Before you go ahead, I think it’s important that you know a little bit about me – especially since you will be trusting me with something as important as your career!
So my name is Parvez Siddiqui, though my students address me as Khan Sir. You may simply call me Mr Khan.
I am from Lucknow and presently based in Noida (India).
I have been giving tuition to the students of 11th and 12th standard since graduating from Lucknow University in 1978 and thus have about 40 long years’ experience.
I am a confident, enthusiastic, friendly, and hardworking physics teacher possessing extensive knowledge of contemporary teaching methods and having immense subject knowledge, as well as a genuine interest in educating others.
My primary role as a teacher is to establish a learning environment where all students are able to learn and are motivated to learn in an environment that is both challenging and supportive. I derive great pleasure when students truly comprehend a concept or principle and then enjoy applying it to explain real-life problems.
I love my job and get a sense of achievement from seeing my students develop and grow as individuals. If I can have a positive impact on their future, I feel I am doing my job well.
I think it is fair to say that many kids grow up in our society with a math and science phobia. The way most teachers in middle and high school address science is through scientific formulae and intimidating vocabulary phrases that typically stunt interest rather than generate it among students.
The best way to overcome this problem is to give more real life examples of application of physics. There are numerous instances of them. It will be more fun if the students know more real life examples of how things work and she/he ultimately begins to view it as a positive and approachable subject rather than a complicated battle between matter, energy, and equations.
While learning formulae, laws, theories, and whatever else that is needed to explain a scientific concept is important, I believe by making science more personal and providing visual examples/aides, students will find science more engaging and enjoy attending class instead of staring at the clock and counting down the minutes until class is over.
Based on my vast experience in teaching physics, I’m confident that by the end of the year the students won’t consider the subject awful anymore.