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Open University - BSc Physical Sciences
I was an Engineer at Rolls Royce (Aero-Engines) – taking early retirement from a management post after 31 years. My work at Rolls-Royce required me to prepare and offer many courses on a wide range of subjects. The feedback from all of these was very positive (apparently I’m quite persuasive) and these helped me become a full Member of the Institute of Quality Assurance. My interaction with the Open University means that I am up to date with the latest teaching techniques and developments in my chosen subjects and for many years I organised the annual Science Revision Weekend for students about to take their Open University science examinations. I am a Member of the Institute of Physics, a Full Member of the Tutors’ Association, a past trustee and organiser of the Open University Science Revision Society and a past member of the Institute of Quality Assurance (MIQA). I also have DBS clearance and am a founder member of “The Tutor’s Association” Over the past 13 years, I have met and tutored many young adults and received some lovely feedback and references. I also have a wealth of lousy jokes – just to enliven things when the maths gets a bit tedious!! If that fails to impress I also have a box full of physics experiments to help with our understanding of some of the more challenging parts of the
I just love teaching and sharing the pleasures of Mathematics and Physics – but the main objective is to get the student through exams with the highest possible marks – this means a lot of hard work on both our parts. Potential students should be aware that I ask them to work very hard. This is especially relevant now GCSE and A level specifications have changed and examinations have become even more challenging. I believe that if there is a wish to learn then this is half done and with that comes self-confidence – this is the main problem students have with the learning process. The student can have as much time as is necessary to tackle any problems he/she may have. Sometimes this amount of time is not possible in a school or college environment. I encourage constant feedback from the student, school and parents so I can focus on individual needs. It will be hard work as I recognise that these subjects can be quite demanding – but this means that we can discover, not only the thrill of doing well in exams but also the satisfaction of understanding challenging concepts. We can also take some time to discuss exam techniques – making questions more understandable and examinations less stressful. Sessions are normally one or one and a half hours long but can be extended at the wishes of the student – but anything over two hours in one go and we are both wilting! Hopefully, my students will gain confidence in their own abilities as the lessons progress.
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