Recent Tutoring Session Reviews
"We covered electrostatics, electric potential, drawing field lines, electric fields, and Coulomb's Law. The student had some trouble with the concepts, so I described how electric fields act in terms of gravitational fields since they are very similar. We then reviewed his homework, which I found to not be satisfactory; so we did a more difficult problem. I will gauge how well he has absorbed the material next time and go from there."
"Today, we reviewed the concepts of gravitational force and circular motion. We also reviewed angular momentum. We went over strategies for her upcoming exam and discussed systematic ways to analyze difficult problems. Great job!"
"The student sent me some problems the day before our session. I worked through them and we went over them together during our session. We covered momentum and impulse. We addressed specific types of questions and went over the equations necessary to do well in class. The student seems to have a great understanding of these concepts."
"Today, we covered vectors, vector operation, and the use of vectors in 2-D motion. This was our first session, so we introduced ourselves and delved right into the concepts of vectors in their many forms. I was able to see how the student thinks and what she is struggling with."
"Today, we covered work and linear momentum. The student is catching these concepts far faster than above average students do in the classes I have been in and tutored. Occasionally, he is a little rusty in math concepts, but he recalls quickly once a hint is given. Next time, I plan to go over angular momentum, elasticity, stress, and shear."
"Today, we finished up the section-specific questions from the rotational mechanics chapter, and moved on to the general problems. We mostly worked on visualizing the scenarios presented and using that skill to figure out what math is required. Two problems required the use of multi-variable calculus, so we reviewed setting up such derivations and the appropriate change-of-coordinate system substitutions. For next session, the plan is to finish up this chapter and begin work on the Torque chapter."