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Mia

Mia

I recently finished my PhD in Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London, where I carried out research in String Theory, an exciting subject at the forefront of particle physics.

I love tutoring and I care very deeply about my tutees. I have a talent for explaining things, as demonstrated by the various prizes I have won for academic talks about my work. Of course, as a scientist, I have true passion and enthusiasm for maths and physics, which lets me really bring out how fun, exciting and profound these subjects are. Anyone can gain a deep understanding of such technical subjects, as long as they are given the right guidance and lucid explanations that start from the basics. This deeper understanding is a great thing in its own right, and ultimately leads to exam success.

Awards received:
– New Talents Award (July 2014): Awarded for best theoretical physics talk at the International School of Subnuclear Physics, Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice – prize awarded by Nobel Laureate Gerard T’Hooft
– Julian Schwinger Diploma (July 2014): Awarded for overall contribution to the conference, also at the International School of Subnuclear Physics, Erice
– Physics Postgraduate Research Symposium Prize (June 2013): Awarded for best overall poster at the symposium, Imperial College London
– Best Poster Title Prize (June 2013): Awarded for the best poster title at the College-wide Graduate School Symposium, Imperial College London
– Tyndall Prize (July 2011): Awarded for best theoretical physics Masters thesis at Imperial College London
– Award For Physics In My Name (July 2007): After I left for University, my school named an award in my honour, which I return each year to present to exceptional students in Physics. This also involves outreach as I give short talks about my research.

Tutoring Experience

I have hundreds of hours of experience tutoring physics and maths (A-Level and GCSE maths, A-Level physics) and teaching undergraduates at Imperial. I'm very familiar with most undergraduate Physics topics, especially those that are more theoretical/mathematical. I know the A-Level physics and maths courses very well and will give students a really strong and intuitive grasp of these subjects.

Tutoring Approach

My style as a tutor is to encourage an intuitive understanding of the subject through clear explanations and to build the confidence of students, equipping them with both the technical skills and the self-belief required to reach their goals.

For physics and maths I think it's important to really understand the content intuitively and see the bigger picture, rather than just following recipes to get the answers, so I always try to get this across. Of course I also go into the finer details of specific problems, like the nitty-gritty of the algebra required in answering a particular question, building up my students' technical and analytical skills.

I am flexible as to how sessions are spent, depending on the needs of the tutee. My experience tutoring has given me an appreciation for the importance of tailoring my lessons to suit each individual's needs, and to work with them on strategies to achieve particular objectives.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Imperial College London2011MastersMSci, First Class Honours
Bosworth College, Leicester2007College3 A grades at A-Level
Imperial College London2016DoctoratePhD in Theoretical Physics

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