Andrea H.

Andrea H.

£24 - £28 /hr

Astrophysics (Integrated Masters) - Edinburgh University

55 completed lessons

About me

I am a half Spanish, half American girl that grew up in Marbella in the south of Spain. I studied in an international school and have always enjoyed science and maths, especially throughout my secondary education where this has grown into a passion that led me to currently study Astrophysics. Have you ever wondered where we come from? Where we are going? Have you seen pictures of supernovae or heard of black holes and wanted to learn about how they work, how they can even exist or what they can tell us? These are questions that I have asked myself, and fascinate me. My degree will give me the tools to hopefully be able to attempt to answer them. I hope that I can help my students improve by inspiring curiosity and creativity in their thinking, in order to provide the skills to be able to tackle any question or any problem as well as enjoy the process. This will not only lead to improvement in understanding and grades, but also improvement in motivation to strive for the best possible outcome.

I am a half Spanish, half American girl that grew up in Marbella in the south of Spain. I studied in an international school and have always enjoyed science and maths, especially throughout my secondary education where this has grown into a passion that led me to currently study Astrophysics. Have you ever wondered where we come from? Where we are going? Have you seen pictures of supernovae or heard of black holes and wanted to learn about how they work, how they can even exist or what they can tell us? These are questions that I have asked myself, and fascinate me. My degree will give me the tools to hopefully be able to attempt to answer them. I hope that I can help my students improve by inspiring curiosity and creativity in their thinking, in order to provide the skills to be able to tackle any question or any problem as well as enjoy the process. This will not only lead to improvement in understanding and grades, but also improvement in motivation to strive for the best possible outcome.

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About my sessions

In order to maximise the efficiency of the lessons, I will begin by identifying the student's areas of weakness and working specifically on those. Clear, interactive explanations will be the main form of teaching, and digital notes can be provided for most topics for further revision outside lessons. Should the student specifically request revision of past paper questions or explanation of select questions in past papers, I would be happy to work through these with them during class time, or provide worked solutions for the next lesson. However, my priority is to improve the student's conceptual understanding, as this will increase their confidence in their ability to tackle any unfamiliar questions that may not be able to be answered directly and require the breaking down and manipulating of information given. Increased confidence will also encourage their motivation to strive for their best possible result. Progress will be measured by assessing the student's responses to questions that I provide that may differ from the usual format (hence testing their interpretation abilities), as well as progressively grading and evaluating past papers, since I believe (from experience!) that practice is the most important thing to do in order to perform well in the final examinations. I will also be providing tips, tricks and resources that many students are unaware of that will facilitate the student's road to success.

In order to maximise the efficiency of the lessons, I will begin by identifying the student's areas of weakness and working specifically on those. Clear, interactive explanations will be the main form of teaching, and digital notes can be provided for most topics for further revision outside lessons. Should the student specifically request revision of past paper questions or explanation of select questions in past papers, I would be happy to work through these with them during class time, or provide worked solutions for the next lesson. However, my priority is to improve the student's conceptual understanding, as this will increase their confidence in their ability to tackle any unfamiliar questions that may not be able to be answered directly and require the breaking down and manipulating of information given. Increased confidence will also encourage their motivation to strive for their best possible result. Progress will be measured by assessing the student's responses to questions that I provide that may differ from the usual format (hence testing their interpretation abilities), as well as progressively grading and evaluating past papers, since I believe (from experience!) that practice is the most important thing to do in order to perform well in the final examinations. I will also be providing tips, tricks and resources that many students are unaware of that will facilitate the student's road to success.

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Kyra Student

10 Apr

Andrea has helped me understand concepts and is really good at explaining the material

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Ify Student

10 Mar

Really helpful and friendly, definitely the best maths IB maths tutor I've had.

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C Parent from Bedford

27 Feb

did a great job with explaining

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Afsheen Parent from Doha

16 Feb

Great explanations for the higher their questions

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
PhysicsInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7
MathsInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7
ChemistryInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7
HistoryInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)7
English LanguageInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)7
SpanishInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)7

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
ChemistryGCSE£24 /hr
Further MathematicsGCSE£24 /hr
MathsGCSE£24 /hr
PhysicsGCSE£24 /hr
MathsIB£28 /hr
PhysicsIB£28 /hr

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