Dr Sian

Dr Sian

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Qualified Science teacher and experienced tutor with a PhD in Atmospheric Physics from Imperial College London

About

Dr Sian is a qualified Science teacher and experienced private tutor. She has a Master’s in Physics and a PhD in Atmospheric Physics from Imperial College London, as well as experience working as a secondary school teacher in London. Dr Sian has designed and led undergraduate courses for students on topics including Communicating Science and Energy and Climate Change, as well as supporting postgraduate students with dissertations, data analysis and research projects. She has also supported school-level students with Mathematics and Science tuition, many of whom have gone on to study Physics and Maths at some of the best universities in the UK, including Oxbridge. Dr Sian is passionate about making sure her students feel engaged, supported and interested in their subjects and are prepared for higher level study.

Attended:

Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine

Experience

Prior to starting my PhD I worked as a secondary school science teacher in London, and I have maintained my passion for education throughout my time as a research scientist. I have designed and led undergraduate courses for students on the topics of communicating science and energy and climate change as well as tutoring Maths and Science students .

In tutorials I take the approach of breaking down problems, building on your existing knowledge and making sure that you know how to answer questions to get the maximum marks from examiners. I aim to make my students feel as engaged, supported and interested as possible - I understand first-hand how daunting the feeling of being left-behind can be.

My previous students have gone on to study Physics and Mathematics at some of the best institutions in the country, including Oxbridge and Bristol, some from a starting point of getting Ds and Es.

Students I have supported with postgraduate work have also had very successful projects awarded high marks. I have particular experience in supporting postgraduate students with data analysis using R, Matlab and Python as well as focusing research questions and support with dissertations.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Atmospheric Physics (Imperial College London)
  • MSci in Physics (Imperial College London & EPFL, Switzerland)
  • PGCE in Secondary Science Education (King's College London)

Skills

MathematicsA LevelUndergraduateGCSEProfessional QualificationCommon Entrance
StatisticsA LevelUndergraduatePhDGCSEProfessional Qualification
Further MathsA Level
MATLABUndergraduatePhDLecturerProfessional Qualification
PythonUndergraduatePhDMaster's
Aeronautical EngineeringUndergraduate
Mechanical engineeringUndergraduate
PhysicsA LevelUndergraduatePhDGCSEProfessional QualificationCommon Entrance
R ProgrammingUndergraduatePhDMaster'sProfessional Qualification
Environmental ScienceA LevelUndergraduatePhDGCSEProfessional Qualification
General Maths & ScienceA LevelGCSECommon EntranceKey Stage 3
GeographyA LevelUndergraduatePhDGCSEProfessional QualificationInternational Baccalaureate
Natural SciencesUndergraduatePhDMaster'sCommon Entrance
PGCEMaster'sLecturerProfessional Qualification