Nick - 13 Plus, Other School Entrance, Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Science Nick – 340


13 Plus, Other School Entrance, Chemistry, Maths, Physics and Science

Nick's biography:

Nick has an excellent academic record. achieving a first class honours degree in Physics & Mathematics followed by a PhD in Semiconductor Physics. Nick has been involved in education all his working career and first started teaching and tutoring in 1983. He started as a teacher of Physics and was quickly promoted to Head of Physics, Head of Science, Assistant Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and finally Headteacher. As a Headteacher of a large secondary school he was responsible for students aged between 11 and 19. Nick currently works full time as an online tutor and writer of A level/IB Physics and Mathematics resources. Nick is also an examiner for Mathematics, Physics and IB Physics.

Nick has been teaching students Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry for over 30 years. He has a wealth of experience getting the best from his students at all levels. He has taught Science at Key Stage 3; Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry at GCSE level; and Physics, Mathematics (Pure and Mechanics) and Further Mathematics (Pure and Mechanics) at A level. He has also taught undergraduate Mathematics and Physics at Honours level to engineering, mathematics and physics students. In addition to his teaching classes, Nick has tutored over 200 students in Physics and Mathematics at GCSE, A level and undergraduate level. Every student has passed their examinations if they have been tutored for a full academic year with most students obtaining the top grade.

Nick is passionate about education and very approachable. He is fair and aware of the differing abilities of students. He believes that every student should be given the opportunity and encouragement to achieve their best possible potential. Nick explains difficult concepts clearly and believes there are many different techniques to help students who find specific topics hard. He tutors using many methods and always allows students to understand the many types of questions. He believes the most important person is the student and will help students understand topics by making them work through questions and problems.

When he isn't teaching or tutoring, Nick loves astronomy, bird watching and watching rugby.

Nick's qualifications:

Nick qualified to teach Science in 2004, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from University of Wales.

University NameName of degreeYear of graduation
University of WalesNational Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH)2010
Queen Mary, University of LondonPhD in Semiconductor Physics1983
Queen Mary, University of LondonBSc (Hons) in Physics and Mathematics1980

Nick's International Baccalaureate (IB) experience:

Nick is a qualified IB tutor and examiner. Nick has successfully tutored a number of IB students.

Recent testimonials:

"This was a difficult task as I wanted my daughter put through her paces for the 16+ to a school which does not have any past papers. Nick's wealth of experience in preparation for similar maths entry exams was excellent and she feels far more confident about the impending entry exam. The Skype sessions were very time efficient and it was great that Annie could print out the notes afterwards so that she can look over them again before exam day."

Wednesday, 29th November 2017

Mother of 16+ Student in London

Nick is available for online tuition

Nick is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.

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Nick says...

My usual tutoring days and times are: Tuesday 0900-1000; 1015-1115; 1130-1230; 1300-1400; 1415-1515; 1530-1630; 1645-1745; 1800-1900; 1915-2015 Wednesday 0900-1000; 1015-1115; 1130-1230; 1300-1400; 1415-1515; 1530-1630; 1645-1745; 1800-1900; 1915-2015 Thursday 0900-1000; 1015-1115; 1130-1230; 1300-1400; 1415-1515; 1530-1630; 1645-1745; 1800-1900; 1915-2015 Saturday 0900-1000; 1015-1115; 1130-1230; 1300-1400; 1415-1515; 1530-1630; 1645-1745; 1800-1900 During school holidays I can make myself available on other days.