Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We worked on the steps of solving the area of a hexagon on a coordinate plane: Draw lines across opposing points to divide it into 6 triangles, then use point slope to find the equation of each line. Then, use matrices to solve for the point of intersection, and using the 3 points of each triangle, find the distance using distance formula. Then use Heron's Law to find the area."
"The student and I discussed her parallel and series circuit lab that she did this week. After this we went through her homework, which was also over parallel and series circuits. I had her write a parallel versus series paper in which we discussed how voltage, resistance, and current works in each. During her homework, we referenced this frequently. We ended the lesson with some practice problems that dealt with series and parallel circuits combined. This was challenging for her and stretched her knowledge, but we got through it together, and she did quite well. She told me that before her last test she used a website I recommended, and it helped immensely as a study tool."
"During my second session with the student, we reviewed several concepts of her physics lab, including the definition of electric potential and understanding electric circuits. She had materials from her physics course, and explained their last experiment where they examined the flow of electric current in a circuit using a compass. We reviewed the principles behind electric current and why the needle of a compass will align itself with the flow of electric current when placed near a closed circuit. We reviewed some concepts behind other experiments she had performed in her lab, and ended with some practice problems from her online physics classroom. By the end of the session, she was conceptually understanding the material much better."