Hi, my name's Tony and I love teaching Science and Maths! I was just a child when Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon in 1969, and it was almost certainly this that triggered my love affair with Science. After getting Physics, Maths, and Further Maths A-levels, I graduated from Cambridge with a 2.2 in Physics in 1983. I was then lucky enough to be able to indulge my passion for Astronomy by enrolling on a PhD in Radio Astronomy at the Jodrell Bank radio telescope (the backdrop for BBC’s ‘Stargazing Live’). Since graduating, I have worked in Industry, often acting as a mentor to junior engineers, some of whom have since gone on to work for the likes of Apple and Microsoft. I became a private tutor a year ago, with students ranging in age from 9 to 22. Some have just come through their GCSE exams and, on average, they achieved two grades above their projected targets, and were thrilled. I really look forward to hearing from you soon, so I can help you fulfil your potential too.
I have just helped 7 students through their GCSE Science and Maths exams. All surpassed their projected targets, with a number over-achieving by 3 grades. Originally, the first student recommended me to her friends, and it spread by word of mouth from there. With the current emphasis on examination, I try to challenge my students to understand the subject so they can apply their knowledge to any new situations that arise. Each week, I either ask my students to choose the topic we shall discuss based on what they are most needing help with, or we can follow a structured course covering the entire syllabus. Either way, I try to include examples from my years in Industry to bring the subject to life and help the student see the relevance of what they are learning. We also often find ourselves talking about aspects of science that are in the news or of general interest. Science can often be challenging, but always fascinating, and I hope to bring some of that to each lesson.