Amy Hodgkin - Private Tutor in London

Amy Hodgkin Private Tutor in London

I have always loved studying maths and physics and find tutoring in these subjects especially worthwhile. I tutor alongside studying; I am currently doing a PhD in aeronautics, working on simulation of wind turbines, at Imperial. I graduated with a first in Engineering Science from Oxford in 2019 where I came in the top 5% of my class and was awarded with the Head of Department's Prize for Excellent Performance. I have been tutoring in maths and sciences since I was at school and have been tutoring weekly for the past two years. I have experience helping students from ages 12+ to university level but am especially interested in helping with exam preparation and admissions tests for ages 16+.

Subjects I Teach

My Education & Qualifications

  • Imperial College London, 20192023
    Aeronautics (PhD):
  • University of Oxford, 20152019
    Engineering Science (MEng): 1st
  • School: Stephen Perse Foundation
    A levels: Maths (A*), Further Maths (A*), Physics (A*), Spanish (B).
    GCSEs: 11 A*.
    Arkwright Scholar

My Tutoring & Teaching Experience

I have experience tutoring ages 12-20 in maths and physics, ranging from exam preparation to extracurricular lessons. The bulk of my experience is with helping students ages 16+ with exam preparation, particularly with A-level/IB and the Oxford Physics Aptitude Test (PAT). Some previous jobs I have had are below.

Physics and Maths A-level and PAT preparation Twice weekly lessons with a US student aiming to take the PAT in October. Student requires full coverage of Physics and Maths to AS-level in order to close the gap between the US and UK syllabus as well as a focus on PAT style questions

Engineering Maths Weekly lessons over the summer to consolidate the maths content of a first-year engineering course. The student had a gap in their school education so struggled with the jump to university level in some of the maths topics

Maths SAT (US admissions) and IB Twice weekly lessons for 8 weeks before my students first SAT exam for US university admissions. Lessons were structured to cover the entire syllabus with practice questions for each topic. The parent and student were happy with the lessons and I continued with the student to help with IB maths.

Extracurricular Calculus, age 13 One-off sessions with a 13 year old aspiring physicist to improve his calculus and broaden his knowledge of the topics. The aim of the sessions was to be inspirational while giving a base of functions and differentiation.

Maths and Physics GCSE Weekly lessons led to my student achieving 4 marks off an A* in their GCSE P1 paper, their best science mark and a result they were extremely pleased with

Engineering Mentor One-off mentoring sessions at university level to advise on exam and revision tips, module choices, work experience and PhD applications

My Approach to Tutoring

I am an outgoing person and like my tutoring to reflect that, while at the same time taking student's progress seriously. It is important that complicated concepts are fully understood, rather than just teaching a set method; I work hard to explain each theory in a variety of ways until it is understood, while encouraging my students to ask questions throughout the tutorial. I understand each student may respond to best to different styles of tutoring. Often, it is important to build up a student’s confidence in the subject they are studying while also instilling a sense of enjoyment in their learning.

I believe doing is the best way to consolidate knowledge, so my tutorials are normally centred around practice questions. Questions also allow me to see areas which my student struggles most with and give me the opportunity to demonstrate the best techniques for an efficient solution. Depending on the requirements, I can supply additional work and questions for the student to do in their own time to further practice the concepts covered together.

I create a personalised lesson plan based on the student, their level and the desired outcome of the tutoring sessions. This ensures the student, their parent and I are in agreement about the aims of our sessions. I make sure to give regular feedback to the parent and student and update the plan as necessary.

Fun Facts About Me

My academic interests lie in computational fluid dynamics and I am continuing my studies with a PhD in the area. When I'm not studying, I like to keep busy. I box at university level, which involves training up to 10 times a week and was presented with a club full blue from Oxford at the end of the 2018/19 season. I am a keen skier; I did a ski season working as a chalet host before university and I try to go every year. I'm interested in music and have helped to run fundraising club nights in Oxford and I DJ regularly at different events. I love to travel and have visited parts of SE Asia and Central and South America as well as many countries in Europe. I also spent 10 weeks living in Chile, where I interned at an environmental engineering company and improved my Spanish.

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