Nurturing Independent Learners
Brisbane tutor in Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Algebra, Calculus, Creative Writing, Engineering, Essay Writing, Mandarin, Further Maths, Maths Methods, Statistics, IB Physics SL/HL, Physics Essay, EEI Report and Journal Writing and
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To get A and even A-plus through weekly tutoring from a teacher with experiences of over 30 years.
I started teaching Physics in universities in the 1980s, obtained PhD in Physics. I have made several original contributions to electron and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy and independently designed and built a portable Dynamic Nuclear Polarization instrument.
Many students have become successful in their careers internationally, such as Prof Zhang who has published several papers in Physics Review Letters. e.g. 104, 08971(2010) and 103. 186402 (2009). My professional and international experiences over the past 30 years are unique for helping young students who wish to enter into Science, Medicine and Engineering.
Physics is essential for studying Mathematics and Chemistry. In fact, by just studying kinematics, you would be able to master Calculus; by just studying Quantum Mechanics, you could master linear algebra, including matrix, and vector; by just studying Atomic Physics and Thermodynamics, you could reduce Chemistry into some descriptive naming games. It would be much more challenging to go the other way around. For example, "oxidation", "reduction", "anion", and "cation" would sound either meaningless or misleading if you have known the Bohr atomic model. In fact, enthalpy doesn't equal to the heat absorbed except for an isobaric process.
If you just need to know how to solve problems, that's fine, although you only access a fraction of my resources accumulated. Ideally, you are a junior student who wish to strategically study Maths and Physics driven by your intelligence development. For senior students, I can also provide just-in-time training and advice to enable you to be get high marks and become an independent learner before you enter a university.
I am good at teaching you how to build up connections among Physics, Maths and Chemistry, such as linear algebra and Quantum mechanics, atomic physics and chemistry, group theory and the standard model, discrete and continuous functions, which will enable you to master these subjects quickly.
In Brisbane, I have tutored students from public schools, boy/girl grammar/private schools, QA, and university students in QUT and QU. I don't use a particular textbook. Instead, I design lecture note for each student based on his or her profile and potential. If you are writing your thesis, or a paper to be published in a specialist journal, then you can ask me for help.
Not only have I taught Physics at all levels, but also I have been a senior researcher and consultant in several interdisciplinary fields and made some original contributions to the theory, experiment, and instrumentation of electron and nuclear spin resonance. If you are interested in such hot research areas as medical imaging and quantum entanglement, you could have a short-cut to get there by asking me.
I believe no child is incapable of mastering high-school Physics and Mathematics. As it is unlikely for all kids to be properly taught at school en masse, I think the traditional one-to-one tuition at home will prevail in the 21st century.
I have taught and tutored many students with contrasting backgrounds and different expectations. As a result, I have developed a numbers of methodologies to cater to their individual needs, such as how to review Physics in a few days and master Survival Analysis in two weeks. By observing how a student solves a few problems, I am able to identify what related basic skills need to be improved.
It is noticed that many students who have experienced all sorts of difficulties in Years 11-12 usually had failed in building related foundations in their junior high years. Unfortunately, the current syllabus does not allow students to strategically develop the related skills and systematical background knowledge. I have been teaching students Physics and Maths as early as Year 7. Some of them have mastered calculus in Year 10.
In many a school, Physics is taught by merely demonstrating how to solve problems numerically without explaining how the original ideas and theories had been developed and what kinds of difficulties the physicists had been experienced. I have helped many students to understand concepts and reveal the relations among seemly irrelevant formulae and ideas. In this way, my students have entered universities with both in-depth understanding and wider horizon in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. (Why also in Chemistry? Because Chemistry is based on Physics: rate equation, atomic physics, quantum mechanics, gas law, and some basic thermodynamics such as enthalpy and entropy. )
Some highlights in my recent tutoring experiences includes: (i) Applying mathematical knowledge to formulate ideas and models in physics; (ii) Enabling a medical graduate to prepare for a Physics examination in Europe in one month from scratch; (iii) Enabling a QU student to obtain high mark in his ODE examination; (iv) Helping a master-degree student to study inferential statistics.
Recently Tutored Courses in addition to IB and Australian High School.
*Physics (Centrale Commissie Voorteen Natuurkunde)
*Statistics (Master Degree, UCQ)
*Magnetic Resonance Imaging: k-space, relaxation times (University of Queensland)
*Ordinary Differential Equations: (University of Queensland)
*Solid State Physics: Energy-band theory and quantum statistics.
*Quantum Mechanics: Atoms with two electrons
*Reliability Theory: Weibull Distribution (Master Degree, QUT)
*Thermodynamics: Thermal Transfer (Master Degree, University of Queensland)
Apart from my teaching experience, I have worked in many interdisciplinary fields. I had studied drug-DNA binding sites in the presence of metal ions, such as Cu(II); free radicals in irradiated food stuffs, HIV-membrane interaction, and high-temperature superconductors. Using my expertise in microwave technologies, I had independently developed several new instruments for research and medical imaging.
Recently, I have helped a student of a grammar school in preparing for International Young Physicist's Tournament on behalf of Australia.
In passing, I have met/tutored students who asked me for help at the last moment before an assignment is due. Although some emergency treatments are available, it is strongly recommended that some "early symptoms" be identified.
I graduated from SCNU in China with BSc, majored in Physics and Physics Teaching. I also obtained PhD in Physics from Monash University. Part of my PhD Thesis has been adopted for teaching postgraduate students in SUNY, USA. I am one of invited authors to write a Handbook on magnetic resonance spectroscopy for researchers in the field. For more information about my background, click the website in CONTACT.
To be worked out based on subject, level and distance. e.g. Senior Level Physics+Maths+Theory of Chemistry $100 for 1.5 h; University Subjects $200 for 1.5h; $10 travel cost applied for 1 h tuition.
Special Offer - Online or phone tuition at $25 per hour.
Joined Tutor Finder on 11-Apr-2016 (updated profile on 15-Feb-2019)