As a tutor I aim to identify problem areas and provide an alternative perspective. Lessons are interactive and designed to deliver pertinent material step-by-step without assuming knowledge, or taking giant and poorly explained 'leaps of faith'. Building a strong foundation is critical before moving onto more challenging questions.
What can you expect from me?
1) Organised & coherent lessons tailored to address individual requirements, with a plan for progression.
2) A reliable, punctual and professional manner.
3) A fun and non-pressured environment where you can ask as many questions as you like.
What do I expect from you?
1) Your best effort and a positive attitude.
Remember, the physics may be theoretical but the fun will be real...
I am studying for a PhD in Materials with a Master's and first degree in Physics.
I have been tutoring small groups in multiple countries since 2015, encompassing GCSE to undergraduate degree level students (many of which have continued to exceeded their expectations).
If you need to cancel or re-arrange your session 24hrs notice is required.
Arrangements for students located further afield can be discussed.
Travel outside of central Oxford is chargeable at the standard rate - 45p/mile.
Education and Qualifications
2020-Present University of Oxford
DPhil Candidate Materials
2019-2020 University of Oxford
MSc Clinical and Therapeutic Neuroscience, Crewe Scholarship
2014-2018 University of Leeds
MPhys, BSc Hons (Physics) (I)
2013-2014 Carlton Le Willows
A-levels: Maths (A), Physics (A), Geography (A), Prize for Excellence in Mathematics
2009-2013 Nottingham Girl’s High School
A-levels: Physics (A), Chemistry (B); GCSEs: 9 (A*), 1(A), Prize for Achievement
Awards, Scholarships and Prizes
2020 iCASE Award (Materials)
2019 Lincoln College Crewe Graduate Scholarship
Oxford Blues Performance Sports Scholarship
Ruby and Will George Trust Award Recipient
Yorkshire Ladies Council of Education Award Recipient
Gordon Memorial Trust Award Recipient
2017 Sydney Elite Athlete Scholarship
2014 Prize for Excellence in Mathematics
2011 Prize for Achievement
My academic record speaks for itself, showcasing consistently high achievement throughout all areas of study, culminating in attainment of firsts in 87% of degree modules. In 2016 I was awarded 1 of 4 places on the extremely competitive Sydney University Study Abroad Programme; the only scientist to have been accepted and the only exchange student to also receive an Elite Sports Scholarship matched by my academic college (St Andrews) to support my ambition to succeed as both a scientist and athlete. In 2017 I secured a highly competitive Leeds University physics summer research placement, a place on the Onassis Lectures, and on the highly prized Physics in Industry Projects. Additionally, I was appointed the official Institute of Physics (IOP) ambassador at Leeds University, a college ambassador at Oxford University, and I secured a highly competitive internship with medical-tech start-up Albus Health, 2019.
Neuroscience and Engineering
In addition to my DPhil in Materials, I am currently engaging in an interdisciplinary Neuroimaging project providing experience in applying physics to neuroscience problems. In addition, I am undertaking Maths and Neuroscience courses providing further experience in areas such as calculus and the cellular mechanisms of brain functions.
Professional Experience and Volunteering
Lincoln College Ambassador, 2019 – Present
My current role requires organising and running activities to promote the college, such as running subject taster sessions for school students. I am responsible for providing guided tours and designing maths/physics sessions at the college to encourage and support a diverse range of students interested in applying to the university.
Spaghetti Maths Enrichment Presenter, 2018 – 2019
My current role requires organising and running school enrichment and tutoring activities to increase engagement in STEM subjects. I am responsible for providing inspirational activities and support to a diverse range of students interested in maths, requiring innovation and the ability to communicate clearly.
IOP Physics Ambassador, Leeds University, 2017 – 2018
My objective was to act as the conduit between the University physicists and the IOP. This entailed raising awareness of events and circulating relevant information to students, whilst relaying their thoughts back to the appointed liaison. I was responsible for crafting student orientated campaigns and proactively supporting the IOP at events. This role required initiative, creativity and networking skills.
College Tutor, Sydney University, 2017
This position required organising tutor sessions for groups of undergraduate science students. The role involved conversing with students to devise tailored sessions to effectively target problem areas and to provide extra academic support where necessary. Time management and communication skills were essential and strong research expertise were required to draw on a diverse range of material.
PAL Mentor (Tutoring), University of Leeds, 2015-2016
This position required organising tutorials for groups of undergraduate physicists. The role involved conversing with students to devise tailored sessions to effectively target problem areas and to provide support with ongoing coursework assessment and formal examination preparation.
Perfect! Philippa is an excellent experienced tutor who has helped my son re-discover his interest in physics. I cannot recommend her highly enough!
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