Physics has always been a compulsory subject for students in the UK for a good reason. It is the
study of the world around us, and offers a wealth of fascinating disciplines under its vast academic
umbrella - such as aeronautics, astronomy, electronics, engineering, medical physics and
meteorology - to name only a few (really!!). Additionally, physics offers the chance for students
to develop a wide range of transferable and highly-valued workplace skills - from academic skills
such as data analysis, observation and problem-solving, to interpersonal skills such as
communication, personal organisation and team work. It is this capacity that physics has to provide
students with opportunities to develop so many skills that makes it one of the most attractive
qualifications to potential employers.
Unfortunately, many students struggle with the demanding nature of physics, as well as the
mathematics which underpins so much of it. Our tutors have seen this "at the coal face" from their time working in the classroom - students can often become frustrated, disaffected and lose confidence in the subject, often leading to a snowball effect ending with complete withdrawal from participation in it. This is a shame as physics is, with no doubt, one of the most useful subjects to have a good a qualification in, with employers in the UK - and all over the world - crying out (literally!!) for physics graduates to fill a vast number of positions - from teachers to journalists, accountants to politicians, plus many more!
A physics tutor can help students to regain their confidence and motivation for the subject. Removed from the peer and exam-driven pressures of the classroom, tuition can allow the student to explore the content in a quieter and calmer environment, backed with the constant support and encouragement of the tutor. Content and learning methods can be tailored to the student as an individual - something which is impossible for teachers to be able to provide consistently within a classroom environment...no matter how good a job they do!
Physics is a subject that deserves to be felt passionately about. It is this passion that we aim to bring to our students, to empower them to move forward and strive to be their best, whatever future path they choose to take.