Sam Kirkwood – STEM nerd and UNSW physics/computer science student helping you understand and enjoy science and maths
Hello there! It’s nice to meet you.
I can help you with:
| Mathematics | Science | Physics | Biology |
A little bit about me
I am in my fourth year of studying Advanced Science (Honours) and Computer Science at UNSW. I major in physics and love all things STEM. I think there is a wonderful *click* moment where science and maths go from being a confusing set of rules to a new way of thinking – and I want to help everyone have that lightbulb moment.
A little more about me – next year I will be starting an astrophysics honours project. Not quite rocket science, but nearly! I have helped run first year physics tutorials at UNSW, and have also volunteered as a science peer mentor for first year UNSW students – so explaining tricky concepts is something I can do.
I graduated dux of my high school in 2015, and since then have achieved high results in my university courses. As a physics major, I have taken many maths and science courses and am very comfortable with the topics covered in the high school and HSC syllabuses.
Why learn with me?
| Online tutoring | In-person tutoring @ UNSW campus | Focus on practice problems and understanding, not just repeating |
I’m sure I can help you out with whatever barriers are stopping you from achieving your best in your STEM subjects.
When it comes to maths and science, I think that being told about a topic can only get you so far. You learn best by doing, not by reading or watching – so I make sure all of my students get plenty of practice at solving problems. I also aim to be friendly and approachable to all of my students so that they always feel comfortable asking me questions. I struggled in high school when I felt I couldn’t approach a teacher, so I strive to make sure that this is not the case with my students!
I provide students with:
- Helpful explanations of difficult concepts tailored to each student – everyone learns differently
- Pictures and diagrams used to explain ideas wherever possible
- Homework given at the end of each session to reinforce key points – reviewed at the start of each session
- Practice, practice, practice!
- Mathematics (years 7-10, advanced, extension 1 & extension 2)
- Science (years 7-10)
- Physics (years 11-12)
- Biology (years 11-12)
MY LOCATION, COSTS AND AVAILABILITY!
I primarily offer online tutoring – using online tools to best engage students in digital learning.
I also offer face-to-face tutoring at the UNSW Kensington campus.
Individual lessons: $45/hr
Group lesson (2 students): $35/hr
Group lesson (3 students): $30/hr
Monday – Wednesday: 3pm – 8pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
(These times are flexible – send me an email and I’ll do my best to work around your schedule).
I hope to see you soon!