Ainsley’s Service Reflection: Physics Review

When John, my AP physics teacher, approached me and informed me that he had selected me to lead freshman physics review, I was honored. I love physics and had been a peer tutor before; teaching and helping younger kids was something that I enjoyed. Little did I know that leading physics review meant seemingly endless disappointment. Some days, no one even showed up. Other days kids came but were reluctant to ask for help and I would hover over them whispering equations and laws when they were slow to remember them. But when kids came wanting help, Nick MarCus and I would talk through anything they needed. The amusing part was that AP physics and freshman physics have surprisingly parallel curriculums, so a lot of the time we would teach them as we were struggling to understand the same topics. Helping the kids understand something I am so passionate about was such a rewarding feeling.

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