University of Oxford
1st Class (2018)
Information about Jack
Hi, I`m Jack, Im an Oxford graduate (first class masters (MPhys) in Sept 2018) with lots of experience tutoring . I studied Physics, Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and an Extended Project at A-level achieving top marks across the board as well as passing the Physics Aptitude Test and the Oxford admissions interviews. That`s not to say that I found all of that easy or stress free (believe me I didnt!) so Id like to pass on my knowledge to students so that I can help them understand the subject, feel confident going into exams and ultimately achieve the grades they deserve.
Of course Im a massive nerd (youve got to be if you want to study physics for 4 years) but I appreciate that not everyone is. If physics really isnt your thing and you just want to get the grades then dont worry. Im the guy for you. I can give an abridged this-is-everything-you-need-to-know- guide to Physics and Maths at GCSE or A-level thatll help you pass the exam. Ive also got great tips on revision and exam technique (how to set out work, maximise time in the exam etc.).
If, however, youre interested in physics and maths like me and are looking to study further or maybe even make a mark on the scientific world yourself, I can give a broader, more in depth approach to the subject that wont just get you acing the exam, itll help you write a killer personal statement, answer technical questions in interview and generally get you thinking the right way about physics and maths.
My approach to teaching is very informal. I dont really believe in lecturing students but rather having a chat about what it all really means. I like to encourage my students to ask me lots of questions and in return I ask a lot of questions but there are no silly answers or obvious questions. I go slowly and start from the absolute basics so if theres anything thats unclear well sort it out. Equally though, if a student knows what theyre talking about this becomes apparent very quickly and Im not going to waste anyones time teaching things that are already well understood.
I like to go through questions mostly from past papers or course books that are written by the exam board. Once Ive gone through a question I usually like to test whether the student has really got it by tweaking the question or asking something related but slightly different (nobodys in going to trick me into doing their homework for them).
When I first meet with a student I like to make a list of key areas that theyre finding particularly challenging then I can write a plan of how wed go about fixing any issues theyre having. Its no use teaching someone rocket science without them first knowing Newtons laws.
I am familiar with OCR, OCR MEI and Edexcel courses in A-level maths and physics and I did the Edexcel IGCSE course in maths and the sciences. However, I am confident that I could teach any Maths or Physics GCSE or A-level syllabus.
Availability: I am available every weekday in the evening and at any time over the weekend.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: I tutor online for [contact detail removed], [contact detail removed] and [contact detail removed] and in person for [contact detail removed], [contact detail removed] & [contact detail removed], [contact detail removed] and [contact detail removed] in London.I also teach classes of A level Maths in a day at Imperial College for [contact detail removed] and write A level notes for this site also as their resource development manager.
For years now I`ve been tutoring family members and friends in physics, maths and science more generally.
I have taught younger students in school as part of mentoring program.
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Jack has been teaching Further Maths at A Level to my son. He has been great in explaining difficult concepts. I can recommend him highly.
Incredibly well prepared,knowledgeable and well liked by my son and daughter, who find it easy and enjoyable to relate to him.
Jack is very knowledgable, has a pleasant manner and arrives on time.
Weve only had about five tutorials but at parents evening last week we were told that Jess work had improved.
So thanks very much, Jack.