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I studied Natural Sciences / Experimental and Theoretical Physics at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge, from 2009-2013 and graduated with a First. From 2013 -present I have been studying for a PhD in the field of Surface Physics, also at Caius/Cambridge. I submitted my corrected Thesis at the end of February 2018. I am currently based in Hertford.
During my PhD studies I gave around 80 hours of small-group undergraduate teaching in second-year and third-year Physics. I developed my teaching philosophy and practice by completing the Teaching Associates' Programme to become an Associate of the Higher Education Academy. My current teaching style owes a lot to the reading, reflection and discussions I had on the programme. I pay particular attention to the connections between different topics in a course, the role of implicit assumptions or misconceptions which can impede progress, the range of activities a student can carry out to develop deep understanding, and helping students to progressively direct their own learning.
Approx 80 hours undergraduate supervising (Physics, University of Cambridge)
Approx 150 hours GCSE/A-Level Maths and Science personal tutoring
The approach I take with each student depends on their individual goals, strengths and weaknesses, and the overall learning context. However, in general I put a focus on addressing misconceptions, exploring logical connections between different course areas, and setting learning activities that encourage as deep an understanding of the material as possible. At the same time, I recognise the need at times for a pragmatic approach to boosting exam grades, including work on exam technique.
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- University of Cambridge (2018) - Doctor of Philosophy (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
- Higher Education Academy (2016) - Associate Fellowship (Professional) (✔ On File)
- University of Cambridge (2013) - MSci (Class I) (College) (✔ On File)
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