Experience the best teaching from a qualified and experienced teacher with top-notch facilities for 1:1 teaching in a classroom and laboratory. Our teaching aids include visualisers, smartboards, and experiments for GCSE and A Level to aid understanding. We take electronic notes for students and send them straight to their phones using a Wacom Cintiq tablet, ensuring easy access to materials. Additionally, we have a vast electronic resource of hundreds of exam papers, including many not normally available to students. We offer both in-person and online teaching options from our TV studio, making learning accessible and convenient for all.
Philip M Russell BSc. PGCE, MCCT, MInstP.
With over 40 years of teaching experience, I am a qualified and experienced Chartered Teacher. Throughout my career, I have taught in 11-18 schools, served as a Head of Department, worked in FE colleges for 16 years, and been a University Lecturer at two Universities. Beyond teaching, I am also a Film Maker, Broadcaster, and Presenter. I run my own weekly Climate Podcast and host an extensive Science YouTube Channel. Despite my diverse interests, my passion remains rooted in science and education.
In my spare time I am learning to sail
1 hour per week - up to 10 students online. Covering the whole syllabus in a year
Mondays Chemistry GSCE
Tuesdays Physics GCSE
Wednesdays Biology GCSE
Thursdays Maths GCSE
£25 per session per student per week
From one of our TV Studios Paul takes you through the whole syllabus with demos, exercises and exam practice.
Computing understanding Boolean logic gates. We created an adder using some logic software and turning tumbles, as well as creating the circuit using a BBC Microbit controlling physical chips to light LEDs - at this scale, a computer chip would be miles across.
Which candle will go out first when we put the beaker on top? Is it the volume of the stacking candles making the flame go out, or is it the height? Height made a difference. The high candle always went out first with the same volume used up. Why might that be? All big problems for year 8 chemistry.
Using the @Pascoscientific drop counter with the Chemistry sensor, the pH sensor, and the temperature sensor to determine the changes when an Acid reacts with an Alkali.
Getting in plenty of Maths Practice. The best way to improve at Maths is to do lots of practice. I have many papers that go back over 40 years, although some of my A-level students struggle with the oldest O-level papers.
The Laplace apparatus is an excellent start to electromagnetism. Plug in, and the rod moves. Why is the question? The answer is to motivate students to look up and learn about a topic as we get started. And it always seems to work even for the reluctant.
The students are learning to sterilise, make and pour their own plates, ready to pour a culture of bacteria that they can then test with different concentrations of natural antiseptics such as mint and garlic.
My first Network was at British Shipbuilders teaching on BBC B computers with an Econet Network. Controlling screens and all controlled by a Second Processor Unit on the Master computer.
The student set up. A good faster computer i7 with 32Gb RAM, a large disk, a Wacom Tablet screen with Pen, and a monitor. A couple of calculators, one graphic, the other a standard calculator, and access to hundreds of experiments and scientific equipment.
Electrolysis is a complex subject, and it is important to understand working out which substance will appear at which electrode and why. Relating reactivity series and electronegativity to real-world examples.
The @pascoscientific wireless pH sensor is great for both Biology and chemistry. The sensor can easily be used out in the field measuring river samples connected to an iPad with Sparkvue.
Long gone are the days of penalising careless and untidy work - until you get into business.
Determining the velocity of waves in a ripple tank using a phone to capture the wavelength and the videoing in slow-mo with a clock timer in the background to determine the number of waves passing a point per second.