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Stephen offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!
Computer Studies / I.T.
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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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- West of Scotland University (1997) - M.Sc. I.T (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Edinburgh Napier University (1994) - PgDip Electronics (Other) (✔ On File)
- RMCS, Cranfield University (1983) - M.Phil Solid State Physics Res. (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Aston University (1977) - 2.2 B.Sc. Physics with honours (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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He has a structure of topics he will cover if it is the complete course syllabus that is required or can focus on a particular area if the is the student's preference.
Proof of the pudding … my daughter achieved her A in maths at Nat 5 level. I wouldn't hesistae to use him again if my son needs assistance in a few years' time
Thank you for tutoring Catie for her Nat 5 maths exam. She really developed in confidence and her understanding improved significantly.
Unfortunately, she found a couple of the questions completely out with her learning and she achieved a D in the exam. She intends to sit the Higher over 2 years and I'm sure that she will achieve it.