Physics Tutoring for NCEA and Cambridge
Learning in motion
Our physics tutors are all specialists in their fields. Many are studying engineering and other science and mathematics subjects at university with great success. They’ve also been trained in methods designed specifically for tutoring physics to students of both NCEA and Cambridge.
These methods are supported by fantastic research, and include the following:
- Using quizzing effectively (to introduce topics and to review them)
- Asking deep explanatory questions
- Helping students to make connections between abstract ideas and concrete examples
- Helping students effectively manage their study time.
The Details: What our Physics Tutors Know
NCEA and Cambridge physics is an advanced course in natural and mechanical forces. The curriculum is positive and practical, covering the physics of mechanical systems, electrics and electromagnetism and waves, as well as atomic energy and the practical testing of the principles they learn. It is an excellent foundation for students wanting careers in engineering or other physical sciences, as well as students who simply enjoy learning about the forces at play in the physical world.
Meet some of our Physics tutors
Kerwin studied at Avondale College under the CIE Curriculum (A2 level Maths,Physics, English, Business studies and Psychology). He has excellent grades for CIE, and is currently studying engineering at Auckland University. Kerwin also gained several NZQA scholarship subjects. These include physics, statistics and earth and space science.
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- 5 years experience with teaching at St John Youth - Mentor for a 1st year law student through the Kensington Swan Mentoring Programme at UOA - 1 year weekly tutoring of a year 13 student through the MATES programme (2013) - Tutored through the Academic Council at my High School in Japanese and English - Peer support leader and buddy to students in Years 7-9
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During my Cambridge A-Level classes, I used to volunteer to prepare slides for every week's revision class in Biology to try going over the past topics in a different way than the teacher's. This was done to ensure everyone understood the lectures and I was known for my passion for teaching so I was the one who used to get chosen for the volunteering tutoring role. The students were my friends so they'd not hesitate asking questions over and over again while I used to answer them patiently. This way I got to tutor, the lecturer was assured we understood and the students actually understood as they were willing to pay more attention.
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