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Dr James Lambert - Science and Maths Tutor in Notting Hill area

Dr James Lambert Key Stage 3 Science Tutor (West London)

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  • Bayswater (W2) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 05 Aug 2018
  • Sex: Male
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  • Can Travel To: Brent, Camden, City of London, Ealing, Hammersmith and Fulham, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Wandsworth
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  • Professional Qualification M.Sci Physics and Philosophy
  • Professional Qualification Ph.D Philosophy of Physics
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Personal Message
I have a Ph.D in the philosophy of physics and eight years' experience as a private tutor, my students have secured places at top private schools including scholarships to Eton and St Paul's. I love teaching science through hands-on experiments.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach mathematics and the sciences from 11+ to A-Level.

My teaching is heavily based around practical science activities and coding to inspire students and encourage hands-on learning.
Tell me about your qualifications.
Ph.D from Bristol University in the Philosophy of Physics
M.Sci from Bristol University in Physics and Philosophy
What kind of experience do you have?
For the past eight years I have accumulated over 3000 hours of tutoring experience. Most of my work involves bringing struggling students up to speed to pass exams at 11 or 13+. I also specialise in preparing students for scholarships to Eton, St Paul's and Winchester. I occasionally stay with clients for residential work too, usually over the summer.

Here is a short list of recent successful students:

Sussex House 12+ 2017
Wetherby Prep 10+ 2017
Down house 12+ 2017

The American school Amsterdam 2016

Eton King's scholarship 2015
Eton King's scholarship 2015

Winchester 13+ 2015

Eton King's scholarship 2014
Eton common entrance 2014

St Paul's scholarship 2014

13+ entrance to Dulwich College x2 2014
13+ entrance to Harrow 2014

A-level physics, entrance to Bristol University 2014
A-level maths, entrance to UCL 2014
How much do you charge?
I charge £70 per hour for all tuition.
Where do you teach?
I teach mainly around west London (Holland Park, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, Battersea, Sloane Square) but travel further during busy times of year.
When are you available?
I am free on weekdays all day for Skype or FaceTime lessons. For in-person lessons I teach mainly after school (4-8pm) and occasionally at weekends. School holidays are also a busy time for me.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
8 and above.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Common entrance 10+, 11+, 13+
13+ scholarship
AS - A2 level
University entrance and interview preparation
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes. I can also provide references upon request.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I use Skype and FaceTime for online tutoring. Also screen sharing with Skype allows me to give slideshows and show diagrams with powerpoint and keynote.
Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Tell me about some of your current students.
A home schooling student of mine has developed rapidly after we designed a personalised programme of at-home science experiments and demonstrations to put the syllabus in context.

A 12 year old student of mine found that he fell behind in maths so we are doing weekly lessons in-person to improve his understanding and exam technique. His progress is very encouraging, especieally the improvement in the presentation of his work.

A GCSE student of mine is having weekly Skype lessons so we can explore more advanced topics in maths and science. We frequently find ourselves working on A-Level content or otherwise interesting material which is not on the syllabus.

I am working on a creative construction course with a 12 year old boy. We work on science-based engineering challenges at home. We're building a radio controlled plane at the moment!
Do you have a personal message for students?
spend as much time as possible designing, making and taking things apart. You will learn so much more this way than staring at a textbook. Hands-on experience puts so much of science an maths in context, makes it easier to remember and makes it more fun.