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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 teaches physics at a local 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. You will not need to cram before your physics exams!

Year 12 classes:
Year 12 classes begin with a 2 day intensive in the Sep/Oct holidays covering the first module of year 12 (Advanced Mechanics). Term 4 lessons continue with the second HSC module (Electromagnetism). The 3rd and 4th year 12 modules are covered in terms 1 and 2.
Please see my website for up to date information on lesson times and days.

Year 11 classes:
Year 11 classes begin with a 1.5 day intensive in the week prior to school starting which will cover the first module of year 11. Term 1 lessons will begin with module 2. Please see my website for up to date information on 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 who hope to attend the end of year selection camp I also offer an advanced class which covers the material for the camp (the equivalent of first year university physics)

Past students have achieved state ranks in HSC physics (in 2018 and 2019) and have represented Australia at the Asian and International Physics Olympiads (2011, 2016, 2019, with a number of students attending the selection camp in January 2020, and one student in 2021).

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 am a physics teacher at a local selective high 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.

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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 31-Jan-2022)
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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