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Garrie

Garrie

Home Tuition for Maths and Physics in Hamilton

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 also previously conducted postgraduate research and teaching duties at the University of Strathclyde.

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 hopefully inspiring and interesting to them.

Tutoring Experience

Having tutored for over 15 years, I've helped 500+ students improve their grades and achieve the exam results they were hoping for, as exemplified by my record 5/5 reviews, which place me as FirstTutor's the top rated STEM tutor in Central Scotland.

I've helped students from across the globe, including high school students sitting Scottish SQA qualifications (Nat 5, Higher, Advanced Higher, HNC and HND, etc), AS/A levels from various UK exam boards (AQA, OCR, Pearson/Edexcel and WJEC Eduqas), and University students from Mathematics, Physics, Aerospace, Mechanical, Electrical and Civil Engineering departments across the UK. I also prepare students for entrance exams to top schools/universities, and help mature students prepare to return to education after a break.

In my previous roles I lectured course modules and supervised student projects in a top 100 global university in my role at the University of Glasgow's School of Engineering. I taught subjects of all levels across the engineering disciplines (aerospace, mechanical, electronics/electrical) - from foundation years, undergrad, up to postgrad MSc/Masters level, and have an excellent reputation and feedback within the School of Engineering.

I also taught in my role as a research student at the University of Strathclyde, providing tuition and guidance to Mechanical Engineering undergrads during lab demonstrations and tutorials.

Tutoring Approach

Each student has individual needs and learning styles, and I aim to tailor my approach to match the student, and give them some control over how they want to be taught.

Students will have a 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 interest in their subject, and develop their own revision skills to improve their capacity for independent learning - it isn't just about passing the exam, but about nurturing an interest the subject and developing skills for the future.

I believe that the best way to learn is to enjoy yourself while doing it, so I aim to keep the sessions engaging for the student.

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, often failing to inspire them/their children to take an interest in a subject that could be interesting for them if they were introduced to it from the correct perspective. I aim to provide that missing perspective - expanding on what's taught in the classroom and filling in the gaps are left in the classroom.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Glasgow2011BachelorsFirst Class BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering

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25% discount on your first lesson!
MathsIn-personOnline
A-Level£70£66.50
University£75£71.25
Casual Learner£75£71.25
PhysicsIn-personOnline
A-Level£70£66.50
University£75£71.25
Casual Learner£75£71.25
ChemistryIn-personOnline
A-Level£70£66.50
Electronics / Electronic EngineeringIn-personOnline
A-Level£70£66.50
University£75£71.25
Casual Learner£75£71.25
Computer Studies / I.T.In-personOnline
A-Level£70£66.50
University£75£71.25
Casual Learner£75£71.25
Mechanical EngineeringIn-personOnline
A-Level£70£66.50
University£75£71.25
Casual Learner£75£71.25
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