My Tutoring Starts with Physics

There’s little in our universe that the concepts and laws within physics do not explain. We are the embodiment of physics from the organelles that interpret the language of life in our cells to the cosmic engines that generate heavenly bodies, large and small. Yet how many of us understand how physics work and where they need to go to become enlightened.  After teaching for many years the time has come where my tutoring starts with physics. Though a daunting task, my tutoring may not be of the caliber of Steve Hawking. Yet as a private tutor my teaching skills will rival those of any local university professor. I’ve always wanted to a tutor.

The start of my tutoring of physics for some will be to explore the fundamentals of classic physics. The word physics is derived from the Greek word “physis” meaning nature. And indeed that’s exactly what it explains in a myriad of ways. For the discipline of physics crosses all borders of natural sciences. It is the study of matter and its motion through space-time, and the four substances within which all things exist. The four states in which all matter survives is solid, liquid, gas, and plasma. What better way to begin a journey of tutoring then to start with the physics of universal knowledge. Physics is the most direct path to understanding how the universal laws function even and including the murky borders of philosophy – it is the physics of philosophy, take into consideration the Tao of Physics.

Well into the 18th century physics was still recognized as a discipline of philosophy. Because it straddled for so long the conceptualized definitions of science and matter. The study of physics is still considered to be a priori and a posteriori academic discipline. Priori knowledge is independent of experience. Posteriori knowledge is dependent on physical experience and concepts that have been proven physically correct. So you see how physics can cross and expand into so many avenues of learning. Physics can explains that how what we may observe will not always result in a predicted outcome.

In starting my tutoring with physics I will explain in the most basic of terms the dynamics of field theory and how relative space and time can be. Albert Einstein, in a moment of reflection,replaced the notion of absolute time and space. And while not everyone can be an Einstein we can all learn the dynamics of classical physics. No other academic discipline contributes more to explaining life.

In tutoring on the subject of physics I will help the student to excel in the comprehension of how the laws of physical dynamics affect how our universe appears.

Dirk Wagner

About Dirk Wagner

Dirk Wagner is owner of Tutorz LLC. He holds a M.S. degree in computer science and has 8 years of experience as software engineer and researcher. Dirk has tutored math and computer science to dozens of students in Southern California. You can find him on Google+, youtube, facebook, twitter, tumblr, quora and pinterest.
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One Response to My Tutoring Starts with Physics

  1. Tatyana says:

    Much like you Dirk I relish physics as well. For example I wonder which wonder of nature paints the sky blue and the sunset red. Do you know the answer? No? Then let me tell you:

    The sky’s blue color comes from the scattering of light. Scattering is qubically more effective for shorter wavelengths, thus it washes away longer waves (red, orange, green) and keeps the sun’s blue light painted on our sky.

    Sunsets are red because at this time of the day the sun’s rays travel a much longer distance through our atmosphere then then sun at noon. Longer waves langes (red) are bent more so that’s what we see more as the sun goes beyond the horizon.

    Neat, isn’t it.