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Dr Tammy Humphrey

 Sydney - Carlingford

PhD qualified Physics teacher with 10 years experience

Sydney tutor in Physics

Service areas
Epping, North Rocks, Eastwood

(4 student reviews)

Fathoming Physics offers expert HSC, preliminary and physics olympiad tuition with Dr. Tammy Humphrey, an experienced PhD. qualified teacher. Tammy is a lecturer in physics teaching at the Australian Catholic University and has previously taught at a top selective high school. Lessons include all practicals required by the syllabus, extensive notes, structured revision as well as a high level of individual attention.

Students attending Fathoming Physics classes:

Learn the complete physics syllabus. Fathoming Physics is the only tuition provider in Sydney in which not just the theory, but also the practicals required by the syllabus are integrated into lessons. Numerous demonstrations and other hands-on activities increase student understanding and enjoyment of lessons, and prepare students for both theory and practical assessment tasks at school.

Enjoy personal attention. I genuinely care about all my students and am available to answer individual questions before or after class, as well as by email.

Feel less stressed, with structured, integrated revision. Each lesson's work is revised in class quizzes with exam-style questions at intervals of 1 week, 1 month, 1 term and 2 terms. Students also complete a weekly online multiple choice homework assignment which revises the material in the same sequence. This kind of revision allows students' understanding to develop and strengthen throughout the year. I guarantee that if you attend Fathoming Physics classes you will not need to cram before your physics exams!

Year 12 classes
- A two-day intensive to cover the first year 12 module will run in the second week of the October holidays. Please see my website for more details.
- Weekly Year 12 classes will begin in term 4 2019 (for those sitting the HSC in 2020). Please see my website for lesson times and days.

Year 11 classes
- Year 11 classes (for those in year 11 in 2020) will begin in term 4 2019. Please see my website for lesson times and days.

Physics olympiad classes - Most material for the August Physics Olympiad selection exam is covered in the year 11 classes. Additional classes to cover the small amount of remaining content are offered as required.
- For students attending (or likely to obtain an invitation to attend) the end of year selection camp I also offer lessons to cover the international physics olympiad syllabus.

Previous Fathoming Physics students have come 1st in HSC physics at selective schools and private schools, achieved ATARs of 99.95, and represented Australia at the Asian and International Physics olympiads.

Please visit for more detailed information on the structure of classes and to enrol.

Contact information: The best way to contact me is via direct email to or by phoning (04) 7364 5857. Please leave a message if you don't catch me (I have a 3 year old and two older children so am sometimes unable to answer the phone) and I will get back to you as soon as I can.



I teach physics teaching to pre-service teachers at the Australian Catholic University, and have previously worked as a specialist physics teacher at a local selective school. I have been teaching HSC physics and Physics Olympiad for 10 years.
Before teaching, I worked in physics research in Australia, as well as in the U.S. and Europe. My last academic appointment was as a Marie Curie Incoming International fellow at the University of Geneva.


I am a qualified secondary science teacher (Grad. Dip. Ed. from Macquarie University,
2007/8) and have a PhD and a 1st class honours degree in physics from the University
of New South Wales.


$80 (inc GST) per 2hr class.

Student Discount

Special Offer - First lesson free.

Working With Children Check

Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in New South Wales until 07-Apr-2024 (details available on request)




Joined Tutor Finder on 30-Jul-2009 (updated profile on 29-Mar-2020)
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  • Tutor's Place in Carlingford
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Physics (Secondary)

"I've been with Tammy for about 3 terms now, and the difference she has made in such a short time to my physics (and maths) and approach to study in general has been phenomenal. when i went to tammy physics was one of my poorer subjects and i was considering dropping it, but now it is my best and most certainly my favourite: her way of making sure you understand all the concepts properly has made physics for me something much more than just a regurgitation of memory. this kind of passion that she has given me for the subject is something i think is incredibly important to do well in a subject. tammy's lessons are extremely well prepared, she goes through all the stuff she plans to do with you before you get there so it runs smoothly. I understand most tutors just give you heaps of questions to do, tammy does heaps more: she writes and compiles notes and summaries that are incredibly useful."

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