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

Maths

Hourly Rate
Secondary £55.00
GCSE £55.00
A-Level £55.00
Casual Learner £55.00

Physics

Hourly Rate
Secondary £55.00
GCSE £55.00
A-Level £55.00
University £55.00
Casual Learner £55.00

Chemistry

Hourly Rate
Secondary £55.00
GCSE £55.00
A-Level £55.00
Casual Learner £55.00

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Personal Description:

Welcome to higher grades in Physics, Chemistry and Maths. I am a full time professional tutor and an excellent communicator, with the ability, understanding and resources to get the best out of students for their GCSEs, IGCSEs, IBs, A levels, Uni entrance tests and undergraduate degrees. I am a fully qualified, DBS checked, teacher with over ten years teaching and tuition experience across all ages and abilities. Working as an examiner for the major exam boards in the UK has given me a detailed understanding of examination requirements, I extend this insight to my students, giving them not only the required knowledge for their exams but also the very best exam technique. I have been awarded a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics, this involved producing cutting edge research for future solar technology, this work helps me to inspire my students. I am passionate about my subject and I really enjoy my job as a tutor. So if you, or someone you know, wants to learn physics and get higher grades please get in touch.

I will provide:
Increased students grades (see testimonials)
Friendly, reliable and professional service
Inspiration and encouragement
Supporting homework and problems
Highly efficient and effective environment for learning
Excellent subject knowledge
Increased problem solving skills
Significant improvements to exam technique
An ability to get the best out of students

Tutoring Experience:

I am a professional tutor with ten years teaching and tutoring experience. In 2005 I graduated from Leeds University with a BSc Physics, having achieved the second highest mark in the year. I received a PGCE (post graduate certificate in education) from Nottingham University in 2007. After which I completed three years at the Brunts School in Mansfield, with particular success teaching GCSE and A-level. In 2011 I started tutoring part time while studying for a Masters in Nanoscience from the School of Chemistry at Nottingham University. I graduated in 2012 having achieved the highest mark in the history of the course (79.3%).

Between 2012 and 2017 I was working on my PhD in Chemical Physics, the highest possible degree. My PhD used X-ray based techniques to analyse molecules and nanostructures on surfaces. The primary goal was to investigate charge transfer between these nanostructures and various surfaces. Charge transfer is very important for solar cells and organic LEDs and this research leads to fundamental understanding of the physics behind these technologies. Part of this work used synchrotrons, which is an X-ray producing particle accelerator, at MAX-Lab IV in Lund, Sweden and Soleil in Paris. I hope that this research will lead to developing new technologies for light flexible displays and lower cost generation of solar power.

Tutoring Approach:

My approach to tutoring:
I will work with the student to quickly find the problems they are having with physics, then rebuild their knowledge or correct their misconceptions, making the relevant physics clear and easy to understand. Challenging questions and assignments will be set to drive, encourage and push a student outside of tutorials, I then work with the student on the problems they found challenging. This also helps to carefully assess knowledge and give them a much clearer understanding. Working through problem solving, examination techniques and confidence building exercises, I can improve a students’ performance in any exam. Ultimately driving students towards their best while making the learning process fun, enjoyable and inspirational.

How online tutorials work:
Tutorials online are conducted over Skype, FaceTime or Zoom using BitPaper This means students can see me and talk to me via a video call. BitPaper is an interactive white board used by both myself and my student, it is web based so only a flash enabled web browser is required. This allows students to work with me on problems, and keep their tutorial notes in one place for revision. I also used a wide range a range of animations and online resources, which are carefully selected to improve understanding.

So if you just need help with a few problems, a complete course from scratch, or anything in-between, I can help, please get in touch.

Prices indicated are for daytime 8am-5:30pm, evening rate is £60, Saturday rate £65

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

Qualifications:

  • University of Nottingham (2017) - PhD (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • School of Chemistry, University of Nottingham (2012) - MSc Nanoscience (Distinction, highest mark in the history of the course) (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of Nottingham (2008) - PGCE Science (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • University of Leeds (2005) - BSc 2:1(hons) Physics (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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