Although my professional focus has been in the academic and industrial research and development field, I have had a parallel career teaching within university and college settings. Beginning in high school, I taught and tutored general physics
. I continued tutoring during my college years where I regularly prepared high school students for the rigorous university entrance examinations for the scientific and technical universities in Hungary. For two years following graduation, I taught a course entitled "Experimental Physics", as an assistant professor for students majoring in chemistry
and physical chemistry at Lorand Eotvos University. Between 1962 and 1979, I continued tutoring in introductory physics and, in alternate years, I worked as adjunct assistant professor at the same university.
After completing my doctorate (Ph.D. in Solid State Physics) and immigrating to the United States, I resumed my adjunct teaching role at De Anza College, Cupertino, California, where I taught the advanced physics courses (Newtonian mechanics, electrodynamics, thermodynamics
, and introduction to quantum physics and the theory of special relativity) recommended for scientists and engineers, from 1986 until 1990.
After retiring from Intel/Numonyx in 2009, I started tutoring physics and mathematics in the Sacramento area.
As an adjunct professor, I teach the 411 and 431 engineering physics labs at Folsom Lake College, Folsom in the spring semesters.
My tutoring style is best described as 'interactive'. I teach by asking questions and help the student to find the right answer. Knowledge gained this way is more reliable and applicable in practice than that by only explanations by the tutor.
I prefer to teach students who are in, or applying to, schools with engineering majors and also who are committed to work for a whole semester or school year. I am not very good in a short term tutoring a student with the only goal of just to pass an exam.
I am looking forward to working with motivated students to teach my most favorite subject: physics.