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Thomas offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!

Maths

Hourly Rate
GCSE £35.00
A-Level £35.00
Casual Learner £35.00

Physics

Hourly Rate
GCSE £35.00
A-Level £35.00
Casual Learner £35.00

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Personal Description:

I am a Theoretical Physics graduate with 5 years tutoring experience. I have a passion for challenging traditional ideas and finding new means to help students make their way through an increasingly strained, high pressure education system.

I tutor because it allows me to help young people reach their potential in typically difficult subjects, and because it provides rewarding and intellectually stimulating environment in which to work.

When I'm not tutoring or working, I spend my time writing and performing music with my band.

Tutoring Experience:

I started tutoring when I was in my second year of university, and have continued to do so alongside studying and working for the last 5 years.

My previous job allowed me to work with a wide ability range of students. On one hand I was teaching pre GCSE maths to a 17 year old boy with Asperger's Syndrome, ADHD and severe Dyslexia; while on the other hand my most recent A - level student achieved an A* in Physics and an A in maths.

This range of experience showcases my ability to relate to students on all levels, be they a top student who wants to secure an A* grade or a struggling student who is worried they won't pass their exams. Maths and physics are difficult and often unintuitive subjects, but once my students realise that that doesn't put them in the exclusive domain of "things smart people do" they flourish, often stating how surprised they are at the ease with which they can answer difficult looking questions.

Tutoring Approach:

I have found that students in mainstream schools can often be overlooked by teachers due to their workload and class size. This can cause students a great deal of frustration with the subject, leading many to believe that they "just don't get it" when actually they just lacked sufficient one on one time with a teacher. Tutoring allows me to help towards addressing this systematic problem.

My approach is tailored for the individual student, this includes but is not limited to: homework help, catching up with class work, racing ahead with class work, exam practice and help with planning and conducting revision effectively.

I emphasise conceptual understanding as a foundation of academic success. I will draw analogies between different topics to highlight how maths and physics are not a series of separate, isolated processes but a web of inter-related ideas. After a student has this foundation, the focus shifts to building on this understanding through worked examples and practice exam questions.

I charge a flat rate of £35 per hour but I do offer group discounts for teaching pairs or trios of students.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • University of Sussex (2014) - BSc Theoretical Physics (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Hazelwick Sixthform (2011) - A-level Maths (A*) (College) (✔ On File)
  • Hazelwick Sixthform (2011) - A-level Physics (A) (College) (✔ On File)
  • Hazelwick Sixthform (2011) - A-level Spanish (B) (College) (✔ On File)

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