Physics is everywhere! Want to impove?
Experience in tutoring:
I studied physics in Frankfurt a.M./Germany with the main focus on particle accelerators and astronomy and finished my masters degree in 2015. Most of the people ask: "Why would someone do that by choice?". Have you ever wondered why a rainbow is so colourful? Or why do stars twinkle? Or how a rocket flies? I did...everyday...and never stopped. This is what happened ;)
I worked as a tutor for labwork at the university for over five years and supervised students of all different subjects during that time. That included reading lectures, taking exams, marking their lab reports but also coaching them if necessary one-on-one. Beside university I also gave private lessons for everyone and every age, from pre-school up to high semester university students. The feedback was always positive and the success rate during exams or the rising school grades showed that it worked well.
After I got my masters degree I went full time for a short period with 50 hours per week during the exams phase. I coached mainly medical students during thier science lab work and prepared them for the exams. The passing rate was way above avarage and most of them even had fun learning math and physics. I think this is the key
Experience: 8 years
Don't expect some stereotype you know from "The big bang theory". I like the show but I must disappoint you. I always was curious about the world and always wanted to know everything. This feeling got a bit lost during school because it was an obligation to learn and as a teenager school sucks anyway. Then I studied physics and at some point I got this enthusiasm back that I love learning new things no matter what topic. I started working as a tutor for science labwork and realized that sharing this excitement for the learning itself is the key. For school kids it works even better. If you are curious and excited about the challenge, studying is no longer an obligation but a passion. It takes a bit of patience for student and tutor and perhaps ten different ways of explaining something but at one point this "click" is nearly rewarding enough and the better grades are just the icing on the cake.
If you ask why I studied physics, I aks you back "Why not?". If you ask why do you have to learn it in school, I ask you again "Why not?". The main answer will be: "Because it's so complicated and hard to learn and I'll never understand it" That's WRONG!!
The whole live is physics, everything you see, everything you can touch or smell...it's physics. The reason why you can see or touch or smell it...physics. Everytime you ask the question "Why?" it's physics. So why wouldn't you want to know what's happening around you? It's not complicated to explain the colourful rainbow and it's not hard to understand how a rocket fies. If you are curious enough and really want to know it your brain will suck the informations up like a sponge and you don't even have to work hard on it.
I hated physics class in school and I had really bad grades. My teacher even told me never to do anything that contains physics. It was boring and exausting and I didn't wanted to learn anything. But at one point I realized that it's more than learning boring stuff by heart to calculate even more boring stuff. It's about understanding! It's about to understand how the universe works, how life works and everything it consists. The boring calculating is just a tool, real physics is way beyond that. As soon as you realize that it won't be hard or complicated anymore. It will be challenging and exciting to learn new stuff and understand what happens around you and in you.
If you are still thinking that I'm crazy give it a try