Andrew

Andrew

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Durham University - Physics - PhD

I have recently finished my PhD at Durham University and now I am working as a postdoctoral researcher in Belgium. When I'm not teaching or working on Physics, I like to make music or box.

About me

I am a trained particle physicist with research interests in dark matter, fundamental cosmology and phenomenology. In my daily work I employ numerical techniques using coding languages such as python and C to solve problems and am happy to aid people with this.

I care deeply about scientific communication and therefore have been heavily involved with outreach over the years. During my time at St Aidans college Durham, I gave seminar for the general public. I was also a main organiser for modelling the invisible exhibit at the Royal Society, I was involved in every stage of the process, from application to the Royal Society to delivering the exhibit. Helped develop the software for the SuperCDMS replica and built and ran the website. I also undertook a day course in science communication at the Royal Society and gave a Seminar about it in Durham.

Furthermore, I understand that the academic environment in my discipline can be quite alienating, this is why I think it is important to foster a relaxed and encouraging work atmosphere. To this end, I was a member Diversity and Equality committee for the Physics department. In this role I organised a training event about workplace harassment and micro-aggression.

Tutor Experience

Durham Foundations Centre Problems Solving Instructor (2017-2019): Run a module for those undertaking the foundation year in Physics, offered by the Durham Centre for Academic Development (Durham University). Requires me to design the module and class work as well as writing and marking the final examination.

Durham level 1 Foundations of Physics tutor (2016-2019): Tutor for two groups of around 5 students. Requires me to guide them through a general first year physics course, teaching them problem solving skills in Physics. Also requires marking of weekly problem sheets.

Physics university level tuition ( 2014-2019) : In the latter years of my undergraduate I gave regular private tuition to students for level 2 university topics such as Quantum mechanics and Mathematics for physicists, furthermore, I also provided more irregular sessions to those who needed to attend resit examinations. During my PhD I have given tuition privately for level 3 studies, including subjects such as particle and nuclear physics as well as some Masters level courses on Quantum Field Theory and Particle Physics. The majority of these were in person, however I have given tuition online and have the capabilities to do so.

Introduction to Coding (Oct 2018): Designed and delivered an introduction course for the python coding language. This was attended by students enrolled in the Durham Foundations program.

Durham level 3 tutor (2015-2016): Workshop demonstrator for Theoretical Physics 3 at Durham University. Topics were relativistic electrodynamics, scattering theory in quantum mechanics and relativistic quantum mechanics.

Physics and Maths Private tutor A-Level (2014-2016): Various private roles as mathematics and physics tutor for high school students.

Topic Expertise

I am a trained particle physicist with research interests in dark matter, fundamental cosmology and phenomenology. In my daily work I employ numerical techniques using coding languages such as python and C to solve problems.

Working in particle phenomenology means that I have a strong background in quantum field theory and therefore, all the important mathematical and theoretical tools needed for that. This includes special and general relativity, quantum mechanics and classical Lagrangian mechanics. Furthermore, my research has required me to be familiar with experimental and statistical techniques, which I am able to advise on.

My tutoring experience for the last few years has focused on early years university physics with a specific focus on problem solving. This has allowed me to hone my tutoring skills in a broad range of topics, focusing on the transferable skills that allow students to overcome unseen problems in physics.

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"Got very clear answers to almost all of my questions and had the remaining issues solved after the session via email. Excellent tutor!"

Price: $40-50/hr

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Qualifications

PhD - Durham University
MPhys, 1st Class Hons - Durham University
A-levels - Bexley Grammar

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