I have just completed some research at Durham University into the astrophysical processes surrounding black holes and how gas falls onto them. I also enjoy tabletop role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons, as well as Park Runs and going to the gym.
I have successfully taught all subjects I am offering up to and including A Level. Experienced with AQA, OCR, Edexcel, and Eduqas. As a senior leader I have coached and mentored new and experienced teachers giving me a deep understanding of teaching methodologies. Skilled in differentiating learning, my student-centred approach ensures all students make progress. I am dedicated to developing the passion for lifelong learning in others.
Since I have taught and led on a wide variety of subjects throughout my teaching career I am comfortable with undertaking any exam board's content.
I have additional experience with training teachers & CPD as well as with whole-school management.
I have led all EBacc subjects in my senior roles and can provide guidance on exam board expectations, examination structures and management of revision techniques.
Who: A Level Student What: Physics (Target A*) Feedback: “Very good communication, well prepared for the class, and good understanding of both the topic and what was required for the exam, 5 stars!”
Who: KS3 Student What: Computer Science (Scratch) Feedback: “You have helped my daughter with her coding tremendously. Thank you very much.”
Who: A Level Student What: Physics (Target A) Feedback: "He has a Fantastic understanding of the subject, and explained to me in a clear and easy to understand way. Very pleased and would happily recommend to anyone!"
Who: A Level Student What: Physics (Target A) Feedback: “I did the Exam and I am happy to say that it went well so I would like to thank you for your teaching.”
Who: 2nd Year Sports and Exercise student, Loughborough University What: Biomechanics Module Feedback: “Hi Tom, I passed! Thank you for the help you did give me, it made the difference.”
Very good communication, well prepared for the class, and good understanding of both the topic and what was required for the exam, 5 stars!
Thank you so much for everything Tom, you've really helped me with my confidence and as I said I've finally started to enjoy physics at this late stage !!! I'll let you know how results day goes, Isobel
Great Mechanics Questions :D
Still very impressed with his teaching skills and knowlwdge. Hes easy to understand and makes learning a joy.
It was brilliant, very good explanations why and how to do things.
It was very informative and I learned alot
The class was productive and effective. Lily enjoyed her lesson. Thank you.
National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership (EMLC)
MScR Computational Theoretical Astrophysics (Durham University)
Qualified Teacher Status
Postgraduate Certificate of Education (University of Leicester)
BSc Physics & Astrophysics (University of Leicester)