Online Mathematics Tutor


Cambridge - PhD - Astrophysics


PhD Astrophysics and Part III Maths tripos, Cambridge University

Recent Students: 15 Total Hours: 569 Last Online: 23 Jun 2021
All-time Students: 31 Total Classes: 574 Signed Up: 11 Feb 2020

About me

I am passionate about science, particularly physics and mathematics, I have authored two books on science (published by Routledge).
My particular interest is the interface between A-level pre-university and foundation/first year university for maths and physics students. Sometimes this transition is seen as a chasm rather than a transition.

Tutor Experience

Lecturer in Physics & Astronomy department, University College, London
Supervisor, Part 1a Mathematics Tripos, Cambridge
Lecture course given for University of Maryland at USAF Chicksands - Astronomy 101
Lecture course given at University of Luton in Computer Ethics
Publisher (and editor) of ten student textbooks in physics (including one A-level generic textbook)
Tutor with Spires since February 2020

Topic Expertise

I inhabit the interface between maths and physics. For me there is no dividing line.
My first degree was in physics. I did a masters year at Cambridge where I completed Part III of the Maths Tripos, (Wolfson College and the Department of Applied Maths & Theoretical Physics), which was followed by a PhD at the Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge. In my research I helped lay the foundational knowledge of gravitational lenses.
I am a member and former fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge.

Client Reviews

Shiam - Mathematics

Good lesson the trigonometry basics are really starting to make sense

Shiam - Mathematics

Good lesson Trigonometry is really starting to come together, Nigel has been patient and clear in explaining the concepts

Helen - Physics

Thank you for another helpful lesson with my son

Helen - Physics

Nigel has a calm, positive, gentle approach to teaching. My son is finding lessons with him extremely helpful

Ruqaiyah - Further Mathematics

Good lesson

Yuvraj - Physics

Mr. Nigel is a really patient teacher who helped me learn forces effectively. Thank yo very much.

Alex - Physics

Nigel is a great teacher with a very strong knowledge of lenses and mirrors. I was very pleased with the lesson and I look forward to my next lesson with him.

Sam - Further Mathematics

Very helpful work on integration

Price: $65-75/hr

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Background Checks



Physics BSc 2.ii Imperial College, London
Mathematics - Part III of the Maths Tripos, Dept of Applied Maths & Theoretical Physics, Cambridge
Astrophysics - PhD, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge


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