My teaching methodology is extremely flexible, depending on the students learning style.
The PAT is mostly Year 12 content (under the UK A Level system), but questions are significantly different to A Level exam papers, requiring greater understanding and critical thinking.
In these sessions, we will go through past PAT papers, and review frequently appearing content. I will set questions at the end of each session for you to complete before the next one, where we will discuss them and I will provide solutions.
Hi! I'm Rob, and I'm a Theoretical Physics PhD student at the University of Sussex.
I hold a Bachelors degree in Physics, and a Masters degree in Theoretical Physics both from the University of Oxford.
I have spent time at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), working in a plasma physics lab on a diagnostic to measure ion and neutral flows in the Plasma Krystal-4 (PK-4) experiment on the International Space Station.
Also at Caltech, I have worked in the Department of Mathematics on a High Energy Physics Theory project in the AdS/CFT correspondence.
I have experience teaching students between the ages of 6 and 18. Ranging from Gifted and Talented primary school tuition, to A Level & Oxford Physics admissions preparation.
Learning more about the Universe every day is what get's me up in the morning! Being able to share the wonders of science and maths with others is really the cherry ontop!
PhD, Theoretical Physics: Beginning September 2020
Focuses: Early Universe Cosmology, General Relativity.
MMathPhys, Mathematical and Theoretical Physics: October 2019 - June 2020
Focuses: Cosmology, Theoretical Particle Physics.
BA, Physics: October 2016 - June 2019
Focuses: Classical Physics, Quantum Mechanics, General Relativity, Particle Physics, Astrophysics.
Volunteer A Level Physics & Maths Tutor - Open Tutoring UK: August 2020 - Present
Tutoring students via Zoom in preparation for Autumn A Level resits on a voluntary basis, in response to disruption to education caused by Covid-19. Typically students decide which past papers they want to go through ahead of time, and I walk them through my solutions by sharing my tablet screen as a whiteboard.
KS2 Gifted and Talented Tutor - Self Employed: July 2020 - Present
Designing enrichment activities for gifted and talented KS2 students, to encourage engagement with STEM at an early age. These sessions are centred around the core themes of curiosity and understanding, to give students an appreciation of the joy of scientific discovery. Titles of the sessions I have run include: ’Our Address in Space’, ’Exploring the Galaxy’, and ’What is the Universe made of?’.
Outreach Ambassador - University College, Oxford: October 2017 - June 2020
Delivering outreach talks to students in year groups 8 - 13. Topics ranging from general university applications to subject specific physics academic tasters.
A Level Physics & Maths Tutor - Self Employed: March 2017 - Present
Tutoring A Level Physics and Maths students in preparation for their examinations. Preparing handouts & notes covering course material, setting relevant exam style questions, providing feedback and solutions to practice questions. I have tutored the AQA and Edexcel Physics courses, and the Edexcel Maths & Further Maths courses.
Volunteer Physics Teacher - The King Edmund School: June 2015 - Present
Teaching a number of year 12 physics lessons after end of year assessments, designed to be an accessible introduction to some university level content. Topics covered have included: ’Special Relativity’,
’Mathematics for Physicists’, ’Astrophysics’, ’Stellar Astrophysics’, ’Particle Physics’. I decided the content to be covered, prepared the lessons, and designed handouts for the students.
Robert is a fantastic tutor an excellent scholar. His extensive knowledge in physics and mathematics allows him to explain even the most advanced concept with ease.
Robert first tutored me around three years ago, helping me with A level physics. I would argue that he is a large part for the reason I achieved the grade I did; mainly due to his encouraging words and seamless explanations of complex physical phenomena.
The perfect tutor, Robert would be an excellent fit for any aspiring scientist.
Rob is a fantastic tutor who effectively identifies areas of the subject that need work. He is able to explain things from a foundation level and build to more complex ideas with ease, his method of teaching is very efficient and memorable.
Robert is a genuine person that cared about my education.
He was enthusiastic about physics and consistently provided heaps of useful and easy to understand examples, he also always made sure I had plenty of practice questions. His ability to teach is incredible, we went through topics very thoroughly and in depth.
An outstanding tutor that I definitely recommend.
Robert tutored me when I sat and passed the Oxford physics aptitude test (PAT). I bought Robert many very difficult problems I was stuck on during this time and there was not a single one that he was not able to answer. He would often also look to explain things in accessible and logical ways that strongly improved understanding. He also has a wealthy bank of interesting and insightful challenge problems to offer, combining both maths and physics in very satisfying and unexpected ways.
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