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GCSE £40.00
A-Level £50.00

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Personal Description:

Hello, I am an experienced physics teacher and current A level examiner I am very keen to see that my students the success of which they are capable in physics. I am very passionate about the subject and believe this enthusiasm really helps my students to succeed in physics. I am employed at an Independent school in Berkshire, and the vast majority of my teaching is spent delivering the physics A level and GCSE syllabuses. I have over five years of preparing candidates for their A level examinations and I work in an environment that helps our students achieve their significant potential in physics.

UPDATE (August 2015)
Due do the level of demand and work commitments, I can only offer tuition online at present. The sessions are conducted via a browser based interactive white board and I use a tablet that enables me to write directly to the screen. The sessions are fully interactive where resources are directly loaded into whiteboard and answers can be written into screen and saved for future reference. I also provide resources prior to and after each session to reinforce progress.

Tutoring Experience:

I also have tutored over 40 students to success at A level and GCSE physics, including the preparation of candidates for Oxbridge examinations and interviews. Many of my students have initially lacked confidence in the subject, but with with a good work ethic, all have seen their grades increase, and in some instances by up to three grade boundaries.

Tutoring Approach:

I am very keen that the students get maximum value for the time spent with me. It is important that I quickly grasp and address any gaps in the student's knowledge. I have a very good knowledge of AQA, OCR (the specification that I teach) Edexcel, and WJEC syllabuses and I am also an examiner for two of the major boards. I prepare for each session by arranging a range of resources including past paper and practice questions. I am also very keen to emphasize to my students the importance of learning definitions since typically 30% of the marks available, are awarded for just being able to memorise these.


  • Cardiff Metropolitan (2011) - Physics with Science (PGCE) (✔ On File)
  • University of Manchester (2002) - Theoretical Physics (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • University of Manchester (1998) - Physics (Masters) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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