Maths (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, IGCSE additional, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level Further Maths, IB Studies, IB Standard Level and IB Higher Level)
Physics (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level and IB MYP)
Chris studied at Pilgrim grammar school where he blossomed in the sciences and maths, finishing with good grades at both O level and A level (as they then were). He went on to study Electronic Engineering with Physics at University.
From University Chris went directly into industry, to discover that this is where you learn the most. Working for high-tech industry leaders such as Texas Instruments and Inmos, Chris was able to not only do a good job but also keep up with the changes in Physics that were ongoing, helping make computer chips smaller and more powerful. As his business career developed Chris also took and earned qualifications in sales and a degree in Marketing.
After 32 years in Industry Chris returned to University to gain a third degree, this time a PGCE in Physics and Maths. After qualifying Chris branched out into tuition.
Chris is a relaxed and confident tutor. He will work with you to get the best results. Wrong answers are not the issue here, correct questions are the focus. He will work with you, offering different approaches to problems until the ‘light bulb’ moment when the student understands the question or the principle. Lessons on specific topics can easily be set at the student's/ parent's request, but the best approach is to take each question as it comes from the student and pursue any and all misconceptions the student has developed in a subject and bring it around so as they have a fuller and deeper understanding of the topic.
When he isn't tutoring, Chris enjoys reading (specifically sci-fi and Science fact), cinema, singing in a local Gospel choir and music, both listening and playing.
Chris qualified to teach Physics in 2012, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from University of the West of England.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|Royal Chartered Institute of Marketing||Diploma in Marketing||1986|
|University of Hull||Diploma in Telecommunications||1978|
|University of Hull||Electronics and Eletronic Engineering (with Physics)||1978|
Chris has provided IB revision support for a number of students online with Owl tutors. He can tutor Physics up to Higher Level and Maths (excluding Topic 10 - Discrete Mathematics, which is optional).
"Everytime I struggled with the way that the tutor explained it to me, the tutor immediately found another way to explain it to me."
Monday, 25th September 2017
Parent of student
"My son has had health issues resulting in 40% attendance at school. Chris is totally understanding of my son's energy/concentration dips and is completely flexible in his teaching approach which is supportive. I can recommend him as a tutor highly."
Thursday, 13th July 2017
Mother of student studying Maths and Physics IGCSE
"It's still too soon to say how successful in terms of exam grades, however Chris has been very successful in clarifying areas of the curriculum and working with Will to identify and rectify areas of weakness. Chris has been very helpful with the tutoring as well as the scheduling of the tuition periods."
Thursday, 13th July 2017
Mother of A-Level Physics student receiving online tuition
In this blog, Physics tutor Chris provides some great tips on choosing your Physics IA title. Focusing on research methodology (rather than an impossible topic) and choosing a study that interests you will help you on your way. Chris sets out some IA ideas for inspiration.
Chris July 2017
In this blog, Chris discusses why it can be fun and informative to study Astronomy. If you enjoy Physics and Maths and History, then look at Astronomy - it combines all these in one interesting and enjoyable place. Next time you are in a group and look up at the night sky and someone asks - 'Hey, what's that', you can be the one to answer them!
Chris July 2017
How to teach Physics online? There are probably as many answers to this question as there are tutors and teachers who try to teach online. In this blog, Chris sets out how, to him, teaching Physics to one student via online tuition isn't so different to teaching a class of students at all: you just need a plan and the right technology!
Chris June 2017
Chris is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
Chris, like all of our tutors, is a qualified teacher and has been interviewed by us personally. All of our tutors have at least two years of classroom teaching experience and come with fantastic references and criminal records checks.