Maia E.

Maia E.

£22 /hr

Natural Sciences (Bachelors) - Cambridge University

23 completed lessons

About me

I am Natural Sciences student at the University of Cambridge, specialising in Physics. I love my subject because it's a joy to study in a field where there is always more to learn and more questions to be answered. I also greatly enjoy mathematical problem solving, and exploring where maths can take our learning.


My time at university so far has impressed upon me the importance of truly learning and understanding your subject, rather than simply memorising how to solve...

I am Natural Sciences student at the University of Cambridge, specialising in Physics. I love my subject because it's a joy to study in a field where there is always more to learn and more questions to be answered. I also greatly enjoy mathematical problem solving, and exploring where maths can take our learning.


My time at university so far has impressed upon me the importance of truly learning and understanding your subject, rather than simply memorising how to solve problems. I look to engage students with physics and maths, as then they are equipped to tackle any problem within the capabilities of a Sixth Form student, regardless of whether it looks like a question they've seen before.


I have experience in teaching maths from being a senior student at the 48th UKMT National Maths Summer School, where I assisted students aged 14-16 in exploring new and challenging mathematical concepts. I have also provided marking and feedback for the UKMT mentoring scheme.


Please note due to the rules of the University of Cambridge I cannot teach during my term term, so I will be available until October. I am still available to take on students who require only a few sessions, but those looking to work with a tutor longer term will probably not find me suitable to help out at this time.

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About my sessions

My lessons will be based around what topics the student has trouble with, or does not understand, and I will work from there. The first step will be understanding the concepts, aided by example problems where helpful. From there, I will aim to build the student's confidence in tackling problems on their own. The measure of their progress will be their confidence in the subject, as well as how well they can complete relevant questions.


I think it is important to encourag...

My lessons will be based around what topics the student has trouble with, or does not understand, and I will work from there. The first step will be understanding the concepts, aided by example problems where helpful. From there, I will aim to build the student's confidence in tackling problems on their own. The measure of their progress will be their confidence in the subject, as well as how well they can complete relevant questions.


I think it is important to encourage thoughtful understanding, particularly in Physics. Such an approach is good for Oxbridge candidates, who will need to be able to use their understanding of scientific concepts and think on their feet in interviews. It is also important to develop a good approach to problem solving- recognising patterns, understanding what a question is asking you to do, and coming up with a rough idea of what needs to be done before diving into the problem itself.

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Deandra Student

15 Sep

she makes math concepts very clear to understand

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
PhysicsInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7
GermanInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)6
MathsInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7
English LiteratureInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)7
PsychologyInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (SL)7
ChemistryInternational Baccalaureate (IB) (HL)7

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
MathsA Level£22 /hr
PhysicsA Level£22 /hr
MathsIB£22 /hr
PhysicsIB£22 /hr
Oxbridge PreparationMentoring£22 /hr
PythonMentoring£22 /hr

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