fnet = m*a, Fnet is the sum of all of the forces, treat gravity on Earth (W) as a force rather than as an acceleration."