Hello, I'm new here so forgive me for my ignorance. I am currently a freshman majoring in Physics. I am having trouble trying to understand the concepts in my physics class. In high school I took precalculus and regular physics. My physics teacher was good, but had some trouble expressing his steps and ideas which confused me a bit. He would literally tell us to plug in the numbers. Whereas my current physics class we have to use critical thinking skills to full understand the material. I have never been trained to think outside of the box so my problem solving skills are extremely lousy. Somethings that I have tried doing was to read my physics book go online for tutorials and do some basic problems then build my way up to the harder ones. I always go to both my professor's and TA office hours to get more out of the Learning experience. However, most of these things aren't helping. I am starting to think that physics may not be suitable for me due to my skills. I also downloaded a few apps on my phone to help me, but most of them don't offer that much information. Any suggestions/recommendation I should do in order to improve my skills? Thanks.