Megan N.

Natural Sciences in Maths and Physics (Masters) - Durham University

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About me

Hi, I’m Eleanor. I graduated from Durham with first class honours in Maths and Physics in 2018 and I loved it. So much so, I am now going into my second year of study for a PhD at Warwick University in particle physics. Studying both subjects at Durham gave me the best of both worlds since I could never decide which subject I preferred.

 

I can totally understand how stressful exams can be; I still get extremely nervous before my exams and have done since I started my GCSEs. However, I have learnt how to manage this and turn it into something positive to motivate me to work to do as well as I can each time. It has taken a few attempts to get it right and I’ve had advice from many different people, but it’s about finding what works best for you and I hope that I can offer some insight and ideas for that, as well as helping with the subject matter itself.

 

Applying to university is also a very daunting prospect but a very exciting one! I decided to take a gap year before continuing my studies and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience of working full time, as it was very different to working academically and I then felt ready to get back into my studies. I also tutored maths and physics during this year and I really enjoyed helping my students study and prepare for their A-level and GCSE exams.

About my sessions

The most important thing about my sessions is that I want to help my students with whatever they are struggling with, and so I like to let them have a lot of input into how we structure the sessions. Everybody will have different areas that they struggle with so I think it is very important that each session is tailored specifically to each student. For every session, I will have one or two aims that we will be working towards and, depending on what works best for each student, a few different ways of approaching it. I like to use a lot of example questions, especially for maths, as I have found in the past that the best way to learn is to do questions. I also like my sessions to be as interactive as possible.

 

One of the best ways to learn is to just ask questions and I am always happy to explain something in several different ways as often it just takes a new perspective in order to get a grasp on something. There are also so many different techniques for learning and revising and again, finding something that suits you is important, so during the sessions I am very happy to suggest different ideas to practice and also to try different things myself to make it easier for my students! I’m always learning as well and will take on board any advice, positive or negative, to improve my sessions and help my students as much as possible.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
Maths A-level (A2)A*
Further MathematicsA-level (A2)A
ChemistryA-level (A2)A
TSA Uni admission test PASS
PhysicsA-level (A2)A*

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