Testimonials

Feedback from parents and students

Over the years many students and their parents have been kind enough to write thanking me for my tuition work.

Here is a small, representative sample of some of the feedback I have received (the quotes are all genuine, but names may have been modified for privacy).

‘Paul is a fantastic physics tutor and I would not hesitate to recommend him. He was always extremely thorough in his preparation and very clear in his explanations so the online tutorials worked really well. Not only is he very knowledgable, he is also very easy to talk to and supportive. He was a great motivator too; at times when I was troubled by self-doubt and exam worries he helped me focus and I found his constructive words of wisdom at these times just as beneficial as his teaching. Undoubtedly it was the combination of his physics knowledge, his excellent communication skills and his encouraging reassurance which contributed to my A*!’

L.S. (Tuition for AS & A2 Physics, 2014 - 2016)
– Now studying Medicine at St Andrews

‘I would highly recommend Paul as a tutor. The online system he uses is exactly the same as face to face, my son loved it, it's completely interactive. He is clear with his explanations and goes back to basics. 10/10.’

Mrs E. (Cumbria, North West England)
– online tuition for AS & A2 Physics, December 2012.

‘Although I am just at the beginning of my lessons with Paul, I already feel more confident and prepared for my Physics AS re-sit, as well as my A2 module in January.

Although I was initially hesitant about using Skype as a means of communication, the process is surprisingly straightforward and very easy to use. Moreover, Paul incorporates an interactive online learning tool, which supplements his effective teaching style.

Paul gives me a clear understanding of areas I have found hard in the past, and this unique teaching approach together with Paul's strong enthusiasm for the subject make learning with him very successful.’

F.F. (AS & A2 Physics)
– Oxford-based student, using online tuition, December 2012.

‘The physics paper went really, really well! I got 83% which meant I got more than the 65% that I needed to get an A overall! So I'm very happy … thanks for all your hard work, I really appreciate it!’

Chris (AS & A2 Physics)
– going on to study Physics at the University of Manchester

‘Just a quick note to say that Mark got a B in Physics and managed to get an A in Unit 5C (which he originally got an E in!) … many thanks for all your help.’

Mrs A. (parent)
– son going on to study Philosophy at the University of Nottingham

‘I hope you are well and having a wonderful Summer. Just to say thank you again for all your help in preparing me for Physics. I got an A* and I'm delighted! I couldn't have done it without you.’

Grace (A2 Physics)
– going on to study Medicine

Thank you so much for all your work with Matthew over the last two and half years. I know he has fully enjoyed your sessions and my husband and I are most grateful for the support you have given us in Physics both at GCSE and A level.

We were thrilled with Matthew's results – so proud of him as his grades reflect his capability and all the hard work put in by him and of course you …

Thank you again for all the help and support you have given Matthew over the years – I know he thoroughly enjoyed and benefitted from the sessions he had with you. So we are all immensely grateful.’

Mrs W. (parent)
– son achieved a grade B in A Level Physics
 (enabling him to go on to his first choice course at his first choice university)

‘Just to let you know my results …

  • Mechanics: 83/90 – A
  • Electrons, Waves & Photons: 126/150 – A
  • Practical Skills: 50/60 – A

I was astonished, but incredibly happy! Thank you very much! I really appreciate all your help and the practice questions … even though it is a tough subject, it was great to study and has enabled me to understand how incredible science really is. Thank you again.’

Sinead (AS Physics)

‘I got a C in Physics, a respectable grade … thanks again for everything, wouldn't have got a grade without you!’

Jamal (AS & A2 Physics)

‘As you probably know, I received my exam results last Thursday. With the important one, Physics, I got an A overall. I'm absolutely over the moon with this result. It was my hardest exam, and the result came as a bit of a surprise … it was definitely the subject I struggled with the most, and without your help, I most certainly would not have got an A!

Thank you for all your hard work, patience and dedication last year – you were a huge confidence booster for me, as well as constantly increasing my knowledge.

I will keep hold of your email address – I may call on you for advice regarding further education, or perhaps seek help with maths should I ever need it. Thanks again Paul.’

Pete (AS Physics)

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(01865) 600 450

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– Thank you!