* GCSE/IGCSE Chemistry (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, and OCR)
* GCSE/IGCSE Physics (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, and OCR)
* GCSE/IGCSE Biology (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, and OCR)
* AS/A Level Physics (AQA, CIE, Edexcel, and OCR)
I have a wealth of experience teaching all abilities. I lead a very successful Science department in a school with student progress consistently within the top 5% of the country.
I have taught and tutored many students who have attained A*s at A level Physics. In the year before lockdown I tutored 2 students who are now both studying Physics related degrees at Oxford.
I have worked with the exam board OCR to help improve their Physics assessment at GCSE level. I have a deep understanding of GCSE Science and A-level Physics requirements, and work hard to ensure tutees make significant progress in enjoyable sessions.
My experience in education began in 2010 teaching English in Spain. I really enjoyed this and as such began working in a secondary school when I returned to the UK, supporting students with English as an Additional Language. I really enjoyed helping young people learn and quickly decided that I would like to teach my passion, and trained to be a Science teacher.
After ten years in education I am now the Head of the Science Faculty at a very successful East London secondary school and 6th Form (nationally top 5% progress at Science GCSEs and Physics A level) and have been teaching Science in secondary schools for ten years. Before becoming head of the whole Science Faculty, I held the role of Head of Physics.
At A level I studied Physics, Maths, English and Chemistry. I graduated from the University of Bristol where I studied Physics and Astrophysics. I am very passionate about Science, and love to share this passion with my students. I have a wealth of experience working with a range of students, ensuring consistently excellent outcomes. I have superb understanding of pedagogy and curriculum knowledge. Additionally as a 6th form tutor of five years I have a detailed understanding of the UCAS process and have supported many students in getting into top universities.
I have taught and tutored many students at GCSE and A level, and as such understand the need to employ a range of approaches to ensure outstanding outcomes. My tutees can expect consistent and specific feedback, a range of learning techniques and a high level of academic rigour to ensure they are confident when confronted with their exams.
When I hear someone comment that 'Physics is hard' I always tell them they must have had the wrong teacher: I believe that any student can achieve and progress with the right support.
I have a deep understanding of the expectations of exam boards and as such will always aim to thoroughly prepare tutee's for these assessments. Due to my large amount of experience and my current role as Head of Science I have a huge range of resources to support my tutees.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I am currently a full time head of department at a secondary school.
I have a keen interest in my subject, and also enjoy film, reading, music and travelling, especially cycle touring.
''I had a very productive, fun physics lesson - never thought I would ever say that!! At the end of the lesson, I feel I reached my target and fully understood topics which I was unclear. Thank you very much for your time and help. It was really enjoyable.'' (GCSE Physics student)
''Thank you for all you help and support, I couldn't have done it without you. I used to think I was so bad at Physics and now I'm definitely doing it at A level'' (GCSE student, predicted a 5 when I began teaching her. She attained a grade 8.)
''Dear Robin, thank you for helping **** with his Physics and his University application. We are grateful for everything you have done to help inside and outside class. Thank you'' (Father of student with ASD who was in my form and A level Physics class. Attained a B (was predicted a D) and went to his first choice of University.)