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How Tutoring Can Help With Physics

German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein.

“The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.” — Albert Einstein

All of us are intuitive physicists, and all of us use physics on a daily basis. Physical reasoning is involved in everything from how we move our bodies, to how we interact with the world, to the countless transfers of energy that we witness and participate in every day. How is it possible for a person’s body and nervous system to understand how to balance on two legs while walking across the floor, toss a wad of paper into a trash can across the room, catch a thrown set of keys from five paces, and control a massive vehicle moving at freeway speeds, yet not have the innate capacity to refine these types of processes into a systematic form of thinking? It is not. If you have the capacity to think and move, you have the capacity to understand and speak the language of physics.

If you are feeling left behind in physics class, the problem is not your lack of ability. The problem is that your natural interest in the subject has been negated by unpleasant past experiences and/or the subject has not been presented for you in a way that is in alignment with the way you naturally process information. The solution: a caring, attentive tutor who can relate to your frustrations while working with your natural mental process of physical reasoning to help you refine and systematize it. Problem solved.

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Author:

Dane Dormio is an online tutor and academic coach who specializes in helping all types of students achieve life and academic success, especially homeschooled students and those preparing for STEM careers. More information and resources can be found on his website at www.synergy-tutoring.com.

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