I have always been very enthusiastic about learning, and I always enjoyed and excelled at my studies in maths and physics. Helping others to understand my subject has always been fun and rewarding, from explaining the fundamentals of cosmology to my colleagues, helping people grasp the basics of laws of motion, and so on.
I love being able to share my knowledge and enthusiasm with others to help them to learn, and my studies and experience have served to constantly improve my skills at how to communicate my subject to others. To me, teaching and sharing knowledge is a most rewarding activity.
I have experience in tutoring maths and physics at primary school level, all secondary school levels, and at university level, as well as helping undergraduate students with various aspects of applied astrophysics during my studies.
Through my studies and previous tutoring experience, I have gained a vast amount of resources in maths and physics at different levels, and I can easily create specifically tailored notes and problem sets.
For one-to-one tutoring, I always find the best approach is to firstly spend some time with the student to gauge exactly how they feel about the subject, their current understanding of it, and what particular areas they struggle with the most. I would then align this information with the curriculum of the course (if there is no curriculum, say for a casual learner, I would quite easily create one tailored to the individual), and the time that there is available to spend with the student.
As well as explaining concepts, I like to set problems and lead the student through these during tutoring sessions, and then set homework assignments between sessions, which we then go through in the next session with solutions which I provide. If the student has their own notes, homework, and solutions sets, then I will appropriately tailor the provision of my own notes and problem sets so as to not overwhelm the student with materials.
Near the end of a block of lessons, I would then set a mock exam based on the curriculum that is being assessed. I provide worked solutions to these exams, which I will explain in detail.
I have extensive work experience in tutoring: from primary school level through all levels of secondary school, and at university level.
I have a PhD in Astronomy and Astrophysics, from the University of Warwick, and a Masters degree in Astrophysics from the University of Edinburgh.
I enjoy running, hill-walking, reading, and, when the weather permits, building igloos!
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