I teach the theoretical knowledge a student must possess and then continue with concrete examples. I then ask the student to solve similar problems and I help him/her if some aspects are still not clear. I believe homework to be essential, as it helps fix the knowledge acquired during the tutorial and gives the student self-confidence. I always do with the student all the available past papers, and then we work on problem sets I created myself.
1200 hours of Physics teaching at the University of Oxford
Private tutor from 2009-2015 in Oxford
DPhil Oxford Radiobiology (expected)
MSc Oxford Radiation Biology
MSc Paris Fundamental Physics
BEng Toulouse Engineering
BSc Toulouse Physics
“ Gabriel received an A at his AS Physics, after being a D-level student for many years. Octavian did excellent work with him and we are so grateful!”. Rob, Gabriel's father
“After failing his Mechanics exam last year, Darren thought he was not fit to be an Engineer. Thanks to Octavian, Darren obtained a Distinction in Mechanics.” Mary, Darren's guardian
“ Alan suffers from dyslexia and agoraphobia and he had to leave public school. Octavian was wonderful with him and Alan received A's at his Triple Science GCSE exams” Len, Alan's father
“We planned on moving to Nice, but our daughter Lizzie spoke no French. After one year of classes with Octavian, she was fluent in French and accommodated very well to the French school system”
I am fluent in 5 languages: English, French, Spanish, Italian and Romanian. I hold Oxford certificates in Arabic and German!