Simulation developer | Physics educator

About

Farid MinawiHello and welcome to my website.

I’m Farid Minawi, physics teacher, and simulation developer.

I work as a developer besides my position as a physics coordinator and teacher.

I built the website Physics Zone in 2000. At that time, I wanted it to be a resourceful physics website for upper high school and undergraduate university students.

After a few years, I developed several simulations using Adobe Flash™ and the ActionScript language and published them on the site.

When Adobe Flash™ reached its end of support and was sunsetted and phased out of modern web browsers, I had to rebuild the simulations again from the ground up; this time using Adobe Animate™, the successor of Adobe Flash™ and the CreateJS framework (which is a suite of JavaScript modular libraries and tools that enable rich interactive content on open web technologies via HTML5), and I am still adding simulations to the site.

As a physics teacher, I enjoyed introducing the subjects by approaching real-life situations from different points of view that gain interest, simply, and by integrating the theoretical study with the experimental work and digital learning activities.

I also enjoyed working as a physics Lab instructor for several years.

My approach to teaching is, in general, to guide the students to discover rather than just receive, which makes the students taste physics, not just understand it, and instills a love for the material.

I also have a passion for electronics, and I have a good experience with microcontrollers like PIC and Arduino. I still remember my graduation project in the old days of university (when I was studying electronics as a sub-major), which was a PC-based oscilloscope that I made using a PIC microcontroller, and it was ranked the first among the other graduation projects.

To ensure my mastery of the topic I teach, I took the GRE Physics subject test a couple of years ago and got a very good score: 890/990 (percentile: 84%). I also took the GRE General test and got a good score on the quantitative reasoning section: 162/170 (percentile: 83%).

I never stop learning. I always keep in touch with the never-stopping advances in technology and keep abreast of the progress in the academic and educational fields. My motto in learning is the saying of Henry Ford: “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”

My tongue language is Arabic, and I speak English quite well.

I enjoy reading, programming, circuit design, and playing chess.

You can contact me using the contact form here, or on my LinkedIn profile.

Thank you for your interest in knowing more about me.