• GCSE Physics: Edexcel, AQA, OCR
• GCSE Maths: Edexcel, AQA, OCR
• A-level Maths:
o AQA: PC1-4, FP1-4, S1-2, M1-2;
o EdExcel: C1-4, FP1-3, M1-2, S1-2;
o OCR: C1-4, FP1-3, M1-2, S1-2
• A-level Physics: Edexcel, AQA, OCR
• IB Physics
• IB Maths
My first experience of teaching came when I was 15, as a sailing instructor and racing coach. This involved teaching the skills and techniques required for competitive sailing to a group of up to 10 12 - 16 year old children.
Since starting my PhD, I have tutored undergraduate students, firstly as a Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA), and then as a private tutor. In my role as a GTA, I helped to teach two groups of 20 second year physics students, which included marking their work, assisting with individual problems they had during the tutorial and presenting solutions to various problems in front of the class.
As a private tutor, I have tutored a first year physics student on undergraduate courses which he missed throughout the year. This was very close to his exam, so I had to be able to quickly teach him the important skills which meant he was able to pass the exam.
I was born in London, and have lived in the Netherlands and USA. After studying A levels in Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry, Physics and General Studies, as well as AS level Spanish (all A's), I went to the University of Cambridge to read Natural Sciences. There, I specialised in theoretical physics, and received a first class honours degree.
Following my undergraduate degree, I moved to the maths department, earning a distinction in my masters degree.
After working in investment banking for one year, I returned to academia, to start a PhD in the theoretical physics group of Imperial College, London.
The most important aspect of tutoring is being able to adapt the teaching style used to the needs and experience of the student. As such, I always try to tailor my tutoring to best suit the student.
When teaching, I often use practical examples to reinforce the ideas and concepts that I have taught. I consider my approach to be thorough, and ensure that the student has fully understood one topic before moving to the next.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I am currently in the first year of my PhD in Theoretical Physics at Imperial College, London. My research is focused on understanding how certain properties of materials (such as metals) can be described in terms of higher dimensional black holes.
I am a keen sportsman, and my hobbies include sailing, cycling and rugby.
'Elliot clearly knew what he was doing and explained things very clearly. I liked him as a person and can see it developing into a useful partnership.' (A level Maths and Physics student)