About

Personal Message
From a family of educators, I am a full-time professional tutor with over 10 years  of experience.  I enjoy helping others reach their potential.  I have a First Class Degree and PhD in Physics.

Which subject(s) do you teach?
– Test preparation for SATs, ACTs and SAT subject tests in math and physics
– Full preparation for the SAT and ACT tests. I have a working relationship with another online tutor who prepares students for the essay and English part of the test
– Maths and physics all through the US System

– Maths and physics up to A Level – UK Education System
– Physics and chemistry up to GCSE and IGCSE – UK Education System


Tell me about your qualifications.
PhD and degree in Physics from the University of Aberystwyth

What kind of experience do you have?
– 12 years of one to one individualised tutoring experience (A-levels and GCSEs)
– 6 years of preparing UK students for the American SAT/ACT and SAT subject tests
– Homeschooled a variety of students
– Experience of tutoring online
– Experience of distance teaching through correspondence with the Oxford College
– Pioneering the first Welsh language Physics programme in Wales
– Peer reviewed research scientist

 

How much do you charge?

My current fee is $70 USD payable by paypal

Where do you teach?
I have limited slots available for in-person teaching in central London.  I am now moving all my teaching to online lessons.  Students these days have become very comfortable with the online platform for their education consumption – taking advantage of such tools as the Kahn Academy and youtube.

When are you available?
I am available midweek in the day time, evenings and on the weekends. My time slots fill up quickly during the first few weeks of Autumn

Which ages and levels do you teach?
I tutor students from 10 years old up to 80+

Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes.

Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I teach online via ‘Scribblar’ – an interactive online whiteboard, using Skype or Facetime for a better audio experience. The content of the lessons is saved and sent as a document which allows the students to revisit the lesson at any time in future. There is no need for any downloads other than Skype if you do not have it.

 

I have been tutoring on Skype for a number of years and have developed a balanced method of keeping the student engaged throughout.

Where and with whom did you train?
Having initially trained as an assistant lecturer at the University of Aberystwyth, I regularly attend courses and lectures in the UK to keep abreast of new techniques and pedagogy.

I am continuously training and have only recently completed the “Learning How to Learn” MOOC course provided by the University of San Diego with Dr Barbara Oakley.

Reviews
Here are my latest reviews verified by First Tutors:

You can see further reviews on my facebook page


Tell me about some of your current students.
Tutored J for the SAT and SAT 2 Maths fully:  This involved filling in missing topics from UK education that he would need to pass the American exams.  The tutoring also involved changing his way of thinking about math and numbers – so as to better tackle the SAT exams.  He is now Studying at Stanford.

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M was predicted A’s and B’s for her IGCSEs.  Having received tutoring in all 3 science topics (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) and Mathematics she achieved all A*’s.  M was incredibly apprehensive about her exams – most of the tutoring involved assisting M with filling in gaps in her knowledge, harder questions and meticulously preparing M for all eventualities to lower her anxiety.

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A is a University student studying Computer Programming (Exeter). He contacted me having failed his first-year exam in Linear Algebra due to non-attendance at lectures.  In a 3 weeks period, I assisted him through the whole course from scratch and he passed the exam on the retake (no grades given on re-takes) – and he is now allowed to continue on to his second year.

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A physics student from Eton College who was studying the WJEC board for Physics.  The student needed high grades to gain his place at Oxford.  The student was very bright but needed some
help in fully understanding some topics and needed assistance on how to answer the questions fully in order to maximise his potential.  He received an A* in his Physics exam and is currently Studying at Oxford.

Do you have a personal message for students?
Get in touch – the most important bit is getting started!  And good luck with all your studies.