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Subjects Taught


Hourly Rate
Secondary £25.00
GCSE £30.00


Hourly Rate
Secondary £25.00
GCSE £30.00


Hourly Rate
Secondary £25.00
GCSE £30.00

Combined Science

Hourly Rate
Secondary £25.00
GCSE £30.00

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Personal Description:

My name is David and I am a physics teacher. Far too often, the response I get from introducing myself like this is, "I hated Physics at school", to which I usually reply, "You wouldn't have if I had taught you!"

Now, I'm not trying to show off. Physics is a stimulating, beautiful and exciting subject which is becoming increasingly important in modern society and is deeply rooted in new and exciting technologies. It depresses me that any physics teacher would do such a poor job that his or her students leave school "hating" a subject that covers some of the most interesting and important ideas humans have ever had.

I accept Physics is one of the more academically demanding subjects, but with the right teaching methods and a little effort and perseverance from the learner it is an extremely rewarding subject. I have found this out firsthand through my own Physics career.

When I was at school, I wouldn't say I was 'gifted' at Physics, far from it- I really struggled! It wasn't until I was taught by a really passionate and inspirational Physics teacher at college that I started to make great leaps and strides in my understanding of the subject. Ultimately I made the decision to Study Physics at University. In 2007 I obtained a 2.1 honors degree in Physics from the University of Leeds and by 2008 a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). I feel my own experiences of struggling with Physics in the past have allowed me to support others helping them to make better sense of the ideas and concepts in Physics.

Tutoring Experience:

Since 2008 I have worked as a fully qualified Science teacher in two different schools, one of which was and still is designated as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. I have taught across all 3 disciplines (Biology, Chemistry and Physics at GCSE and Physics to A - level.

I have expertise in making differentiated and tailor made learning resources as well as working with students designated 'gifted and talented' as well as students with 'special educational needs'. I have an excellent understanding of assessment and exam rubric and I am responsible for overseeing assessment in the Science department where I work.

Tutoring Approach:

I am extremely patient and have the ability to break ideas down in a way that it will make sense to the learner. I am extremely supportive with great interpersonal skills and believe strongly in praising every accomplishment no matter how small. I have a very good knowledge of exams and in preparing students for exams. In short to be successful at exams there are three words:

Understanding, Recollection & Application.

My tutoring style aims to tackle these issues where appropriate for each learner.

Understanding - We will address gaps in knowledge, misconceptions and muddled ideas. These types of tutoring session take the form of discussions, board drawings, power points, animations and demonstrations.

Recollection - We will look at ways of revising, recalling information, memory games, mnemonics, linking concepts, mind mapping and consolidating and summarising main points. These are often used as small exercises to test understanding. They can be left as a task for the learner to complete between tutoring sessions.

Application - We will look at exam techniques, exam questions, problem solving, applying learned knowledge/ concepts to different scenarios. These are used as small exercises in the first instance to test understanding but will increasingly play a more important role as the tutoring plays out.


  • University of Leeds (2008) - Pass (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • General Teaching Council (GTC) (2008) - Pass (QTS) (✔ On File)
  • University of Leeds (2007) - Physics 2:1 Honors (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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