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HAMISH - Prof physics - Edinburgh
£10/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by HAMISH
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Other sciences
  • School science
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Applied Science
Levels
  • All Levels

Trainee Science Teacher available for secondary science tutoring in Edinburgh and Lothians

Methodology

I can offer personal tutoring via remote learning. My teaching is aligned to the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence. I provide support materials on OneNote and will take you through any part of the Physics curriculum or the general science (S1 - S3) curriculum.

Experience

I have a degree in Physics and a masters in Medical Physics, with 20 years experience working with the NHS. I'm making a career-change into teaching physics and science via the PGDE and will be teaching fulltime next year. I will be available from end of May 2021.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £10/h
Lessons offered by HAMISH
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Other sciences
  • School science
  • Nuclear Physics
  • Applied Science
Levels
  • All Levels

HAMISH's CV

Education

Aug 2020-June 2021: Napier University Edinburgh
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Physics)
Sep 2000-Sep 2001: University of Aberdeen
MSc Information Technology (Medical Physics)
Sep 1991–May 1995: University of Edinburgh
BSc Physics (2:2)
1985-1991: Firrhill High School, Edinburgh
Highers: English(B), Maths(C), Physics(C), Geography(B), Chemistry(C)
Standard Grade: Maths(1), English(2), Physics(1), Chemistry(2), Geography(2), French(2), Craft & Design(3)

Professional Qualifications/Membership
Registered Clinical Scientist # CS14990

Employment
March 2012-Aug 2020 Nuclear Medicine, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
Principal medical physicist in a clinical Nuclear Medicine dept. Undertook quality assurance, clinical audit of clinical effectiveness (eg. quantitation in brain and myocardial perfusion scanning). Support and develop a quality management system and integration of 3 nuclear medicine departments across Edinburgh. Acted as an IRMER Medical Physics Expert in diagnostic nuclear medicine. Led various facility improvements where radiation protection, infection control, health & safety and ergonomic requirements were incorporated.

May 2010-March 2012 Clinical Research Imaging Centre, Edinburgh
Senior clinical scientist in PET-CT. Helped develop the clinical oncology service and various novel research projects. Set-up QC procedures of quantitative measurements of tracer-uptake. Close involvement with clinical software development for research.

Sep 2003-May 2010: King’s College Hospital, London
Worked in the Radiation Protection, Nuclear Medicine and Diagnostic Radiology in KCH Nuclear Medicine Dept. QC on all types of x-ray equipment. Obtained ACS State Registration (Nuclear Medicine) in May 2007, after which worked solely in Nuclear Medicine, providing physics-support to a further two Nuclear Medicine departments at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Woolwich and Whittington Hospital London.

Sep 2001-Sep 2003: Trainee Clinical Scientist, Royal Free & Hammersmith NHS Trusts
Part 1 Association of Clinical Scientists Traineeship through the North Thames NHS Consortium, based at the Charing Cross Hospital. Undertook 3 eight-month placements in Nuclear Medicine, Information Management & Technology and ½ Diagnostic Radiology / ½ MRI.

Sep 1995-July 2000: Avionic Systems Engineer, BAE Systems, Warton, Lancashire
Graduate training programme involving 3 eight-month placements in 1) R&D (sensor-modelling project) 2) Eurofighter Cockpit Team, 3) Tornado Navigation system-upgrade. Continued working in the Tornado team. This involved the interpretation of MoD requirements into specification for suppliers and the assessment of flight-test results of the navigation sub-systems. In 1999 secured corporate sponsorship through a selection process to participate in a 3-month Raleigh International expedition to Mongolia, joining a 100-strong team of young-people from all countries and backgrounds and contributing towards projects to develop basic infrastructure for remote communities.

Skills

Software Programming: C, Visual Basic,
Job-Specific: Clinical Risk Assessments
Nuclear Medicine / PET Quality Control
Teaching of science to secondary level
Teaching of medical physics to advanced level

Other Lowland Outdoor Leader, RYA Level 2 dinghy sailor, basic French & Spanish languages,
Ran a Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme group (2012-2014) with local school-children, organising and delivering 5 expeditions and helping 50 participants to complete an award.



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