Gary D

back to the directory
£ 75.00-75.00 p/h

I have been working at the best school in the country for the past 3 years. I have a PhD in physics, and a Cambridge masters in physics, as well as a first class degree in maths and physics. My main technique is to help people understand the physics properly, developing a deep conceptual knowledge that allows people to tackle physics problems with ease: with the new linear A-level, you can't just drill past paper questions and know that simple variations of those will come up, so understanding the physics is more important than ever. I also use techniques from cognitive psychology - e.g. spaced practice and dual coding to ensure people learn the most in the shortest possible time.

How would you describe your teaching style?

I aim for deep, conceptual understanding. With the new linear A-level, gone are the days where you can just do lots of past paper questions and get an A*. Now you really have to understand the physics so that you can apply it to any situation they can throw it you in the exam. To do this, I explain the difficult concepts in an easy-to-grasp way - the kind of way that only people with deep subject expertise can do - and break down the topics into the fundamental parts that must be learnt and mastered.

What qualifications do you have?

In reverse chronological order: Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Stuttgart, where I was awarded a Humboldt Fellowship - a prize that 54 Nobel laureates have been awarded. PhD in computational physics, University College London Masters in Physics, University of Cambridge First Class Honours in Mathematical Physics, University of Nottingham

Tell us about your experience...

I have been teacher for 4 years now, and currently teach at the best school in the country. I have tutored in some way or another for over 10 years.

What locations do you tutor in?

South-West London

What is your personal message to students?

With the right work ethic and guidance, you can achieve the very best grades at A-level and beyond.

CRB/Disclosure Certificate: Yes
Home-based tutor: No
Travelling tutor: Kingston-Upon-Thames and Richmond-Upon-Thames
Online tutor: A variety of tools that allow the use of a two-way interactive whiteboard.
Subjects: Physics GCSE
  Physics A-Level