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#### Education

PhD in Biological Physics from University of Oxford (2008)MPhys in Physics (first class) from University of Oxford (2004)

I have published research articles and book chapters in leading scientific journals, and given technical and popular scientific talks around the world. Besides academia, I have also applied my scientific expertise in industry, and am the holder of several patents that are now being commercially exploited.

#### Experience

One of my greatest strengths and joys is in explaining complex topics in a clear and concise way.My approach is based on my experiences as a tutor, interviewer, mentor and employer. Over a period of ten years, I have tutored secondary school students, university undergraduates, university postgraduates (both Masters and doctoral students), interns in companies, and my own employees. I also find it helpful to reflect on my own experiences as a student, including during my studies for GCSEs and A-Levels and in countless tutorials and lectures at university.

I take pride in making physics and maths intuitive for my students so that they can tackle problems fearlessly. I believe that effective tutoring requires a deep knowledge and love of the subject matter, and strong empathy with the student as an individual.

I first try to understand what motivates each student, what understanding of the subject they already have, and what challenges they might be facing. To ensure that the student learns effectively, I am continually sensitive to their self-esteem and motivation, and test their understanding in a rigorous but non-confrontational way. My broad experience of applying physics and maths in the real world allows me to keep students motivated with vivid and convincing illustrations of any topic. I have been told that I am exceptionally patient and have an infectious enthusiasm.

On a practical level, I employ whatever technique is best suited for the particular student and topic. Besides pen and paper, occasionally great benefit can come from drawing pictures, performing simple practical experiments, and seeing photographs and computer simulations.

#### Hobbies

I have a lifelong love of physics, and my main academic interest is in biological physics. Outside of work, I enjoy playing guitar, programming, writing, learning languages, building electronics, drawing and painting.My greatest satisfaction comes from explanation. I enjoy going to great lengths to make a topic come to life for a student.

#### Preferred Subjects

Calculus 1, Calculus 2, Calculus 3, Arithmetic, Astronomy, CLEP Calculus, Geometry, GMAT Quantitative, CLEP College Algebra, CLEP Natural Sciences, CLEP Precalculus, College Algebra, Developmental Algebra, Differential Equations, Electromagnetism, Elementary Algebra, GRE Quantitative, COMPASS Mathematics, 10th Grade math, 11th Grade math, 12th Grade math, 1st Grade math, 2nd Grade math, 3rd Grade math, 4th Grade math, 5th Grade math, 6th Grade math, 7th Grade math, 8th Grade math, 9th Grade math, ACCUPLACER College-Level Math, ACT Math, Applied Mathematics, ASPIRE Math, CAHSEE Mathematics, CLEP College Mathematics, Elementary Math, Finite Mathematics, GRE Subject Test in Mathematics, HSPT Math, IB Further Mathematics HL, IB Mathematical Studies SL, IB Mathematics HL, IB Mathematics SL, Math, Math, Middle School Math, PSAT Mathematics, SAT Math, SAT Mathematics, SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1, SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 1 - DUPE, AP Physics 2 - DUPE, AP Physics 2: Electricity and Magnetism, AP Physics 2: Mechanics, Astrophysics, GRE Subject Test in Physics, IB Physics HL, IB Physics SL, OAT Physics, Physics, Quantum Physics, SAT Subject Test in Physics, 3rd Grade Science, 4th Grade Science, 5th Grade Science, 6th Grade Science, 7th Grade Science, 8th Grade Science, ACCUPLACER Arithmetic, ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra, ACT Science, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Algebra 3/4, Algorithms, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, GRE Quantitative Reasoning, HSPT Quantitative, Intermediate Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Linear Algebra, MCAT Physical Sciences, Multivariable Calculus, Newtonian Mechanics, OAT Quantitative Reasoning, PCAT Quantitative Ability, Physical Science, Pre-Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Probability, Quantitative Reasoning, Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Theory, Relativity, Science, Science, Scientific Programming, Statics, Statistics, Technical Writing, Trigonometry

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