Holly P.

Holly P.

£24 - £26 /hr

Physics MPhys (Integrated Masters) - Durham University

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About me

I am studying for a master’s degree in physics at the University of Durham, having received 10 A*s at GCSE and A*A*AA at A-Level (Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry); I have had a passion for the sciences- and learning in general- for as long as I can remember. I love physics because it provides links between tiny atoms and huge galaxies, and physics concepts appear in so many other disciplines; I find it very exciting that I am learning equations that can predict the origins and fut...

I am studying for a master’s degree in physics at the University of Durham, having received 10 A*s at GCSE and A*A*AA at A-Level (Mathematics, Physics, Biology and Chemistry); I have had a passion for the sciences- and learning in general- for as long as I can remember. I love physics because it provides links between tiny atoms and huge galaxies, and physics concepts appear in so many other disciplines; I find it very exciting that I am learning equations that can predict the origins and future of the universe.


Education and sharing knowledge is important to me- having worked as a private tutor and personal statement editor in the past, I listen to feedback from my students and aim to make lessons both challenging and fun and aim to instil a thorough understanding of topics rather than just promoting the memorisation of information. Studying doesn’t have to be boring!


I understand that the university application process and any exams are very stressful times for students, and so promote self-care, taking regular breaks, and remembering that one’s grades are important but should not be prioritised over one’s mental wellbeing.


Besides studying at university, I am on my college rowing team, and am part of the university-wide Feminist Society. I enjoy reading, writing, and playing music. 

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About my sessions

 Every student has different strengths and weaknesses and learns in a different way: it is important to me that I converse with the student as to how they learn most effectively, and tailor the lessons accordingly, focusing on improving their weaker aspects of the course. I am familiar with exam specifications, syllabuses, and past papers, which will aid the structure and preparation of lessons, as familiarity with exam-style questions from an early stage benefits final exam performance.

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 Every student has different strengths and weaknesses and learns in a different way: it is important to me that I converse with the student as to how they learn most effectively, and tailor the lessons accordingly, focusing on improving their weaker aspects of the course. I am familiar with exam specifications, syllabuses, and past papers, which will aid the structure and preparation of lessons, as familiarity with exam-style questions from an early stage benefits final exam performance.


In my tutoring, setting goals that are student-led is key, as it is important that students aren’t overwhelmed/disheartened and that they feel proud of themselves when the goal is achieved. I will encourage students to aim high, and build their self-confidence.


Learning should be fun, so I aim to make lessons light-hearted in order to break down the boring or chore-like feelings associated with studying and revision. I will regularly check in with students on their academic performance outside of lessons and how they feel they are progressing; occasionally, I may set exercises for students to complete outside of lessons as a means of tracking progress and reinforcing knowledge of topics that I have taught them about.

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Aman Parent from GERRARDS CROSS

15 Jun '19

Holly is very patient and good at explaining complicated concepts in a very simple way!

AF

Aman Student

26 Jul '18

really good tutor

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Bilal Parent from Milton Keynes

1 Jan

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Suzan Parent from Cardiff

17 Dec '19

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
PhysicsA-levelA
Mathematics (Mechanics)A-levelA
ChemistryA-levelA*
BiologyA-levelA*
Oxford PATUni admission test60

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
MathsA Level£26 /hr
PhysicsA Level£26 /hr
BiologyGCSE£24 /hr
ChemistryGCSE£24 /hr
Further MathematicsGCSE£24 /hr
MathsGCSE£24 /hr
PhysicsGCSE£24 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£26 /hr

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