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I have been teaching Physics for the past 5 years and I truly love it. Before that, I tutored it for 4 years. In college I chose Physics as my major because I enjoyed it and it made sense to me. I decided to tutor it because I wanted others to see the same things. My goal, still, is to show my students that Physics is not hard and can be fun to learn. I have taught at large public schools and small private ones. I am not limited to Physics though, I have also taught Algebra, Algebra II and Geometry while I have been employed at the Army and Navy Academy. The classroom is not the only place I have shared my experience with my students, I am also a club advisor, lacrosse, football, and soccer coach. Pouring into students is a part of being a teacher and is something that I’m passionate about. I want to share my life with my students so that they know that I care about them and want them to succeed. I have specifically taught AP Physics for the past 5 years. In order to keep up with current AP testing strategies, I am constantly going to conferences in order to learn the newest techniques to help students prepare for the exam. I approach tutoring like I do teaching, I try to make the subject matter as fun as possible. I help my students see that a Physics problem is just a math problem as long as you understand the concept. My job is to get them to understand that concept. I like to use diagrams, pictures, and models to help them understand. I will use movies, music, and anything else I can get my hands on to demonstrate the concepts. I employ active participation in order to get others involved by direct students to the right answers without doing the work for them. I ask a lot of questions to get my students to think things out so that they find the answer for themselves. This affirms their thought processes and makes them more confident in their own abilities.
During the past few summers I have been teaching Algebra I remediation at the Army and Navy Academy. I am very familiar with the topics that students have trouble with.
During the past few summers I have been teaching Algebra II remediation at the Army and Navy Academy. I have also taught this during the school year. I am very familiar with the topics that students have trouble with.
I have been a football coach at the Army and Navy Academy for 3 years. I have worked with line backers, running backs, receivers, corners, and the quarterback.
I have taught Geometry remediation at the Army and Navy Academy. I am very familiar with the topics that students have trouble with.
I received my Bachelors of Science in Physics from UCI, since that time I have been the primary Physics teacher at the Army and Navy Academy for the past few years. I also teach the AP class. I am very familiar with the subject and where students have difficulty with it.
During this past year, I was one of the Pre-Calculus teachers at the Army and Navy Academy. I am very familiar with the topics that students have trouble with.
Very Respectful and Patient — I am what is termed "the young old." 55+ years in age. I am applying for college and have felt quite intimidated in taking entrance exams, especially the math section. Newton did not belittle me, but simply stated that the answers are within me and I just need to allow them to surface. He had renewed my confidence in math after 40 years of avoiding the subject. ...
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