Mia tutored my daughter towards her AS level in Physics in summer 2015. My daughter was struggling to grasp underlying concepts and Mia was able to provide the deeper understanding and helped make sense of what my daughter was covering at school. My daughter's test scores and her confidence improved and she went on to gain an A grade in the AS exam (before Mia she got a B in her mock); she is now going on to Physics A level (having previously intended to drop the subject). I would say Mia's strengths are her ability to explain key concepts, to support learning and build confidence, particularly for female students. Mia is patient, kind and takes a real interest in her student's progress.
A grade in Physics AS Level
Invaluable support and encouragement
Unification is a MSc level course about the Standard Model and the Lie Algebra and Group Theory behind it. It is generally considered a difficult course, and requires a great deal of commitment, since there is a lot of new notation, new theory and new techniques. The problem sheets are therefore an essential part of the course.
Mia's role as Teaching Assistant required her to mark the problem sheets and then run a problem class to go through the solutions. She also produced printed solutions which were clear and easily understandable.
The quality of Mia's feedback was above and beyond anything I have encountered before. She conveyed huge enthusiasm for the subject, and was able to create an emotional connection with the students such that I felt encouraged to persevere with the questions long after I would normally have given up. Her marking was detailed and she went to great effort to show where things had begun to go wrong.
The problem classes were not only useful, but also enjoyable. The high level of the topic meant that some of the questions Mia was asked were extremely subtle, and potentially beyond the understanding of students at the beginning of their fourth year. However, her clear explanations and ability to relate incomprehensible questions to more familiar situations helped us enormously.
I achieved an A* in Unification - which corresponds to 95-100%. However, far more importantly, the familiarity that I gained with complex material and the learning skills that I developed by immersing
The best tutor I've had at Imperial College.
Mia was tutoring me for a Masters-level course called "Unification".
Unification is notorious for being one of the most difficult courses in the Physics degree at Imperial College, both due to its large scope, and the complexity of the content.
I remember walking away from the lectures confused and overwhelmed. However the tutorials with Mia were a tremendous help to understand Unification. From the way she tutored, I could see that she had thought about the concepts extensively and was thus able to express them in a very concise and understandable manner. If Mia can make an advanced Masters course on deep theoretical aspect of Physics simple, I can only imagine what she can do with more basic subjects!
Thanks to Mia's tutoring, I was able to achieve a high grade in the course, which in turn was crucial in securing the PhD position that I wanted.
A very promising start - thanks Mia.
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A Very Good Start Indeed!
An excellent tutor with five star academic credentials and an empathetic approach to teaching.
Carrying on until A levels are completed!
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An excellent tutor
Mia has great expertise in her subject and in teaching. She has inspired my daughter with confidence and makes the subject interesting. She is reliable, confident and empathetic.
Advanced Maths (A-Level)