“Each student is unique and has their own optimal way of learning. I therefore tend to spend a bit of time trying to gauge a student’s motivations, strengths and weaknesses, both inside and outside the realm of academia. I can then tailor my approach in a way that will benefit the student most. I often try and relate learning to interests outside of academia through inventive and creative questioning. This adds to the motivation, tests creative thinking and the genuine understanding of concepts. However, the value of exam technique should not be underestimated and, depending on the needs of the student, it is probable that I will spend some time focussed on this depending on the student. Communication is key and I am always open to suggestions and feedback if a student feels that I should take a different approach.”
Private Physics and Mathematics tutoring
Advice on University applications and A-Level choices
9A*s and 2A’s at GCSE
MSci in Physics with Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London (1st Class Honours, Special Prize in Computational Physics and Tessella Prize for Software)
MRes + PhD in Security Science at University College London (pending)
“My daughter really enjoyed Tom’s tutelage. He took an interesting and creative approach, which tackled Physics from a very different angle to school. As a result, she has felt far more prepared and comfortable with examinations.”
I am the 3rd of my name, I think my father and grandfather could have been slightly more inventive!!