Steve

Steve

Masters degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering

5.0 (16)

15 hours of classes

About me

Having taught Physics for nearly 20 years as Head of Physics, Head of Science and Assistant Principal, I now tutor full-time online. I can help you to understand and enjoy physics, and then reach the success you are looking for in exams. I have successfully taught thousands of students in the classroom and thousands of hours online.

Students of all abilities, from the very best, to those who find physics challenging, perhaps even overwhelming, have reached grades they thought were beyond their reach with my tutoring. If you take a look at my testimonials you'll hear first hand from some of the students I've tutored and some parents too.

I have taught all exam boards including international exams and I make sure I keep fully up-to-date with any developments in courses. I have developed a vast collection of resources to support you in reaching your very best.

Outside of teaching I love to cycle and clocked up over 6000 miles last year and I'm crazy enough to go wild camping even when it's snowing. I have a daughter and two sons of my own so I understand the family dynamics that go with preparing for exams, though at 25, 24 and 21, mine have now moved on from school (phew!). I also enjoy playing guitar which often seems to go hand-in-hand with physics: I'm told that Einstein was a pretty good on the violin!

Contact me today. Let's have a discussion about how I can support you in reaching your goals in you physics course. We could start tutorials this week!

Tutor Experience

Having taught Physics for nearly 20 years as Head of Physics, Head of Science and Assistant Principal, I now tutor full-time online. I can help you to understand and enjoy physics, and then reach the success you are looking for in exams. I have successfully taught thousands of students in the classroom and thousands of hours online.

Students of all abilities, from the very best, to those who find physics challenging, perhaps even overwhelming, have reached grades they thought were beyond their reach with my tutoring.

I can steer you through your physics course, making sure that you progress with the understanding you need. You'll grasp the concepts, enjoy the progress and reach your very best in exams.

Online tutoring provides a powerful learning experience as I have access to all the resources that I need to share (diagrams, past questions etc.) and I always provide follow up consolidation work. During the tutorial we'll pack in explanations and examples so that you grasp the concepts firmly and then move on to expressing the new learning effectively in past exam questions with guided support. I'm happy to steer us through the learning needed for your course, or for you to identify the areas you'd like to focus on then I can take a lead. Perhaps it works well to keep pace with the learning at school or maybe there are areas which you haven't grasped well that need reviewing. Together we'll rapidly work through the material to identify the parts which need work then we'll focus on these to ensure that they are mastered. You'll gain a thorough understanding, and cover lots of practice questions to ensure that you are ready to achieve your very best when it comes to exams day.

Topic Expertise

I gained my PGCE teaching certificate in 2000 and have taught physics for the past 20 years in three large UK schools. My classes consistently performed well above the expected level, to the delight of the students, parents and school. My most recent A level exam class achieved the best physics results that the school has ever seen. Physics A level classes are usually taught by two teachers; with this class I shared the teaching with a young teacher who was once my student when I taught her A level physics!

​I have taught GCSE and A level physics throughout my career, progressing from Head of Physics to Head of Science and onto Assistant Principal. Having discovered that tutoring allows students to make fabulous progress, I have moved on from school teaching to tutor full-time. As a full-time tutor, I now teach every part of the course at least twenty times every year and I have taught all exam boards! This has enabled me to finely tune the delivery of each aspect of the course to maximise the understanding and progress of the student. Ofsted (school inspectors) consistently recognised my lessons as being outstanding and I have since developed even better expertise to teach in a way that enables students to fully grasp each aspect of A level or GCSE physics.

Testimonials

RHEA, STUDENT (ACHIEVED GRADE A*) It is said that Physics is one of the most difficult subjects to study at A level, but through weekly online tuition with Steve, Physics became the subject I felt most confident and prepared for. Tutors like Steve are extremely difficult to come across and I am so grateful to have found someone who can support me through the Physics A level, and would highly recommend him to anyone who may be looking for support studying Physics. With his kind, friendly and helpful nature, I am sure anyone would benefit from tuition with Steve. CAMERON, STUDENT Steve was absolutely fantastic as tutor. Over the course of year 13 Steve transformed my physics from a D prediction to me gaining an A in my final A-Level exam! Steve has a friendly approach to tuition and his enthusiasm for physics is infectious. Steve not only dramatically improved my knowledge and understanding for physics but also my confidence in my own ability to be able to recognise and successfully answer all types of questions. I cannot recommend Steve enough as a tutor! It's fair to say that my physics teacher was completely surprised when I got an A, haha! Thank you Steve. PHIL CROMPTON Steve Newcombe was Head of Science at the Holgate School when I was the headteacher. He is an excellent teacher. He did particularly well in igcse physics and got a grade 9!!! Thank you so much for all your help and support. It is very much appreciated.- SHIV, PARENT ​Steve is an exceptional tutor, who not only recovered my confidence in studying Physics, but made every lesson exciting and enjoyable. His passion for physics shined through in every lesson, and he has a way of explaining the most difficult concepts in the A level syllabus in the most memorable and easy to understand manner. The massive step up from GCSE physics to A level Physics was something I was not quite anticipating. However, through weekly lessons with Steve and continued support throughout the week from him sending addition exam style questions and resources to practice with, I managed to boost my grade from a B to an A* in my year 12 exams. - MAIA, STUDENT ​ Steve is really friendly and immediately put my daughter at ease. My daughter really enjoyed the lessons and improved within a few weeks and got an A in her A level exam - KELSEY, PARENT ​Steve has been an amazing tutor for me during my A levels. He helped me in areas of physics I never thought I would understand even with my learning difficulties alongside. Steve made learning physics fun and interesting and has a way of teaching which helps you remember things that you have learned. I would totally recommend. Thank you! - AIDEN, STUDENT Hi Steve. Thought I`d let you know I got a B in my Physics which I`m so happy about (considering my "ambitious target" was a C/D) and got into the course I wanted. Thank you so much for the support, it really helped me out.- HAASIN, STUDENT Steve is an excellent physics teacher. He has loads of interesting resources and amazing teaching skills, which helped me become more confident in Physics and go from a grade D to B at my last mock exam. I can`t thank him enough for all his help and support. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs help with Physics. - SOPHIA, STUDENT

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Hani - Physics

I am learning a lot thanks to Steve

Hani - Physics

another great lesson

$90-100/hr

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Qualifications

EDUCATION
Sept 1999 - 2000
PGCE Teaching qualification in science, with Physics specialism
University of Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK

Sept 1985 – Mar 1990
Master’s degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering
Also gained Associateship of the University of Surrey for industrial placements in advanced electronics
University of Surrey, Guildford, UK

Sept 1983 - 1985
A levels: Physics (A) – with a merit in the special extension paper,
Mathematics (A)
Electronics (A)
Bideford Academy, Devon, UK

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