Established in 2007, Keystone Tutors is one of the UK’s leading private tutoring organisations. Here is a sample of the Physics Aptitude Test (PAT) tutors that we represent. They are predominantly based in London and work online with families based outside of London or overseas. Below you will also find details of articles, resources (including sample papers and worksheets) and FAQs relevant to the Physics Aptitude Test (PAT).
Jon is a former Head of Science with over 10 years' experience in teaching GCSE Science and A-level Physics. He joined Keystone in 2012 and has helped 240 Keystone families over this period, teaching more than 9,200 hours.
Cat is a qualified Teacher who studied Physics and Philosophy at Durham University. She is currently working towards a PhD in the Philosophy of Astrobiology alongside her tutoring. Cat is very encouraging and supportive and recognises the importance of moving at the right pace for each individual and has worked with 30 Keystone clients.
Andrew is an enthusiastic tutor with a passion for Maths and Physics. He has experience with SEN and homeschooling students and enjoys sculpting his lessons to meet the student's requirements.
Jenny is a highly experienced Physics tutor who has many years experience within the Consortium schools. Jenny believes in a personalised approach to tutoring, ensuring confidence is instilled in every student, allowing them to reach their potential.
Josh studied Neuroscience at Cambridge and tutored during this time. Since graduating in 2017 Josh has been teaching Maths and Science up to A Level. He aims to teach his students how to learn and prepares them for future studies as well as exams.
Jack is an Oxford graduate who is passionate about Maths and Science. He aims to inspire his students and help them to become independent learners.
William is an experienced tutor with a PhD in Computer Science & Bioengineering. He teaches all 3 Sciences and Maths across the age range and focuses on adapting his teaching technique to the student's needs.
Alex is a Physics and Maths tutor who achieved a first in his degree in Physics with Theoretical Physics at the University of Nottingham. He has more recently completed a MSc in Astrophysics at University College London with Distinction. Alex is patient and calm and helps students of all abilities.
Richard is a qualified Science Teacher who has many years experience in the classroom. He approaches each new student with openness and adapts to the student's learning style in order to help them break down complex scientific ideas.
Declan is a first-class Physics graduate. He has now embarked upon a PhD in experimental solid-state Physics at Imperial College London and tutors alongside his studies.
Joshua has a passion for Maths and Physics and has recently completed a Masters in Maths at King's College London after an undergraduate degree from Oxford in Physics and Philosophy. He aims to instil confidence in his students and to help them find enjoyment in the subject whilst reaching their academic potential.
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The Physics Aptitude Test (PAT) is used by Oxford University as part of the admissions process for these courses: Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, and Physics & Philosophy.
The test is 2 hours long, with calculators permitted, and is structured as a mix of Mathematics and Physics questions, with some multiple choice questions included.
Tests take place in early November.
The PAT is a demanding test, requiring breadth and depth of knowledge across Mathematics and Physics. It also covers some topics which applicants may not have been taught in school. The tutors we represent can help students cover such topics in detail, checking against the full syllabus covered by the test, and supporting them in independent learning. They can provide detailed feedback and support as your child works through past papers under time pressure. They can help students become more confident at thinking laterally across the range of topics and techniques they have learned, in order to solve the most difficult questions.