Taco ‘bout Teaching

By Kayla Kim

Name: Eric Hsu

Subjects: Physics

Years at Westmont: This is my first year at Westmont

Birthplace: San Jose

High School: Leland High School

College: UCSB

Grad School: Santa Clara University

What makes Westmont great? 

The super friendly and helpful staff, they always offered advice and suggestions which made me feel at ease. The students are friendly and respectful, I enjoy working with the students and the dynamic of student and teacher makes me want to teach for longer.

What do you enjoy about teaching?

I enjoy the hands on part of physics, doing activities that lets students learn about theoretical things. Also, the fact that I am able to teach and learn from the students.

Describe the perfect meal:

Miso soup as an appetizer followed by a good ribeye with nice marbling and some mashed potatoes and veggies on the side 

What are your favorite artists?

Banksy, because of his meaningful work in street art.

What is your favorite unit/concept/standard that you teach and why?

Electric statics because there are close demonstrations. Circuits is another concept I like to teach because it’s hands on and students can experience the concepts through their own ways in activities.  

What are you looking forward to in your future years as a teacher?

I am looking forward to teaching in person and doing the hands on activities.

What is your favorite genre of music?

Chill-hop because it is really relaxing and let’s me focus on work and also winds me down for the night.