I've been tutoring since about 2005, depending mostly on word-of-mouth referrals. I stumbled on WyzAnt and joined in January 2014. My rate is negotiable.Physics
is hard. If you want to make progress learning physics (or math
) you'll want to find an instructor who has observed how novices think, who listens to what they say and works to correct misunderstandings, who has taught hundreds of students, and who is dedicated to learning how to be the best instructor possible.
I'm a working scientist, and former professor of physics. I currently teach physics as an Adjunct Professor. I've learned many things about teaching over the years. One thing I've learned is that novices in a subject think much differently than experts. Through years of living with the subject every day, my brain works differently than somebody less familiar with the subject.
So I listen very carefully to you when you speak. I work to understand your thinking patterns and your logic
. Very often, beginners have perfectly logical, well-thought-out answers to questions, and often the answers are not quite correct. I consider these to be *valid* answers because you have not guessed. You applied some sort of reasoning. Valid, but incorrect, because your conclusion is based on an incomplete understanding of the subject. However, very often in physics, day-to-day observations are misleading.
I'll explore with you your thinking patterns, and challenge you to think differently. In addition, I've taken and give many exams, and I'll help you learn to think about problem solving. Problem solving is a separate skill that has to be learned and practiced.
None of this is easy. It requires real work. Only you can do your learning for you. Your teachers are there to facilitate that process. That's what I can do for you, one-on-one, intensively.
1 hour notice required
My rate is negotiable! I take into account the subject being tutored, distance, family circumstance, etc.
Travels within 20 miles of Morrisville, PA 19067