Physics tutoring

Physics K 11, 12 ,1st year University Physics
Engineering Mechanics: statics & dynamics for first & second years students  
Mechanics of solids (strength of materials); Thermodynamics for first & second year Engineering students

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I have been tutoring Grade 11 and 12 Physics, AP Physics and IB Physics in Vancouver, Burnaby, Coquitlam, New Westminster & Surrey according to British Columbia province curriculum since October 2008. Before, I helped students from high schools and colleges in Asia with Physics, Math and Mechanics of Solids according to Western and International curriculum. I am also helping junior years engineering students with the subjects: statics, dynamics and strength of materials.

Physics The Most Fundamental Natural Science
Tadfan Waterfall in southern Laos
Physics is a foundation for all other science and engineering fields, and is used in various philosophies; thinking with natural science, earth science and space science. In fact, it is hard to find anything in our physical life where there is no Physics. Physics uses Mathematics as a great tool and partner as it is in all other science subjects. So Physics and Math go alongside each other in the progress of our knowledge building.
High school grades 11 and 12 students are required to learn introduction and general Physics that cover the fields of Mechanics (static and dynamics); Light and Wave; Electricity & Magnetism, as well as brief introduction to Modern Physics. In some curriculum, thermodynamics, and fluid statics within Mechanics are also included.
Basically the 1st year University Physics for Minors covers the same topics as in High Schools but with a bit deeper and wider scope.
Math is extensively used in all levels of Physics. Calculus is at the moment not much involved in High School Physics but it is a must in University Physics.
Since learning Physics involves scientific or logical thinking, visualization, imagination and sound reasoning and argument, many new students of Physics find it quite demanding and difficult subject. One reason why they have trouble understanding the subject maybe because Physics is a very much different thing from all other subjects they have been learning in the junior and current years. Physics requires students to start deep thinking; and serious attention is needed to understand the definition and concepts of each element and term, many of them are somewhat abstract models, in the subject. The terms used in Physics have in many cases different meanings from what the people use in daily matters.
There is no best way to help a student better understand Physics. It depends on how the tutor presents and explains, and how the student work to understand the subject. If planty of time is available, two runs of the study create smooth understanding without headache. For example while learning Mechanics the first run could be learning the details without touching the concepts and problems that need more difficult thinking. When you return to Mechanics after a while, for example after spending a couple of weeks on Electricity, you can focus on the tricky and/or more difficult concepts and problems. That is, you let the students think the more difficult things only after having some level of experience or maturity.
Ability of the tutor to create good examples, drawings and sketches is a great help for students to understand better and quicker.
As well students should also take practice in making neat and clear, non-confusing, diagrams. After all, diagrams are very important in understanding and solving many problems of Physics.
Good thinking and imagination are also necessary in all of Physics. In fact it demands a lot more thinking than many other subjects students are learning in parallel. It is like a whole new world of knowledge discovery. 
Good reads on General Physics and Gravity
Another difficulty in learning Physics is that it is a never complete subject. New discoveries may change the old laws and understanding. 
There will always be so many things that current Physics (as developed by human being) can not explain.
Therefore students should be informed about limitations, assumptions, things that are neglected or assumed in-significant and not taken into consideration, possible changes in the future, and dark areas or unknown things that we do not touch at the moment while trying to understand a Physics concept, theory, law or equation or relationship.
One important thing we must do is to relate Physics to real life problems so as to make the subject interesting to the students.
Application of laws of Physics in real life situations and problems greatly help the understanding power of students. Even with the current incomplete or inperfect Physics we human being have done a lot of development that students should come to understand, and be encouraged to make good responsible use of the knowledge. 
At the same time importance of Math in all aspects of Physics should not be overlooked. Practice makes perfect in using Math (including Geometry and Trigonometry) smartly in Physics problems.
Physics will increase the students' view and understanding of the nature surrounding our life. By learning Physics we understand the laws of the natures or the rules of it that every matter including human being is subjected to. All our lives and objects are governed by these laws; there is no other way we can go about against these laws. Outside the Matter Physics the state of being alive is a subject which is beyond the reach of our knowledge for now - but which is being used to study the most important natural science: Physics. Even if students follow other fields of professions in the future Physics will always be useful one way or another.
My tutoring services are available for
- Physics 11 and 12
- First Year University Physics
- Introductory Engineering Mechanics: Statics & Dynamics, Strength of materials (Mechanics of Solids)
- Engineering Thermodynamics (Introductory) 
- Design of machine elements (mechanical)
Tutoring time: to be discussed to meet your convenience.
About online tutoring: We can also study online using Skype. 

One on one fee (starting from May 1, 2019)
 High school and 1st year general Physics $30 per hour (minimum 2 hours per session)
Mechanics (Statics & Dynamics) for Science & Engineering students,
Strength of materials and Thermodynamics for engineering students
 $35 per hour (minimum 2 hours per session)
Design of machine elements (mechanical)         

 $40 per hour (minimum 2 hour per session)

Study places:
We can study at Surrey city centre library, SFU Surrey campus, and coffee shops in this area. Alternatively we can study online using Skype.

External links (open in new window):
- Classical Mechanics (University of Texas)

- Simple machines (lever, wheel, pulley, inclined plane, wedge, screw, etc.)

 Annacis channel