I am a self employed musican and tutor. I have a very strong academic background in physics having achieved a first class masters in Physics during 2008-2012. Since then I have branched out considerably, moving towards music. Despite this, I retain a keen interest in all things physics and maths and have a passion for teaching all my subjects.
In my musical life I am currently writing and producing a solo album. I will be touring the new music in the summer around my teaching commitments.
I have been tutoring maths and physics for 3 years during which time I have had great success in raising students achievement in both short and longer term arrangements. I have helped students move up multiple grades and derive enjoyment from the learning process. I place great importance in developing positive and trusting working relationships with both students and parents.
I'm practiced at thinking on my feet and responding fluidly to student requirements in session. My role teaching at a popular music school and delivering lessons to 2 drummers at once sometimes for durations of 2 hours has helped me develop the ability to engage students on difficult topics and activities for long periods of time and make demonstrable progress within each session.
During 2013/2014 I was enrolled on a PGCE secondary science course which I left as I did not believe that the teaching style I was being asked to conform to was sufficiently aspirational. I fully embrace and welcome the new more advanced GCSE 1-9 courses and synoptic A level exams.
I treat every student as an individual, and find the most challenging and important part of my job is working out how each student's brain works. This applies to personal sphere just as much as the academic.
I firmly believe in empowering students to take charge of their own study, as a result I find setting homework, sometimes open ended challenges, a very important aspect of my work. My philosophy is that the correct answer is not enough; I value the steps in between and the thought processes just as much, for it is in traversing these paths and through the missteps and epiphanies along the way, that true learning takes place.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|The University of York||2012||Masters||Physics, First Class Honours|
|Abbeyfield School||2008||School||A in A level Maths|
|Abbeyfield School||2008||School||A in A level Physics|
|Abbeyfield School||2008||School||B in A level Chemistry|
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