I'm a highly experienced full-time private tutor in maths and physics. I aim to make my lessons interactive & enjoyable and try to pass on my enthusiasm for the subject.
I have a first class degree in Physics from the University of Surrey and hold an up to date DBS check.
Since graduating I spent 20 years working in a variety of technical fields including software, nuclear fusion and sonar. I've been providing private tuition since 2008 but in 2010 (then aged 42) I decided to take a career break to devote more time to tutoring. This has proved very successful and I now work as a full-time tutor and have no intentions of returning to my old career!
My hobbies include running, cycling, hill walking with my wife in Scotland and hiking in New Zealand (sadly not as often as I would like!).
During my 12 years of tutoring I've taught over 150 students totalling over 6000 lessons. I follow the school curriculum and cover all the major exam boards for GCSE and A level and can also help with related qualifications such as International GCSEs.
I've worked with students covering a vast range of abilities. Some students may be struggling with their GCSE maths and need some extra support to get them back up to speed and boost their confidence in the subject. Other students may already be very capable but want to maximise their chances of achieving a top grade.
I'm also experienced in providing online tuition using a skype video link and an interactive shared whiteboard.
My approach to tutoring is to ensure that sessions are interactive and enjoyable. I try to create a relaxed atmosphere, develop a positive rapport with my students and encourage questions. I'm told that I'm calm, friendly and patient.
All students are very much individuals in terms of their subject knowledge and the way they learn so I adapt my style to suit each student. This is the key to effective one-to-one tuition.
I strive to make every lesson an interesting and enjoyable experience and try to convey my enthusiasm for the subject.
I make sure that my students understand the fundamental principles behind the material, this then makes the subsequent detail much easier to comprehend and remember. For specific exam preparation I believe the best strategy is to work through past paper questions (which I can provide). This will help to highlight areas which need further work.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Institute of Physics||1998||Professional||Chartered Physicist|
|University of Surrey||1991||Bachelors||First class degree in Physics|
|Fakenham Sixth Form Centre||1987||College||A levels in Maths (A), Physics (A) and Chemistry (A)|
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