Trevor

Trevor

Tenbury Wells Tutor

After an early career as a middle school teacher, I moved to a university physics
department. Three years ago I retired as a professor of astrophysics at the University of
Birmingham and have now moved to the Tenbury Wells area - although I continue to do
some astronomy research in my spare time.

Tutoring Experience

I have been involved in science education for over 40 years, with students ranging from
10 years old to undergraduates. My initial teaching experience was as a
Middle School teacher, before studying for a PhD and then becoming a university
lecturer. I taught a variety of physics, maths and astronomy courses to
undergraduate students throughout my university career, and also tutored
physics students on placements within secondary schools in Birmingham. I have
always had excellent feedback from my students.

Tutoring Approach

Drawing on this experience, I aim to convey the excitement of science and the
usefulness of mathematics to my students. To be successful in maths or science
it is essential to understand the key concepts, and to be able to make use of them,
rather than simply to memorise facts. My approach is therefore to identify areas
where a student is struggling to grasp the ideas, and work with them to address
their difficulties. Students will find me friendly, approachable and interested
in their learning. I will travel to locations within about 10 miles of my home for
tutorials - e.g. Clifton, Tenbury, Great Witley, Martley, Stourport, Bewdley. More distant
locations (Ludlow, Leominster, Worcester etc.), and also tutorials at my house,
may be possible by arrangement.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

University of Warwick1973BachelorsBSc (1st class)
University of Sussex1975PGCEPGCE
University of Birmingham1981DoctoratePhD (Space Research)

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Subjects taught
Maths
GCSE£22
Physics
GCSE£22
A-Level£27
University£35