mooeypoo Posted November 12, 2011 Share Posted November 12, 2011 We've taken the course before, so we know slightly more than the students we help. It's really all we need. Professors who have understood the material for thirty years often find it difficult to convey it to students who have never heard of it before, ever, so we have a slight advantage. We have something similar in our college but we call it a learning center, and students come to get some sort of tutoring after the main classes in math and physics. To teach/tutor advanced physics, though, you have to be a grad student. The goal is great, but we have our flukes; the requirement to teach is to have at least an A in all required courses and physics, which imho is not enough to teach. It's also why, most likely, there were barely any physics 'tutors' around in the undergrad level (other than me and one more person). The way things are done in your campus sound pretty cool for the physics students too, seeing as you learn the subject matter better when you teach it, I just hope that not anyone can get in, and you have to demonstrate more than just "getting an A" in the class. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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