Helping young students succeed in Physics
Online GCSE Physics Tutoring
What is Physics?
Physics is a science that studies the fundamental particles of matter, their motion and how they change over time and throughout space. It is considered the most fundamental scientific discipline, underpinning all other sciences since all objects and processes involve matter and energy. In other words, physics focuses on how the universe behaves and evolves over time, with the aim to answer the question, “how does the universe work? “.
Why is Physics Useful?
The field of physics continues to expand and in addition to understanding how the universe works, physicists have a considerable impact on environmental sciences. This branch of science provides a theoretical framework to investigate the world. Further, physics has greatly influenced the environment itself, through its relationship with engineering.
The skills and knowledge required to understand physics are applicable far beyond science and often if you’re looking to fill a role in the business world, a physicist may be the best choice. It’s important to understand the fundamentals of physics since these principles are the basis of every technology. It’s also essential for the study of the earth’s atmosphere, the solar system, and the human body. This knowledge is invaluable in the field of environmental protection, and it’s essential for predicting and mitigating natural disasters, such as earthquakes and volcanoes. While it’s impossible to predict the exact timing of an earthquake, physics can be used to model and simulate the resulting waves and effects.
Why Study Physics with Discover Tutoring?
In essence, physics is the study of the basic features of the universe, matter and energy. This means that by extension, every scientific discipline is built upon physics and in principle, it is possible to describe any phenomenon, physical, chemical or biological using physics.
Discover tutoring’s approach is to delve deep into the most interesting topics to build an appreciation and robust interest in physics. Once such an interest has been crafted, it is easy to link back to it and drive enthusiasm for other topics. Enthusiasm, after all, is a powerful tool for memorisation which is key for the maths dominated subject of physics. Additionally, enthusiasm is a motivational tool of excellent tutors who use it to push through the hard work and harness the energy of students to achieve high-level performance.
Astronomy is a good example of this process as it is a topic that makes the mind hungry for more. Learning the hierarchy of objects, from planets, stars, galaxies and beyond, opens a student’s eyes to endless possibilities in the Universe.
Linking the concepts of Astronomy to chemistry and biology then drives home the purpose of understanding physics. We ask deep questions which make a student curious and promote independent thinking. We know our job is done when students start asking themselves these questions. Often the difference between a successful student and an unsuccessful one is the connection with a good teacher. A good teacher is able to understand students needs and speak their language. Discover tutoring aims to employ flexible and modern strategies to connect with students and make a difference in their education.
If you want to learn more about our tutoring approach and why we believe it is the best strategy, contact us on the form above.