Maths and physics have never been easy subjects to master, but for many of today’s students, they’re more difficult than ever. Class sizes are usually so big that students don’t get the attention they need, and they may struggle to keep up with the fast pace of the lessons. Worst of all, only 19% of physics teachers in the UK are considered ‘physics specialists’; the remaining 81% have no academic background in the subject, and so often fail to communicate it effectively to their pupils.
As a professional physicist, I hold a Master’s degree in Physics with Astrophysics, and a PhD in X-ray Astrophysics. Over the last five years, I’ve successfully tutored maths and physics to students of all ages and abilities at Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, SATs, GCSE and A-level. I also teach verbal and non-verbal reasoning, required for 11+ entrance exams.
When teaching, I first identify and address the weaknesses of each student, and adjust the pace and structure of the lesson accordingly. I then highlight the connections between the different parts of the syllabus to ensure that subject makes more sense, and teach exam technique to improve the final grades. Most importantly, I build the confidence of my students, increasing their self-esteem, and further improving their performance in all subjects.
Although it is better to seek help early, and to receive support throughout the course of study, I can provide emergency exam preparation if required – so if you think it’s too late, don’t panic! It is possible to make a difference with only a couple of lessons.
I’m based in Borehamwood, a short distance from Elstree and Borehamwood Station. If you require a friendly and supportive maths or physics tutor, for either weekly lessons or just a one-off, please get in touch.