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What Happens After Tutoring?

For some years now I've had the great privilege of working with older teenagers through their A...
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Coping with calculations

People convince themselves that you need to be good at Maths to be good at Physics, but they are...
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The Schrodinger's Cat Experiment

The boundary between classical and quantum world: The Schrodinger's Cat experiment.   In the...
A-level Physics

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Going Beyond The A Level Physics Syllabus

A good way to engage students with the material they encounter in the syllabus is to expose them...

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  • How To Motivate A Student

    Vittorio B A-level Physics Tutor (West London) Picture A peaceful environment favors willingness and determination The ideal environment that every tutor should pursue is the one in which the student is serene, participating laboriously, doing a proper job and with passion. A quiet environment helps the student to learn more through his skills and...
  • Mega Physics Revision Tip

    Andy R A-level Physics Tutor (Canterbury) Picture Are you finding it impossible to remember all those equations and units of measurement for your physics exam? You're not alone and why aren't you just given all the equations? It's not a memory test after all. Well I totally agree that most equation are 'Google-able', however, for the sake of...
  • Richard Feynman - A Physics Superstar?

    Russell Lipscombe A-level Physics Tutor (Derby) Picture All professions need their superstars, those that can influence and inspire future students. Although there are some very strong candidates for the role, for me Richard Feynman was the superstar of the 20th Century. I am sure that there will be those that can't look past Albert Einstein. It is...

 

  • Concepts in Physics, Concepts in Science,

    David Chitty A-level Physics Tutor (Coventry) Picture      Students frequently complain that so, so, so many concepts in science are very difficult to understand; after all how often do we go the supermarket and ask for a graphite pencil as distinct to a "lead pencil" ? Why in "every day speak", do we refer to "acceleration", meaning going...
  • Answering Past Examination Questions.

    David Chitty A-level Physics Tutor (Coventry) Picture The Student(s) who attain grades  "A" and "B" are usually those who have made a methodical, systematic and systamatic analysis of recent Past Papers and, not just from their specified Exam Board. There may be merits in studying papers  from other  Examining  Boards.It is often a very, very,...
  • Study for Success In Physics

    SDM Tutoring A-level Physics Tutor (Gloucester) Picture Generally accepted as one of the most difficult subjects post GCSE, how can you make the most of studying Physics, gain a respectable grade and is it actually worth it? We often hear about how hard physics can be for students, on top of it being a "shortage" subject in terms of people following...