Troy

Hackney Tutor

I am currently undertaking a PhD in physics at University College London and Imperial College London. My research area is spin dynamics in nanomagnets. I am also interested in a broad range of topics from philosophy to other areas of science, particularly neuroscience. I am also a musician, playing bass in a band and some DJing. I live in East London but am happy to travel to West as I am also at Imperial College. (Note: I am unavailable Wednesday evenings)

Tutoring Experience

I conducted a revision session for an IB student studying physics in Hamburg. I have helped organise an outreach day aimed at GCSE students and gave a talk about how sensors work followed by an interactive session. I supported my peers by arranging revision sessions while at university. Weekly group meetings with other researchers often requires explaining concepts that may be outside their expertise.

Tutoring Approach

I believe it is important to let students know that making mistakes is part of the learning process and that they should feel comfortable asking questions (even if they think they are stupid questions). I also understand that something that may help me understand something might confuse someone else. I would urge a student to think for themselves in order to find what works best for them. Having spent five years in further education I have first-hand experience of how the material I will be teaching can be related real world problems. It is important that the student engages with the material and can see that it has utility outside the classroom. I will focus on building the students confidence to answer exam style questions and gain the deep understanding required to tackle unfamiliar problems. Most importantly I aim to provide a friendly and encouraging environment.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
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Qualifications

University of Leeds2014MastersPhysics (2:1)
Queen Katherine School (Kendal)2010CollegeMaths A Level (A)
Queen Katherine School (Kendal)2010CollegePhysics A Level (B)
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Subjects taught
25% discount on your first lesson!
Maths
GCSE£40
A-Level£60
Physics
GCSE£40
A-Level£60