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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)

"What more could be said about Tammy apart from these ratings? Tammy's teaching style is unmatched when it comes to mastering both the HSC and Australian Science Olympiad for Physics. Her systematic, methodical approach to tackling each respective syllabus ensures that students are equipped with a deeper level of knowledge and understanding. This enables adept perception and interpretation of even deceptive, often confusing questions. A special point to note is her balanced focus on theoretical and practical components of each course. Never have I seen someone so committed to provide such a whole-rounded, genuine scope to learning. The practicals are amazing; something I could never even wish to experience at school. The amount of time, effort and attention-to-detail she has placed into this particular aspect is something that I can't thank her enough for. Tammy is, most importantly, one of the most passionate and caring person I have met. Reflecting on my time spent learning from her, I realise that I have often failed to treasure her perseverance in helping me understand difficult concepts and problems. She always seems to make it so relatable, yet broadens what I know both in breadth and depth. Thank you, Tammy. I have been blessed to have found you and I hope you will continue to bless the students around you with your talent, integrity and generosity."

Kevin Y    
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