Sam W.

Sam W.

£22 /hr

Physics & Astronomy (Masters) - Durham University

43 completed lessons

About me

TUTOR FOR SQA HIGHER AND ADVANCED HIGHER PHYSICS AND MATHS. Hi there! I’m a fourth year undergraduate studying for a Masters in Physics & Astronomy at Durham University. I really enjoyed the stellar physics component of the SQA course, and I can’t wait to use my degree for academic research in astrophysics. In school I would often help out my friends in and out of class when they were stuck (and on occasion would take over from the teacher in lessons!) I think it’s great to give people an...

TUTOR FOR SQA HIGHER AND ADVANCED HIGHER PHYSICS AND MATHS. Hi there! I’m a fourth year undergraduate studying for a Masters in Physics & Astronomy at Durham University. I really enjoyed the stellar physics component of the SQA course, and I can’t wait to use my degree for academic research in astrophysics. In school I would often help out my friends in and out of class when they were stuck (and on occasion would take over from the teacher in lessons!) I think it’s great to give people an understanding of tricky concepts, and in turn for them to realise that maths and physics is actually really fun! My passion for these subjects has led me to receive academic excellence awards from the IoP and SQA.

For school exams, I found the knack for good learning was to ensure a firm basis of understanding before moving on to problem solving and past papers. I strongly believe that anyone can get to grips with physics and maths, provided that the material is taught at a relaxed pace, and that complex concepts are broken down into manageable bite-sized chunks! From there, particularly for maths, the key to success is practice, practice, practice. With good understanding, preparation and thus confidence, you’ll have everything you need to perform to the best of your capabilities. This is what I aim to achieve with all my tutees.

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About my sessions

As mentioned above, my tutorial sessions will be relaxed. This means teaching the material at a relaxed tempo and creating a relaxed environment. In this way I believe tutees can think much more clearly, and thus will be more comfortable in answering questions, explaining their thoughts and of course understanding the concepts.

During sessions I will be asking you lots of questions! It’s definitely the best way to hone in on the particular areas you’re...

As mentioned above, my tutorial sessions will be relaxed. This means teaching the material at a relaxed tempo and creating a relaxed environment. In this way I believe tutees can think much more clearly, and thus will be more comfortable in answering questions, explaining their thoughts and of course understanding the concepts.

During sessions I will be asking you lots of questions! It’s definitely the best way to hone in on the particular areas you’re stuck on, and furthermore explaining concepts yourself is a fantastic way to learn. I ask you to contact me before sessions detailing the concepts you want to go over, or perhaps a particular question you can’t quite crack. This way I can find some related questions for us to go through in the latter half of the tutorial.

That’s how the tutorials will generally go; spend as much time as is needed learning and/or solidifying the theory, and then progressing towards answering some questions mixed in with exam technique. If you’ve got any queries or would like to book a free 15 min session just drop me a message. I look forward to meeting you and helping you conquer your exams!

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Amanda Parent from Linlithgow

28 Oct

explained in depth made sure he asked what i wanted to work on

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Susan Parent from Skudai

8 Dec, 2018

A very patient tutor and has his passion for teaching. Give clear Objectives for each Lesson and clear explanation. Great help to my daughter. My daughter's Physic subject from C/D to A. She has built up her confidence in Physic subject and is now in Medical Pre-U. Thanks Sam

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Susan Parent from Skudai

8 Oct, 2017

My daughter can understand well while Sam is giving her tuition. Sam is quite an expert in physics. Thank you Sam.

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Amanda Parent from Linlithgow

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
MathsScottish Highers / Advanced HighersA1
PhysicsScottish Highers / Advanced HighersA1
MechanicsScottish Highers / Advanced HighersA1
MusicScottish Highers / Advanced HighersA1

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
MathsScottish Highers£22 /hr
PhysicsScottish Highers£22 /hr
MathsA Level£22 /hr
PhysicsA Level£22 /hr
PythonMentoring£22 /hr

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