I have been fortunate to have been able to focus on the teaching of the most important and fundamental science to determined or able students (not necessarily the same!) for almost all of my teaching career.
I am now able to offer individual tuition in school Physics to any students who wish to improve their understanding of the subject and, ultimately, their performance in examinations. As well as lessons in GCSE and A level Physics I provide support in the mathematics needed for A level Sciences and can help students to develop practical skills in preparation for assessment of "required practicals" or the new practical skills endorsement - particularly important for home-schooled students or those who have missed time in school for whatever reason.
I have taught Physics in school since 1988 and spent the last 15 years as Head of Physics. In addition to GCSE and A level teaching I have taught extra lessons developing the mathematical skills needed for success and provided individual support for university entrance including Oxford PAT.
I have taught GCSE and A level Physics three days a week in a local community college having initially supported them during the absence of a key member of their staff. Last year I helped with the teaching of Physics at Exeter Mathematics School and providing support as an Ogden Isaac Fellow with Isaac Physics courses for Years 10 and 12,
Physics is about understanding how our Universe works, from the smallest sub-atomic particles to the interactions between the largest galaxies. Study of Physics can be a challenge and success requires resilience in an atmosphere where failure is accepted as a step towards understanding. I know that even the brightest students need help to link together new concepts and to practice use of key problem-solving skills. In lessons we build on what the student already knows and can do rather than to present them with the answer to a question.
I prefer to teach at my home, especially when practical skill development is being included, but can travel - please ask about my travel costs.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
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|Imperial College, London||1979||Bachelors||BSc (Hons) 2:1 in Physics|
|Imperial College, London||1980||Masters||MSc in Communication Engineering|
|University of Exeter||1988||PGCE||PGCE: Physics and Science|
|DES||1988||QTS||Main Subject Specialism: Physics|
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