I have been teaching Physics of over 20 years and I am now Head of Physics at one of the top rated schools in England. I have an honors degree in Physics, have a post graduate certificate in Physics (& Science) (PGCE) and currently lead the teaching and learning initiative at my school, which helps staff to provide greater opportunities for students to engage in their learning during lessons.
I have 20 years experience teaching Physics at Key Stage 3, 4 and 5. I have prepared students for GCSE and IGCSE following OCR, AQA and Edexcel syllabuses and have taught Edexcel, AQA A AS and A2 courses and with the new 2015 syllabus. I have an excellent track record with my students and all have very high value added grades after I have taught them - either in a class or one to one basis.
I understand why students find Physics difficult and have an excellent approach to making these concepts understood by students trying to improve from any grade - even from A to A* at A level.
I understand the GCSE and A level courses in detail and can help students not only improve their understanding of Physics, but how to prepare for exams and give them tips on what to write and not to write during tests, assessments and exams. Only teachers with experience can achieve this.
I have a firm but friendly approach to teaching and tuition. I believe in discovering what students understand first before helping them with what they do not understand. I insist on students taking an active role in their learning. I don't lecture, but develop important dialogue to help students express what they know and don't know.
During the first meeting I will discuss areas the student finds difficult or requires help in and will provide material to assess them during the tuition sessions. I also expect students to do some work between sessions so I can assess their progress - which I usually mark between sessions. I use these to provide specialised feedback - with strengths and weaknesses and suggestions how to improve.
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|Nottingham Trent University||1995||PGCE||Physics & Science|
|IoP||1997||Professional||Member of the Institute of Physics|
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