Subjects I teach

Physics up to A-Level
Chemistry up to GCSE
Biology up to GCSE
Personal statement assistance and UCAS applications

My Experience

I have taught in the UK independent sector for over a decade, including 5 years as Head of Physics at Bradfield College in Berkshire.
I have taught:
Edexcel IGCSE Physics,
AQA Science, Additional Science & Physics GCSE,
OCR A, OCR B (Advancing Physics), AQA A & WJEC AS and A-level Physics,
IB Physics to Standard and Higher Level as part of the Diploma Programme,
AS and A-level Science in Society,
KS3 Science SATs.

I have been an A-level Physics Examiner for WJEC/EDUQAS.

I have an excellent track record with supporting pupils with a range of SEND requirements
including dyslexia, dyspraxia and ADHD achieve their potential. I completed a year’s worth
of training with the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth and the University of
Warwick on how to best inspire the most academically able and stretch their thinking
beyond the set curriculum.

I have been a UCAS tutor for seven years, helping pupils write bespoke, targeted personal
statements to achieve places at a wide range of Russell Group universities including Oxford
and Cambridge.

My Qualifications

Imperial College London – MSci Physics 2:1
King’s College London – PGCE Physics
Institute of Physics – Chartered Physicist
Fairwater High School, Cwmbran – Head Girl

My Approach to Private Tuition

Having been an a-level examiner, I know just how crucial exam board specific question practice is to success. It doesn’t matter whether the student is trying to improve from a poor mock result at GCSE, or wanting to perfect their answers to achieve an A* at A-level, I modify my approach to suit each individual, in order to maximise their learning. I have numerous years’ experience supporting pupils with special educational needs, and can tailor my delivery to their individual requirements. My lessons are sometimes unconventional – mixing theory and questions, with a sprinkling of humour. My aim is to make the sessions memorable, so that when the time comes – the recall is effortless.

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Fun fact

I have won two national competitions – one for poetry, and one for an essay on quantum physics including James Bond and laser beams!