Vicky

I am an active tutor based near Durham City, and am a specialist in both Maths and Physics. I acquired my maths degree at 18 due to my unconventional education, and went on to study theoretical physics at Durham, gaining the four-year MPhys in three years. Most recently, I finished my Ph.D. thesis on extrasolar planets.

Outside of science, I am a published science fiction and fantasy author, and enjoy reading, writing, drawing, computer games, climbing, caving, and general adventure.

Please be aware that I do need to charge for either travel expenses or room hire costs in addition to my basic rate, depending on the student's location and ability to travel, and I am limited to travelling by bus and bicycle. Travel expenses may reach up to £15 depending on distance, while the room hire cost is a flat £4/hour.

Tutoring Experience

I have experience tutoring at all levels, including preparation for GCSE and A-level exams, and also work with University students. Having been entirely home educated myself, I have a great deal of experience with home-schooling. Throughout my childhood, I was in the habit of explaining anything I found interesting to my school-taught contemporaries, usually with rapid success.

I have been a professional tutor for over two years, and have experienced success with students of all levels from GCSE to university, both face-to-face and online.

Tutoring Approach

There is no single approach to education that can suit all people. As I get to know a student, I adjust my style based around their strengths and weaknesses, finding whatever method works best for them. I focus on understanding rather than memorisation, as the correct understanding allows many formerly memorised items to be derived from first principles without difficulty, and is also far more useful in future life.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekdays (all times)
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Qualifications

The Open University2005BachelorsMathematical Sciences
University of Durham2009MastersTheoretical Physics
The Open University2016DoctoratePh.D. "Extra-Solar Planetary Atmospheres and Interior Structure: Implications for Observational Signatures"

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