I am a retired medical physicist, now 62 years old. I worked as an industrial physicist for 14 years before going into education.I have been involved in numerous research projects and can illustrate physics with my own practical experience making it relevant. However, I known what is required to get a student through, having attended St Andrews Teacher Education College, University of Glasgow in 1999/2000.
Physics also makes numbers count. I have not had a student that has not made good progress in either physics or maths.
I have been tutoring for over sixteen years, and have given over 2225 sessions. I have a set of notes for Mathematics, and Physics at National 4, National 5 and Higher which I have written myself. Most of my students have stayed with me for over ten sessions. I can now quote statistics for my average student improvement in grade. An average student starting with me after Prelim exams improves their final higher grade by two to three grades.
I start with foundations. In maths this is fractions, negative numbers, and algebra. Once we have the basic techniques going we attack the various sections of the syllabus. The goal of every lesson is to finish on SQA examination questions. This provides the student with achievement and potential marks in the bag. I set one or two exam questions as homework to reinforce the lesson.
In physics I start by developing basic concepts from every day experiences and put the student into the problem. To understand physics you need to experience it. Again I rely heavily on SQA exam questions to reach the standard.
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|Aston University||1977||Bachelors||2.2 B.Sc. Physics with honours|
|RMCS, Cranfield University||1983||Masters||M.Phil Solid State Physics Res.|
|Edinburgh Napier University||1994||Other||PgDip Electronics|
|West of Scotland University||1997||Masters||M.Sc. I.T|
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