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Patrick offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!
Currently a PhD Student in Computational/Theoretical Physics at UCL. My current research focuses on using machine learning techniques to improve computational simulations in material's science.
I graduated with a very high first class Master's degree in Chemical Physics from the University of Warwick. A passionate advocate and researcher in science, I was awarded the 2016 Salter's Graduate Prize for Chemistry for contributions to British chemistry research. This year marks my fifth year in full-time scientific research, which has spanned a diverse range of subjects from synthetic organic chemistry to quantum mechanics and computational physics.
In addition to experience privately tutoring university level students for the last year, I've been involved in a number of other teaching related activities over the course of my career!
Most recently, I was co-organiser of the Hermes 2018 Summer School for Science Communication. An international conference aimed at educating first year PhD students and final year master's students on the principles of presentation, teaching and communication. The conference took place between the 19th-23rd of July 2018 and saw students from Europe, the UK, Russia, Australia and Morocco come together.
While a master's student at the University of Warwick, I led a series of workshop sessions on Physical Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry. These took the form of 30 minutes of lecture/teaching, followed by 30 minutes of problem solving, during which time I would speak to students individually regarding their questions and problems. I also gave one to one tutoring for two younger students in the run up to exams which helped them greatly in achieving their goals.
In the past I have also tutored English as a foreign language (While studying in the Netherlands) and spent 6 months working as a teaching assistant in a school for children with specific learning difficulties.
I am a firm believer that understanding the underlying concepts in Physics and Chemistry is the key to success, after which, solving new and challenging problems, such as exam questions, becomes much more intuitive! I like to foster a real interest in students by making analogies which can be easily understood, providing visual aids, and working through problems in a real 'step by step' way, explaining each fundamental concept as it appears.
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- University of Warwick (2016) - Chemistry (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- University of Warwick (2016) - Chemistry with International Experience (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
- Notre Dame College (2012) - Physics (IB) (College) (✘ Not On File)
- Notre Dame College (2012) - Chemistry (IB) (College) (✘ Not On File)