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Physics

Price Guide
Primary $50.00
Secondary $50.00
NCEA Level 1 $50.00
NCEA Levels 2-3 $50.00
Adult/Casual $50.00

Chemistry

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Primary $50.00
Secondary $50.00
NCEA Level 1 $50.00

Biology

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Primary $50.00
Secondary $50.00
NCEA Level 1 $50.00
NCEA Levels 2-3 $50.00
University $50.00
Adult/Casual $50.00

Combined Science

Price Guide
Primary $50.00
Secondary $50.00
NCEA Level 1 $50.00
NCEA Levels 2-3 $50.00
Adult/Casual $50.00

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Personal Description:

My professional life is devoted to improving learning and helping students develop their knowledge, enthusiasm and ability in science. As Head of Science and Director of eLearning I can influence a wider audience beyond my own classes. If you seek a passionate educator, trained at world leading University, with a proven track record or raising achievement and inspiring students, get in touch.

Available during weekdays during school holidays. Surcharges may apply for travel.

Tutoring Experience:

2013 – ongoing: Head of Department – Science, Teacher of Science, Biology and Physics, Director of eLearning (St Patrick's College)

2012: Marker – trialled and moderated a new Level 3 physics Achievement Standard for NZQA

2011 – 2012: Biology lecturer (UCOL)

2011: Marker for NZQA - Level 2 Physics

2010 – 2012: Assistant HOD Science/ Year 12 Dean/ Teacher of Science and Physics (Palmerston North Boys High School)

2007-2009: Teacher of science (Neale-Wade Community College, Cambridge, UK)

2004 - 2007: Private Tutor (Scotland)

2006: Special Educational Needs Assistant (Hermitage Academy, Scotland)

Tutoring Approach:

Approaching new concepts with familiar context allows a foundation to be built, whether this is using a car battery for acids, or a door for torque and levers. Knowing my student's interests is important in finding examples they can relate to.

Deeper understanding can then be developed through discussion and, if practical, experimentation.

These principles are then assessed and refined through questions, allowing finer details and exam technique to be elucidated.

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Native Language: English
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • University of Cambridge (2008) - Masters of Education (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Cambridge (2007) - Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Science) (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Paisley (2004) - First Class Honours - Biology (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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