I have always found maths and physics fascinating, which led me to study applied physics at university. I have enjoyed teaching both subjects as a tutor. I have often enjoyed discussions with friends and family who have not studied the subjects. I believe that both subjects should be as strongly embedded in the wider culture and enjoyed as much as pop music or sport. They should not been seen a mysterious or strange activities for 'eggheads' (sorry for the soapbox rant). My day job is in IT (and is much less interesting).
Worked as a tutor for maths and physics students at GCSE and A level during the mid 90s.
At that time I developed some of my own teaching materials that proved very effective with many students with a range of abilities.
I like to use dialog supported by mindmaps to explore (and recal) the ideas of maths and physics. In this way similarities and differences between different areas of the subjects can be addressed directly, so avoiding confusion. This builds the foundations of understanding on which more knowledge can more easily be attained and retained.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (evenings)|
|References Available||On File|
|South Bank University||1991||Masters||Information Systems Engineering|
|Brunel University (West London)||1988||Bachelors||Applied Physics|