University of Paris 6 Pierre et Marie Curie
Mention Bien (First) (2009)
University of Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier (France)
Mention Bien (First) (2006)
National Institute of Applied Science Toulouse (INSAT),...
Mention Bien (2005)
University of Toulouse 3 Paul Sabatier, France
Mention Bien (First) (2005)
Information about Octavian
I have been teaching Physics at the University of Oxford since 2009. I also do research in Medical Physics (mathematical optimization of radiotherapy for cancer patients). I am a polyglot fluent in 5 languages (English, French, Italian, Romanian and Spanish) and I am currently improving my Arabic, Galician and German.
Availability: 8 am -10 pm daily
Willing to travel: 50 miles
Experience: Higher Education: 1500 h of tutoring at the University of Oxford at Undergraduate level
As a private tutor, I have taught the full first year curriculum at Oxford, KCL,UCL and Imperial College, the full second year curriculum at KCL and Quantum Mechanics and Solid State for the 2nd year curriculum at Imperial College, and the full 3rd year curriculum at Glasgow. Courses I have taught include: Mechanics, Electromagnetism, Mathematical methods, Optics, Waves, Thermodynamics, Quantum Mechanics, Nuclear Physics, Solid State, Lasers.
Secondary Education: 1200 h of tutoring in Physics (A2, AS, IB, SAT, GCSE), Maths (A2, AS, IB, SAT, GCSE) and French (all levels, speaking and writing skills).
Every student is unique and as such, I always devise a personal study plan for each and every one of them. I first take into account the goals, the time left until the exams, the material that needs to be covered, the current level of the student. I then use this information to compute the number of hours of one on one tuition and self-study (homework) required to achieve the goals.
I am a friendly tutor. I always learn what my students` interests and hobbies are and adapt my teaching to include them. For example, a student who is passionate about water sports will enjoy and be more interested in solving kinematics problems that involve boats and ships.
I also have experience working with students that have special educational needs (dyslexia, Asperger`s, autism) and I know how to convey to them the information such that they are able to make quick progress.
During the last 10 minutes of the tuition session, I will write a detailed report that will include how the student coped with homework, a summary of the work covered, what the student`s strengths in the tutorial were, any suggestions for improvement, the homework assignments and the agreed date and time of the next tutorial. This report will be immediately e-mailed to the student and/or the parents, so that they can have real-time feedback and track progress.
Some recent (over the last 6 months) tuition examples:
1)C. is a 2nd year student at KCL. Due to personal reasons, he could not revise for his exams. We started in person and online tuition in March 2016 and, working 21h/week, in 2 months we covered the whole curriculum and the past papers. C. now expects marks of 60-95% in all of his exams.
2)T. is a 1st year student at KCL. Having gone through a family tragedy, he initially suffered from poor self confidence. We started online tuition in February 2016 and we covered the full curriculum. By April, T was able to do on his own 3 past papers/day and the need for tuition was reduced to 3h/week. His hard work paid off, as T expects a First for his 1st year results.
3)O. is a very bright AS/A2 student who suffers from Asperger`s. I have regularly worked with him for 2h/week for over more than a year, on C1-4, S1-2, FP1-2 and M1-2 and the MAT. I have helped him with exam strategies, time management, and making use of visual representations (graphs). We also focused on those particular types of exercises where he would get very low marks. O is taking no less than 16 exams this May and June and I expect him to score A`s in most of them.
4) A. graduated with a Degree in Law and wanted to work for a prestigious fashion firm in France. I helped her with translating her CV and letter of motivation from English into French.
5)I. unfortunately suffered from poor health and needed my help to prepare for his Physics and Maths A2 Exams. I worked with him on average for 1h/week and I expect him to receive the grades required by his top-choice University.
6)J. is a first year Physics student at UCL. Unfortunately, due to a food poisoning incident, she missed her May exams. This summer, it is my duty to encourage and prepare her for her September exams. Hopefully, the food poisoning was a blessing in disguise and she now aims for a First.
7)V. needed my help to prepare for a 3rd year Quantitative Finance exam at Regent`s University. We had intensive tuition in December, for 3-5 hours/per day during two weeks. I also helped him translate the website of his start-up into French.
8)A. is a 3rd year student at the University of Glasgow. Unfortunately, last year he failed all of his exams. This year, I had online tuition with him for 1-2h/ week and we focused on solving past exams papers he struggled with on his own. I expect him to pass.
9)G. is an Italian MSc student at Imperial College in Biological and Medical Sciences. I helped him prepare for his Physics/Biomechanics exam.
10)P is a Russian 1st year Physics student at Imperial College. I helped him prepare for his Mechanics exam resit and we worked for 3h/day during the week before his exam. P achieved much more than the 40% needed to pass and is now enjoying a worry free summer.
11)M is from Saudi Arabia and is a Foundation student at Kaplan. He excelled on his theoretical modules, yet he encountered problems when it came to writing lab reports on the Physics experiments he hid in class. I gave him hints on how to organize his data, structure his ideas and present them in a clear and logical order. A`s marks increased to 95%, the top of his class!
Feedback For Octavian (4)
Meticulous, superbly prepared, astonishingly smart - top class tutor!
Good, teaches the subject and seems to know the exams and subject well
Really good tutor. Thank you
very good tutor