What is the problem?? Ok, I have been enrolled in my first physics course for about a month now. Last week we took a test, and I could not get a final answer for ANY of the problems!! I just don't understand why I can't do this stuff. So far we have done kinematics, 2 dimensional motion, projectile motion, centripital acceleration, friction and forces. I went to get help from my teaching assistant, and he told me he will not give me another lecture. So right now I am stuck, and pretty desperate. When I sit down to do homework.. I can not get ONE answer. In the beggining I sat and did the homework with my friends, but everyone ended up going off on tangents and finishing in their own way, and I ended up copying. So I'm pretty sure that I did VERY poorly on this test. Hope comes in that one test is dropped, so I have another chance. But obviously the material never gets dropped, so I must learn it. I know the best way to learn is to do hundred's of exmaples, but I can't do ANY!! I understand like 50% of the concepts, and have problems when it comes to doing a problem. I want very badly to understand physics and to do it very well, but I just can't get my feet off the ground. I found a tutor that charges $20 an hour, and I went to her a couple of times. I racked up $60 worth of tutoring in one night, and I still couldn't do a problem. My problem with her is that she has a VERY VERY thick accent and it makes it hard for me to understand. She also does problems differently than I've learned. Thats another problem. EVERYONE does the same problem a different way. I go to help from one source, and the next source shows me differently. I NEED to understand Physics. I want to very badly. My question to you guys is: How do I do this? How can I get my feet off the gound and start to be able to do problems. I have no fear of putting in hard work and I am totally willing, but I need a launching pad! My next exam is in the middle of March. I plan to work very hard to master that test. But first I need to go back and master the basics. How is it done? I somehow need this subject put into perspective. I need a way to find clues so I can know what the problem is asking and how to find the answer. Thank you in advance. PS - I can provide problems if someone would be willing to help me walkthrough one of them.