I teach Physics for both large junior and small senior classes, with a mix of those students who want to do Physics, and those students who want to do something else, but have to do Physics to support their future studies.
I love teaching: learning something so I understand it better and can explain it properly, making links between abstract Physics concepts and students’ everyday experience, crafting a problem to illuminate an idea, watching students work towards “getting it” – all of these are immensely rewarding. Marking too many terrible exams, well, let’s say that is less rewarding, as we all know.
When Australia began to shut down in March 2020 due to COVID-19, I had already been self-isolating for two weeks due to an early exposure to someone who tested positive with COVID-19. I was not sick, and continued lecturing and tutoring my small class online.