King`s College London
Physics with Mathematics
Chinese (4 years)
Information about Thomas
I am an enthusiastic teacher with over six years of teaching experience across a range of age groups and subjects. I am a full-time teacher of Physics and an experienced tutor of sciences, mathematics, Mandarin and Japanese.
As a teacher of physical sciences and mathematics, I am committed to developing the understanding of my students in a systematic and engaging way. I currently teach Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics to students at all stages of the English national curriculum, from KS1 to A Level, and enjoy providing creative as well as results-driven lessons to my students. My initial teaching training at age 19 (Cert. TESOL) forms the basis for my approach to language teaching, and I have developed a wide bank of materials for teaching students of all ages and abilities.
Please enquire for further details of my teaching experience.
Availability: I am usually available on weekdays after 4pm.
Willing to travel: 5 miles
Experience: I have experience of teaching a range of subjects to students of all ages and abilities, in a variety of group and one-to-one settings. I currently teach students at all levels of the national curriculum, students from international backgrounds, and adult learners with a range of business and personal requirements. I greatly enjoy the opportunity and the challenge to participate in the provision of education in a variety of contexts.
My first professional experience of teaching was at age nineteen in Japan, where I worked for a year as a teacher of English: this has ingrained in my praxis an approach to clear communication and language which has proven valuable in teaching a wider range of languages and subjects. I started studying Japanese in secondary school at age 14, and went on to compete in national and international speaking competitions. I studied Oriental Studies at Oxford and currently teach Mandarin and Japanese to primary, secondary and adult-learner students.
As a self-employed tutor, I have relished the opportunity to teach a variety of subjects at to learners from very different backgrounds. I have supported students in London for several years - indeed I have taught and mentored my longest-running pupils for over four years now - and have gained an overview of both primary and secondary school curricula in English, Maths and Science. I have developed programmes of study for students sitting GCSEs and A-levels, and for younger learners applying to schools at 11+, for example.
In doing so, I have enjoyed the challenge of adding breadth and depth to students` understanding, whilst maintaining a results-driven approach. I particularly love developing creative exercises and activities to help learners relate new topics to other areas of their experience.
Most recently, as a full-time teacher of secondary Physics, I have sought to empower young people with the same love of learning as I have benefitted from in my own experience, and with a fascination for the beauty of Nature as described by mathematics. At the same time, I have been able to draw on my experience as an online tutor to respond to the needs of learners around the world as a result of school closures.
Feedback For Thomas (5)
Tom is a great tutor, very friendly, warm, and offered great advice and teaching. Highly recommended.
I highly recommend Thomas, who helped my son in his first weeks to get familiar with English. As we have just moved to London it was essential that I find a good and friendly tutor for him. Thomas is an excellent teacher, his lessons were consistent and he managed to keep my son interested in learning. He is very friendly and even played games with my son in his spare time. Thank you!!
As a language tutor myself, I think I know what a good tutor is and Tom is excellent. He has the passion, the discipline, the patience, the knowledge and the skills to make a language class an enjoyable experience, which, in my experience, directly impacts on results. Very happy indeed. Luís del Nero
I realised that my daughter was falling behind at school with her Mandarin. Tom has been fantastic. He is friendly and approachable but serious and dedicated with his teaching. He has made all the difference.