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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. 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 and assist with advice about assessment tasks before and 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
- Year 12 classes will begin in term 4 2019 (for those sitting the HSC in 2020). My 2019 HSC class is now full.

Year 11 classes
- Year 11 classes (for those in year 11 in 2020) will begin in January 2020.

Physics olympiad classes - Most material for the August Physics Olympiad selection exam is covered in the year 11 classes. Additional classes to cover the remaining content are offers as required.
- For students attending 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 am at school during the day, and 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 work as a physics teacher at a local selective school and 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 16-Mar-2019)
Tutoring Location
  • Tutor's Place in Carlingford
  • Group Tuition


Physics (Secondary)

"Success=chance+opportunity+effort. Finding Tammy was some very lucky chance for my son. Tammy ought to be rated one in a million as a teacher. Not only does she know more than she needs to the topics she teaches, she is capable of teaching the concepts in a logical and interesting way that few teachers in her area can. Her plans and preparations for each lesson are more than expected, and are impressive. Tammy makes learning fun and desirable for interested and motivated students. Above all, she is a genuine, pleasant and down to earth person. And what a great team she has with her husband who is equally amazing! Thank you Tammy and Dave. I trust you will be setting many lucky students on their paths to a bright future."

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