Fernando B

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£ 8.00-12.00 p/h

I'm a graduate physicist who can help you out with maths, physics, spanish or computing. My lessons are online and involve loads of diagrams and examples through a virtual whiteboard, and at the end of each class a small problem sheet will be given so that we can discuss and check your answers on the next class. Please contact me for any questions you may have and hope to see you soon!

How would you describe your teaching style?

In terms of my methodology, I enjoy giving an initially condensed but gradually detailed perspective of a topic. Being a scientist myself I have endured all these years with people identifying science as useless, incomprehensible and boring; from the start I want to change those thoughts in my students and teach science visually with many diagrams, using logical day-to-day examples and in some cases give the passionate stories of the scientists behind such extraordinary findings. My lessons follow four straightforward steps (casually called `TEPS`) for each main topic: Theory, Example, Practice and Solutions. The student will be introduced to the concept, then understand it with the help of useful examples and finally practice it with a reasonable amount of exercises and the necessary feedback that comes with it. A set of concise notes about the topic will also be supplied to the student. Although teaching to be able to pass exams is important, the key of my lessons is in the understanding as I want my student to be able to grasp that concept and then be able to explain it without the need of complicated jargon and without having to memorise long equations. I enjoy making science coherent for any person, and hopefully make it enjoyable for them as well.

What qualifications do you have?

Recently graduated with a first class honours physics degree at Cardiff university with the best mark of my year group.

Tell us about your experience...

I have almost a year of professional experience in giving lessons online and have thoroughly helped many of my fellow students throughout school and university, along with teaching friends and family on topics which cover from maths and physics, up to even spanish and english language.

What locations do you tutor in?

My lessons are online only as I am currently at home in Canary Islands.

What is your personal message to students?

The first thing I want to convey to my students is a sense of de-attachment from the rigidly academic way of studying. Understanding is the key to science and maths, so many people think that they are just inherently bad at it when in reality they just never been taught from the start with concise explanations and logical examples. Therefore, changing the purpose from "studying just to pass the exam" to "studying to know and practice maths/science" will give the student much less pressure and a sense of fullfilment when finishing lessons and being able to grasp the concepts which they once thought to be impossible. My objective is to try make them enjoy maths/science or at least find a meaning to it, this will allow them to pass the exam with no worries.

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: No
Home-based tutor: Yes
Travelling tutor: No
Online tutor: Via Zoom/Skype using OpenBoard as a virtual whiteboard.
Subjects: Maths A-level, GCSE, pre-GCSE
  Physics All levels (including university)
  Spanish All levels
  Computing GCSE and A-level