I specialise in IB/A-level subjects with a focus in mathematics, sciences and especially physics.
A good tutor must both improve the students exam results and help develop a well-rounded understanding for the student to put into a wider context. Instilling confidence in a student is also crucial whilst making a subject enjoyable. Any progress in a subject needs to be maintained.
Im currently a PhD student in Particle Physics at Oxford University (Balliol College). I completed my Masters in Physics at Imperial College London and spent an Erasmus exchange year in Paris.
For the past three years, I have been spending school holidays with the same family. They live up in Doncaster where I stay with them for a couple of weeks (or sometimes even just a few days) to work on whatever exams they are preparing for. Sometimes, we just focus on general school work, which I think we all find to be more rewarding - there is less pressure and it feels as though we are able to go into more depth. It helps that I really like the family and that they have become more like friends than clients. I think part of the success of the residential experience is that we do things together outside of the classroom-(or kitchen!), like going for walks, hitting the gym etc.
Having studied as a full scholarship student at Cheltenham College not only do I know the pitfalls for common entrance but also techniques to shine in scholarship exams. My tutoring experience ranges from 11+ to A Level/IB predominately in Maths and Science.
Hobbies and Interests
My interests include travelling, languages and culture. I enjoy socializing, debating and all kinds of sport from football to dodgeball. Last year, I was the President of the Imperial College Dodgeball club. I strongly believe a work/fun balance is key to maximizing potential.