I offer tuition in Maths and Physics which combines a thorough academic approach with a perspective on real-world applications to help in understanding and remembering concepts. I enjoy working with a range of students: from those who struggle with a subject and are just seeking to pass, to high-flyers targeting top grades; and from those just starting out at secondary level, to mature students returning to a subject after a several years break to advance or change their careers.
I’m a Chartered Engineer, and spent many years at world-leading high-tech consultancies combining maths, science and problem solving - the last of which now features prominently in the new style GCSEs and A Levels and is perhaps the most challenging aspect of them. I often had to present complex technical concepts to non-technical people so it was important to explain difficult ideas in an understandable way that didn’t trivialise the underlying ideas.
I first tutored one-to-one over ten years ago, and have since taught hundreds of students of a wider range of ages and at various levels (KS3, GCSE, A Level, Highers and the QTS Professional Skills Test). I've also given seminars and lectures at Universities (Brunel & UEA) to undergraduate and post-graduate students.
I believe that with the right tuition every student can fulfil their academic potential. Everyone learns in a different way and at a different speed so I tailor my tutoring to meet each student’s specific needs both in terms of subject matter and its presentation. I break down complex concepts into simple steps, and map abstract theories to practical examples to try to make even the most difficult ideas understandable and relevant.
I offer the Adult/Casual Learner rate only on weekday daytime tuition sessions, where the study is not directed towards an academic qualification in the tutored subject. Typically such learners are preparing for interview/selection tests, training to become pilots/teachers, or need maths/science as part of a non-STEM degree.
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|University of East Anglia||1992||Bachelors||1st: BEng(hons) Electronic Engineering|
|Open University||2019||Masters||Distinction: MA Philosophy|
|Engineering Council||1997||Professional||Chartered Engineer (C Eng)|
|Federation Européenne d'Associations Nationales d’Ingenieurs||1998||Professional||European Engineer (Eur Ing)|
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