Hello! I'm Garrie, a tutor for Maths/Physics/Engineering/Chemistry/Computing at university and secondary school level, and the top rated tutor on the FirstTutors website in Central Scotland!
I am a full-time tutor, with a background in academic teaching and research, having previously held posts as Research Assistant / Teacher at the University of Glasgow's School of Engineering.
I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 2011 with a first class B.Eng. (Hons) in Aeronautical Engineering, finishing at the top of my class. I then conducted postgraduate research at the University of Strathclyde from 2011, before joining the University of Glasgow as a teaching assistant.
I am deeply passionate about my subject and the fields which underpin it. I enjoy sharing that passion with others, and helping them to comprehend these subjects in a way that is inspiring and interesting to them.
I have worked as a tutor for over 15 years, and in that time have helped more than 500 students improve their grades and achieve the exam results they were hoping for, as exemplified by my record 5/5 reviews, placing me as the top rated STEM tutor in the Central Scotland area on the FirstTutors website.
My students range from high school students sitting qualifications across the country, including SQA qualifications (Higher, Advanced Higher, HNC and HND), as well as English/Welsh qualifications (AS/A Level) through to University students from Mathematics, Physics, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Civil Engineering departments at various universities across the UK, as well as casual learners seeking to pick up qualifications they missed out on at school, or return to higher education as a mature student. I also help students prepare for entrance exams to top schools and universities.
Through my online service, my students have spanned the globe.
I have also lectured and supervised student projects professionally in a top 100 global university in my role at the University of Glasgow's School of Engineering. I taught subjects of all levels and across the engineering disciplines (aerospace, mechanical, electronics/electrical) - from first year undergraduate, up to MSc/Masters level, and have an excellent reputation and feedback within the School of Engineering.
I also tutored in my role as a PhD student at the University of Strathclyde, providing tuition and guidance to Mechanical Engineering undergraduate students during lab demonstrations and tutorials.
Each student has individual needs and learning styles, and I aim to tailor my approach to match those, and give the student some control over how they want to be taught.
Students will have a large say in what they learn from me, and how we approach it, helping me to identify their strengths and weaknesses, and structure a learning programme that complements them.
I intend for my students to gain a solid foundation and an interest in their subject, and to develop their own revision skills to improve their capacity for independent learning in the future - it isn't just about passing exams, but about nurturing an interest the subject.
I believe that the best way to learn is to enjoy learning, by learning things which are inspiring and interesting from a person who is inspired and interested!
I am not a secondary school teacher, and do not teach like one. Feedback from clients suggests that the approach of many teachers doesn't resonate with all students, and often doesn't inspire them/their children to take an interest in a subject that could be genuinely fun for them if they were introduced to it from the correct perspective for them. I aim to provide that perspective, expanding on what's taught in the classroom and filling in the gaps that teachers often leave.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
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|University of Glasgow||2011||Bachelors||First Class BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering|
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