I specialise in IB/A-level subjects with a focus in mathematics, sciences and especially physics.
A good tutor must both improve the students exam results and help develop a well-rounded understanding for the student to put into a wider context. Instilling confidence in a student is also crucial whilst making a subject enjoyable. Any progress in a subject needs to be maintained.
I’m currently a PhD student in Particle Physics at Oxford University (Balliol College). I completed my Masters in Physics at Imperial College London and spent an Erasmus exchange year in Paris.
For the past three years, I have been spending school holidays with the same family. They live up in Doncaster where I stay with them for a couple of weeks (or sometimes even just a few days) to work on whatever exams they are preparing for. Sometimes, we just focus on general school work, which I think we all find to be more rewarding – there is less pressure and it feels as though we are able to go into more depth. It helps that I really like the family and that they have become more like friends than clients. I think part of the success of the residential experience is that we do things together outside of the ‘classroom’ (or kitchen!), like going for walks, hitting the gym etc.
Having studied as a full scholarship student at Cheltenham College not only do I know the pitfalls for common entrance but also techniques to shine in scholarship exams. My tutoring experience ranges from 11+ to A Level/IB predominately in Maths and Science.
My interests include travelling, languages and culture. I enjoy socializing, debating and all kinds of sport from football to dodgeball. Last year, I was the President of the Imperial College Dodgeball club. I strongly believe a work/fun balance is key to maximizing potential.
“Christopher has fitted very well into are family a charming and intelligent young man. Both are sons have connected with him. He has identified for them there areas of weakness . Plus more so in Rorys case the work he needs to put in to up his game to get the grades he would like. Christopher has tried to get Rory engaged in Chemistry even related the subject to Rorys passion Computers! Sadly to no avail. However the sign of a creative excellent tutor! Very pleased with how the first block session went. Christopher has them both in the zone and comprehending what is required and the work and effort needed for the grades they want. The boys are looking forward to their next session with him. Christopher is very organised has a timetable / schedule for the boys revision work. Gives them comprehensive feed back on exercises an test they do along with exam technique and what they are looking for in A star answers.” (Mrs D, Residential GCSE Tuition for twin boys – all subjects, with a focus on Science and maths).