STAVROS

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STAVROS

Oxford University - Theoretical High Energy Particle Physics - PhD

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I am currently a Science and Engineering ​Tutor ​at ​ Kaplan International College London​, based at London Bridge, London, UK.

Apart from that, I am a ​fully Qualified Secondary School Teacher (Dip. Ed. UNSW, Sydney Australia, 2011 - Science)​. Over the last 12 years, I have been involved in Teaching and Private Tuition in the areas of ​Mathematics and Physics and Statistics​ for ​Exam/College Preparation​ as well as ​University Level Courses​. I have experience in the ​UK​ (​GCSE & A-Levels​), the ​International Baccalaureate​ curriculum in ​Physics (SL/HL) ​and​ Mathematics (SL/HL)​, the ​Australian (Year 11 & 12)​ School System as well as ​Oxbridge Admission​ tests (​PAT/STEP/MAT​). I have also coached students towards the ​Senior Physics Challange (British Physics Olympiad). Furthermore, I have worked as an Academic Researcher (​Theoretical Particle Physics​) at Los Alamos National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (USA).

Recent Students: 15 Total Hours: 646 Last Online: 19 Jun 2021
All-time Students: 58 Total Classes: 565 Signed Up: 15 Jun 2019

About me

Qualifications

Diploma in Education (DipEd, UNSW 2012)

Ph.D. in Theoretical Particle Physics (University of Oxford, 2002).

Bachelors Degree in Physics (University of Ioannina 1998)

Diploma in Business (Kent Institute of Business and Technology, 2012).

Tutor Experience

I work as a Science and Engineering Tutor at ​Kaplan International College London at London Bridge.

Apart from that, I am a fully Qualified Secondary School Teacher (Science).

Over the last 12 years, I have been involved in Private Tuition in the areas of Mathematics and Physics for:

UK GCSE & A-Level - Physics and Mathematics (AQA/EDEXCEL/OCR)
International Baccalaureate - Physics (SL/HL) and Mathematics (SL/HL)
Exam/College Preparation
University Level Courses
Australian (Year11 & 12) School System
Oxbridge Admission tests (PAT/STEP).


Professional Experience

A large part of my work is related to ​University Level​: I have extensive experience and knowledge in teaching 1st and 2nd-year Physics courses, such as ​Classical Mechanics, Classical Electrodynamics, Thermodynamics, Calculus, Statistics​ as well as more advanced 3rd and 4th-year subjects, such as ​Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Field Theory, Optics & Lasers, Particle Physics, Special and General Relativity, etc.

Moreover, I have taught various topics in University Level mathematics, such as ​Calculus​, Advanced/Multivariable Calculus, Algebra, Complex Analysis, Group Theory, Differential Geometry, Differential Equations, Mathematical Physics, etc​.

Furthermore, I have experience in the UK schooling system and currently work with a number of London based tutoring offices, teaching Physics and Mathematics for ​GCSE/iGCSE​ and A-Levels (AQA, CCEA, OCR, WJEC ).

I also have experience in the USA College/Universities Admission tests, such as the ​GRE Subject Tests​ (Physics and Mathematics) preparation as well as ​SAT​ and ​GMAT (Math/Quantitative/Analytic sections). From my placements in the USA, I have extensive experience in AP Physics and AP Calculus/Maths.



Topic Expertise

Teaching Statement


Obviously, apart from the context itself and the expertise in the related fields, there are other essential components of successful teaching like personality, enthusiasm, versatility, appreciation of the importance of outreach, and most important a relation of understanding between the lecturer and the students.

Apart from the previous, I think that it is crucial to provide students with a working knowledge of physical systems and to teach them problem-solving skills for building upon this knowledge. Teaching a person to think analytically is at the core of what a student should take away from any science course. For students not majoring in physics/maths, it is important to teach them how science affects their daily lives and how to make informed decisions about it based on information available. For physics/math majors it is crucial to teach them the knowledge pertinent to their course of study and how scientists solve difficult problems using approximation, computational, and other quantitative methods. These important tools are invaluable to future researchers because they aid in the careful design of experiments and in determining the predictions of a model or theory. I would also strive to cover a range of topics in my courses. This would enable me to teach an array of different methods for approaching physical problems and to demonstrate how similar approaches can be applied to problems from disparate fields. Furthermore, being a theoretician, I am well suited to teach physics majors how to construct theories and models, to derive predictions from these models, and to test these predictions against empirical data they have collected from the literature or obtained in the laboratory. Mentoring the research of undergraduate and graduate students is one of the most long-lasting contributions a researcher can make, and it is a process that I find fun and rewarding.

From my experience, I learned the importance of engaging students through examples and of pitching material at a level that assumes intelligence but not necessarily knowledge, blending the known with the unknown in a combination that gives the student the feeling of possibility rather than that of impossibility that formal and impressive methods may impose. I would also enjoy teaching introductory physics courses. Although it is often challenging to teach introductory students, it is a challenge I thoroughly enjoy. Preparing lectures and solution sets forces me to communicate fundamental ideas in simple terms and to think deeply again about some of the most basic principles in physics.

During my graduate school period, I had the chance to become familiar with the system of tutorials that some of the British universities offer. This much more personalized system provides the opportunity of outside of the classroom discussion and interaction which are a crucial part of the learning process. Many students who are reserved in class, ask excellent questions in smaller settings and thus, learn much more. I greatly value the instruction and mentorship I received while in college and feel strongly about providing quality education to current and future students.

Client Reviews

Noa - Physics

Thank you Stavros for all of your help throughout these last few months. I managed to gain a lot of confidence in both Math and Physics with your continued help and support. It didn't matter how confusing or complicated the question was, you always managed to explain things thoroughly and logically, allowing me to leave the call with a greater understanding of the subject and looking forwards to our next class. Thank you again and I wish you, and your future students, the best of luck.

David - Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches (2019)

Very helpful

Atsushi - Mathematics

Stavros has been very professional and supportive for my son. He is great for both Math and Physics.

Harry - Other

good lesson as always, went through questions and helped

Atsushi - Mathematics

Stavros has been very reliable and knowledgeable tutor for both math and physics.

Harry - Other

Class was fine, Stavros was helpful with explaining how the equations were formed and how they could be used

Noa - Physics

Everything went very well. Concepts and practice questions were covered as requested. Stavros is very helpful!

Jona - Physics

Amazing and detailed advice, really helpful

Elliott - Physics

very helpfull, very good Guidance given for Physics IA

Yunling - Physics

very experienced

Testimonials

To whom it may concern It is with great pleasure that I write a reference for Dr. Stavros Mouslopoulos, who has been tutoring my son, Joshua for his IB Diploma program in the subjects of Mathematics and Physics. In the time spent with my son, he has managed to improve his IB band scores for Maths and Physics from Band 3-4s to band 6-7s respectively. Stavros is a highly qualified and an excellent tutor. He showed patience and step by step, methodology to effectively deliver his tutorials. He was always accessible for discussion, especially during exams period. His knowledge of both subjects is wide and full of breadth, and there were no tricky questions that were beyond his ability to elucidate clearly in the tutorials. Hence it is without hesitation that I recommend Dr. Stavros Mouslopoulos for a fantastic tutor in the IB Diploma. Yours sincerely Dr. Andy CS Liew MBBS BSC Med FANZCA

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Qualifications

Diploma in Education (DipEd, UNSW 2012)

Ph.D. in Theoretical Particle Physics (University of Oxford, 2002).

Bachelors Degree in Physics (University of Ioannina 1998)

Diploma in Business (Kent Institute of Business and Technology, 2012).

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