I brought Physics tuition into the picture recently in order to help a troubled student in one of my classes reach his full potential. I’ve done this before when I notice someone who is bright and a hard worker struggle mightily with the material. Make no mistake about it: Physics is a tough field. Many people fear the class and they’re right to do so. I don’t pull any punches teaching the material and students who don’t work hard will not pass them. I see it as preparing them for life because life is not a series of easily passed tests.
Still, I understand my teaching style doesn’t mesh well with everyone, even very smart individuals. Many teachers just shrug and let their kids sink or swim and then move on to the next year of classes. Continue reading