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Stephen offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
Electronics / Electronic Engineering
As a teenager I enjoyed building radios and amplifiers so it was a natural progression for me to start working life in electronic engineering where I maintained a keen interest, not just in electronics, but in pretty much every branch of science. Along the way I collected a BSc degree, embracing a wide range of maths, physics, astronomy and electronics related topics, but It was only much later that I discovered the enthusiasm for teaching and learning which ultimately lead me to take a PGCE with Huddersfield University to become a qualified teacher. After several years teaching I took early retirement in February 2011 and have since been tutoring Maths and Physics part time.
I have taught in a variety of institutions, Industry to college and across a wide spectrum of ages and abilities from Junior Science club to university entry tests. The majority of my teaching has been in the adult sector where I have worked extensively with small groups and individual students providing one to one coaching for professional qualifications. Since becoming a tutor my previous experience in one to one teaching methods has been invaluable and has contributed to some very successful outcomes for students.
I firmly believe that everyone can improve their understanding of maths and science but a good understanding is built gradually step by step. Each learnt step rests firmly on the one beneath and allows the able student to climb to great heights. Unfortunately a couple of missed steps can leave a knowledge gap that can severely limit or halt any further progress.
I have infinite patience and a friendly and supportive approach that encourages students to ask the questions they need answered to bridge those gaps for themselves and move nearer to a full understanding of the subject that can earn them the grades they deserve.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Huddersfield University (2010) - Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (✔ On File)
- Institute For Learning (2010) - Qualified Teacher Learning & Skills (Professional) (✔ On File)
- Open University (2003) - BSc Science & Technology (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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Sam was very professional and give us reassurance of what he can do for my daughter GCSE
2 online lessons so far l my daughter found it very useful
Sam has consistantly been prompt, professional, consistent and approachable.
He has managed to get a 16 year old boy who was really struggling with he subject, because he didn’t sufficiently understand the language or processes of GCSE level maths and was falling behind at school, up to a good solid pass (5).
Sam has helped him engage with the subject. His simple and effetive rules and tips have really enhanced my son’s confidence and abiliy in the subject.
My son has said he will miss his sessions with Sam, as he enjoyed them so much and is a pleased as punch to have passed this subject first time.
I would highly recommend Sam for those wanting straight talking, effective and supportive maths tuition. He’s been Fab!