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Mr John White

 Brisbane - Everton Hills

Specialist Physics Tuition for the Queensland year 11/12 syllabus

Brisbane tutor in Physics

Service areas

(22 student reviews)

Service Areas:
Brisbane northside for traditional 1-to-1 tuition.
Online available throughout Queensland.

* Registered teacher in Queensland
* marker for Queensland External physics exam 2020, 2021, 2022
* 30+ years experience teaching senior Physics at a large independent school in Brisbane's inner western suburbs.
* 10 years as head of Physics 2008-2018
* 7 years as district panel member for Physics
* 20+ years conducting private and small group tuition sessions * Full understanding of requirements of new Queensland syllabus.

As a long-time teacher of Physics I have seen and helped students over a number of characteristic problems. These include problems relating to understanding physics concepts and theories, reading and comprehending the "stem" of a problem, maths problems and experimental data analysis techniques. I specialise in teaching more advanced methodologies such as developing high-order problem-solving strategies, and learning how to construct responses to written problems involving explanations and application of physics principles. Mastering all of the above is the key to mastering Physics. In the process, my experience is that students will see their abilities and confidence grow, and will start to see how the skills they are learning via Physics translate into improving their performance in other subject areas as well. This is how Physics can help you learn for life.

The resources that are available to my students are multiple worksheets on all topics, notes on topics that require particular insight, multiple tests to assess understanding of each topic studied, worksheets on all aspects of experimental design and analysis methods, as well as Review sheets that serve as continuous revision of all topics covered to prevent the need for large-scale revision prior to the final exam.

For students wanting lessons online, this is done using Zoom which allows face-to-face video and the use of a shared whiteboard we can both type/write on. The service I offer will include correcting and checking over work you submit to me to me during the week (regardless of whether it is given to you by your school or me). I would also expect an email from you during the week if an issue comes up in class you do not understand. If we can sort out the problem with a quick email reply, that prevents the problem getting worse the next day at school.

There is more to success in Physics than just plugging numbers into an equation. The school-based assessment tasks (data test, experimental design and analysis task, and research essay), as well as the external exam, will demand this. Contact me if you need help to improve your results and excel in this subject.



30+ years both as a teacher and as an in-school tutor


Bachelor of Science (Hons)
Dip. Ed.


$80 per hour

Working With Children Check

Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in Queensland until 30-Nov--0001 (details available on request)




Joined Tutor Finder on 22-May-2020 (updated profile on 28-Nov-2023)
Tutoring Location
  • Online Tutoring
  • Tutor's Place in Everton Hills
  • Private Tuition


Physics (Secondary)

"I would like to thank you, Mr White. The main reason that I found the exam to be easy is because I knew the theory behind the questions and hence how to approach it, which is because of your help, the revision worksheets, and the data test type questions practise. Last year, before we started our lessons, I got poor results in my end of year exam and assignments and I frankly didn't like physics. Looking over this year, everything has changed. Thanks for helping me throughout the year and responding to my annoying questions. Thanks for giving me valuable feedback on my assignments even if that meant that we had to have a make-shift lesson at 11pm at night. There are so many things that I would like to thank you for but ultimately, thanks for making me enjoy a subject that I thought I would hate."

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