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Nancy offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

Maths

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High School R 200.00R 180.00
Exam Prep R 200.00R 180.00
University R 200.00R 180.00
Adult R 200.00R 180.00

Biology

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High School R 200.00R 180.00
Exam Prep R 200.00R 180.00

Chemistry

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High School R 200.00R 180.00
Exam Prep R 200.00R 180.00

Physics

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High School R 200.00R 180.00
Exam Prep R 200.00R 180.00
University R 200.00R 180.00
Adult R 200.00R 180.00

Science

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High School R 200.00R 180.00
Exam Prep R 200.00R 180.00
University R 200.00R 180.00
Adult R 200.00R 180.00

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Personal Description:

I'm currently working towards my PhD in Physics at Stellenbosch University, and have a passion for teaching and science. I'm originally from the UK and completed my undergraduate degree (Physics) at the University of Oxford, before moving to Stellenbosch University for my Master's and PhD. One of the most important things to me as a scientist is communication, not just to other physicists but anyone who has an interest in the world and how it works.

Tutoring Experience:

I've tutored privately for over a decade as well as been an active participant in university outreach schemes during both my undergraduate and postgraduate studies. Many of these focused on students from disadvantaged backgrounds, requiring not just clear and effective explanations, but also the ability to interest and engage students in the work.

I have worked as a demonstrator for three semesters at Stellenbosch University, in Physics and Applied Maths. This involved being present during tutorials to help with any questions and further explanations on the work, as well as lunchtime sessions for students who needed extra help.

During my undergraduate degree I took a module on "Teaching Physics in Schools", focusing on how to more effectively teach high school and university students complex physics concepts. This involved visiting high schools and participating in teaching, to get a hands-on feel for what teaching techniques are most effective and why.

Tutoring Approach:

My two main teaching aims are guiding students to truly understand a subject and its concepts instead of simply learning how to pass the exams, and to help them find an interest in the subject. These together result in a student who is motivated and flexible in their approach to learning and problem solving.

In my experience many students are more capable than they believe. By asking the right questions, I can help break down a complex problem into smaller steps and guide them towards the solution themselves, allowing them to reason through each part of the problem independently. This leads to efficient learning and increased confidence in their own skills, as well as a strong foundation in the subject. It also means that if a student is struggling with a specific aspect of a problem, I can quickly diagnose the difficulty and we can focus our attention there.

Finally, especially for subjects such as science and math, I find that often a certain approach will feel intuitive to a student but many others do not. I consider it my responsibility to work with a student as far as possible, exploring multiple ways to understand various concepts to find what is easiest and most natural for the student.

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

Qualifications:

  • University of Oxford (2014) - 2:1 BA Physics (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)

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