I am Monte “Doc” Bateman, and have taught Physics for years, at levels ranging from high school through graduate school. I am also a homeschooling father with two sons who were homeschooled.
Originally from Oklahoma, I attended the University of Oklahoma where I earned my Ph.D. in Physics. Being from Oklahoma, I did my graduate research in severe storms studies, mainly thunderstorms and lightning. I currently work at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, where I’m part of the lightning research group.
I have enjoyed teaching many subjects, and I have always received outstanding teaching reviews — I have a talent for explaining complicated subjects in a very understandable way.
I want to help as many people as I can to learn and understand Physics. Let me help you!
OK, so here’s the scoop. I have come to understand that there are SOME people who don’t like Physics. I’ve also heard that some even hate it with a BLIND RAGE. How is this possible? Physics is the most fun, most useful, most needed tool for any technical field. Why so much despair?
I claim it’s how you have been taught in the past (I’ve been there!). Unclear explanations, unexplained terminology, and no real-world “hook” that can help you grab a foothold. I get it. I claim that anyone who doesn’t like Physics just hasn’t met the right teacher. That’s my job; I can help you.
We will explore Physics in approachable ways. This is the key to learning — clear, understandable explanations in small chunks, with practical, worked-out examples, and some math along the way to provide signposts and handrails.