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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.

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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 08-Feb-2021)
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."

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