Physics is one of those subjects that almost all students take tuition for. It is not rocket science (yet) but students find it difficult to understand on their own. However, not all students enrolled in physics tuition actively participate in tuition sessions. Some feel shy, others are nervous and most of the time, they don’t even have the confidence to voice their doubts. We have noticed that a lot of the students are scared to give an answer when asked as they don’t want to give a wrong answer.
As a teacher, parent or student, there is a lot that you can do to improve class participation. It isn’t just the responsibility of the teacher or parents; everyone plays an important role. As a part of the classroom, you need to participate so your instructor knows your level of understanding.
To become an avid participant, you need to focus on your communication skills. If you want to make full use of your time at tuition, here is what you will have to do:
- Sit in front
If you are an introvert or are shy, sitting in the last row will only make the situation worse. You need to sit at the front of the classroom so the tutor takes notice of you and encourage your participation in class. This will boost your self-esteem and you will be able to ask questions without grabbing too much attention. Once you start interacting with the teacher, you will automatically become more active in the class.
- Going prepared
When you go for a tuition session unprepared, you will naturally be quiet as you wouldn’t know what the teacher is talking about. The opposite of that is true: entering a class prepared will enable you to participate more actively. If the teacher asks a question which you know the answer to, you will be tempted to raise your hand. This will increase your participation levels and give you encouragement to speak more in class.
- Keep contact with the teacher
Even if you find it difficult to talk to the teacher, find small things that allow you to make contact with them. Once you feel comfortable with the teacher, you will automatically begin to participate more. You can also assess your monthly progress with your teacher to stay motivated and be aware of your academic situation.
- Try grouping
Rather than sitting alone in the corner, try participating in groups. Go for group studies and learn from your peers. When you are a part of a group, you gain confidence and it also improves your social skills. Engage with them to solve your problems.
If you are someone who has always struggled with being an active participant, then these tips will guide you to the right path. Before you jump into these steps, it is essential that you mentally prepare yourself to participate more. These tips won’t ever help you if you lack the desire to be more active in class.