I'm a graduate of the University of Kent (2009) where I achieved a BSc (hons) in Physics with Forensic Science. I am a member of the Institute of Physics which affords me access to many resources and up to date research.
I have an employment history in the engineering sector. I was last employed as a Chief Inspector in the Quality Department of an optics company before leaving to set up my own business. I find this is invaluable experience to relate maths and physics to the real world when I get the typical 'when am I going to need to know this?' question.
I have a very patient temperament and good sense of humour, but I am also highly organised and motivated (I have to be to run my own business!). I don't frustrate easily and have no problem covering the same ground until it clicks with the student.
I have been involved in outreach projects since secondary school and took up tutoring once I had more free time available. I have been consistently busy with tutoring and have been asked to keep places open for students and their siblings for the next academic year - which I think attests to their satisfaction in my abilities. As a younger tutor, I find I can form a good relationship with my students and encourage them to ask any questions that they might feel nervous asking a teacher for fear of being thought badly of or embarrassed in front of peers.
I have a lot of patience and try to find out how a student learns so I can best help them. I won't do the work for anyone, but I will try and help show the way.
I don't have a set course but try to use exam style questions to identify weaknesses and work specifically on those. If a student is having particular problems, it helps to work through the questions and see how A gets to B gets to C. I can also provide crib sheets on topics where there is a gap in knowledge.
Where the tutoring is for exam prep, I work through past papers to ready the student for the type of questions and thinking that they will need in an exam .
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Kent||2009||Bachelors||Physics with Forensic Science|
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