Srividhya M.

  • Peer Tutor

Education & Training

  • neuroscience major; anthropology, chemistry and Spanish minors
  • High achievement in PHYS 0110 (with Dr. Broccio)
  • High achievement in PHYS 0111 (with Dr. Good)

Research Interests

Courses supported: PHYS 0110, PHYS 0111
Post-graduation goal: I plan on attending medical school after graduation.

Area of Study

Physics

Tutoring Course numbers

PHYS 0110
PHYS 0111

Post- Graduation Plan

Medical School

Why did you become a tutor?
I became a tutor to help other students find the best study techniques that work for them so that they may apply this when approaching homework or exams.

What is your favorite thing about the subject in which you tutor?
My favorite thing about physics is that these concepts are applicable in many academic fields and also every aspect of life. I also love problems with electric circuits because the diagrams can be like puzzles that you have to solve systematically and result in a satisfying answer at the end.

What is the best study tip you have for a student taking one of the courses you tutor?
The best study tip that I have for students taking physics is to really make sure you understand the overarching concepts because if you can visualize what is happening in a given problem, then you can combine and modify the basic equations given in lecture to create more efficient equations to solve those problems quickly.

Why did you seek out tutoring?
I sought out tutoring services because I was struggling to understand a fundamental concept discussed in lecture, but talking through it with a peer tutor who had taken the class with the same professor as me really helped me fill in the spaces within my understanding as they were able to help me navigate the professor's teaching methods.