Online Physics Tutor Tom



Engineering MEng


Experienced Maths and Physics lecturer, MEng from Cambridge, PGCert (Learning and Teaching), Fellow HEA

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Cambridge - Engineering - MEng

Experienced Maths and Physics lecturer, MEng from Cambridge, PGCert (Learning and Teaching), Fellow HEA

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About Me

I am an experienced teacher of Maths, Physics and Engineering at foundation and undergraduate level. I am good at encouraging students to discover the answers to their own questions and to take responsibility for developing their own learning. I have an interest in developing online, asynchronous teaching models.
When I'm not teaching, I am with my two young daughters, out with my dog, or designing and programming games for PC.

Tutor Experience

I have 7 years' experience teaching maths and physics at A-level and undergraduate level at Cambridge Ruskin International College (now Anglia Ruskin College) and Anglia Ruskin University. As well as teaching engineers, I taught maths to students of all the sciences as well as business students, so I have a wide range of approaches to suit all sorts of backgrounds.

I also have several years experience tutoring GCSE and A-level students in physics, maths and business studies. I was most proud to help a student predicted a D in physics A level to achieve the B they required to attend their top-choice university, through 6 months of weekly tuition.

In addition to teaching, I have been an examiner for Cambridge Assessment on their A-level physics paper 9702/2 (short answer questions) for 8 years. For 5 of those years I've also been an examination team leader, helping to set the mark scheme for the exam and supervising a team of assistant examiners. In addition to working on Paper 2, I have marked on the alternative to practical paper, and set questions for the multiple choice paper. This gives me a good insight into what examiners are looking for when marking, and means I can help you with exam technique and strategies to maximise your marks.

I believe strongly in leading students to discover solutions for themselves, and a session with me is very much like an Oxbridge supervision. I quickly get to know my students, and try to draw examples from their experience to help make the subjects relevant to them.

Topic Expertise

Physics, especially at A level is my real passion- I love the subject and I love teaching it. However, I have also spent lots of time teaching maths to non-mathematicians, and I can remember from my own time at school the feeling of bewilderment maths can bring, so I also have a strong interest in showing those less confident in maths that it can be mastered.
I work for Cambridge International on their AS physics paper, and have also tutored maths and physics for OCR and Edexcel exam boards.

Background Checks



MA MEng (Cantab) 2008 Engineering
PGCHE (ARU) 2015
FHEA 2015