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GCSE £50.00
A-Level £60.00

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Personal Description:

I`m 27 years old and graduated from the University of Cambridge, where I studied Natural Sciences and specialised in Astrophysics, in 2011. I then worked for a leading investment bank before retraining to become a teacher on the Teach First scheme. I am currently teaching GCSE and A Level Physics at an academy in East London, where I am Deputy Head of Sixth Form and responsible for overseeing applications to Oxford and Cambridge.

I tutored four A2 Physics students last year, all of whom found the sessions extremely helpful. I`m very positive and patient so am confident that I will build a really good rapport with any student who chooses to work with me.

Tutoring Experience:

I have just finished my third year of teaching and have already been promoted to a leadership role within my school, which was the highest performing mixed comprehensive in the country for value added at GCSE in 2014. Around 50% of my GCSE Physics group achieved A*-A in 2015, with over 90% achieving A*-B. Half of my AS Level group achieved A grades in 2015, and the Physics teaching has been rated as the best in the school by ALPS. In my role as Deputy Head of Sixth Form, I plan and deliver the school`s University Support Programme as well as overseeing Oxbridge applications in Y13, including preparation for admissions tests like the MAT, PAT and STEP.

In summary, I can offer a range of support to tutees beyond what`s covered in the Physics specification, including development of higher order problem solving and critical skills, advice on choosing courses at university and practice interviews for Oxbridge and Russell Group applicants.

Tutoring Approach:

As part of my role in leading the sixth form at my school, I have done a lot of research across a number of departments to try and identify the barriers to achievement at A Level and develop strategies to address them. What's required in all subjects, but especially Physics, which involves a high degree of difficult problem solving, is a mix of core knowledge and methods alongside the confidence and resilience to use that knowledge in new and unusual contexts. Last year I developed a Toolkit approach, giving students a framework with which to apply their core knowledge in problem solving, that saw students progress from U grades in their mock exams at Christmas to A and B grades in their final exams in June. This year we have incorporated the idea of the Toolkit into the Physics curriculum for all A Level teachers at the school.

Qualifications:

  • Canterbury Christ Church University (2014) - Outstanding (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • University of Cambridge (2011) - BA Natural Sciences (Part II Astrophysics); 2:1 (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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