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Mia H
Tutor in Tufnell Park, North London

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£50.00 / hour

Engaging, Caring, Experienced, Highly Qualified Tutor

I recently finished my PhD in Theoretical Physics at Imperial College London, where I carried out research in String Theory, an exciting subject at the forefront of particle physics. I have hundreds of hours of experience tutoring physics and maths.

My style as a tutor is to build up an intuitive understanding of the subject through clear explanations and strengthen the confidence of students, equipping them with both the technical skills and the self-belief required to reach their goals.

I love tutoring and I care very deeply about my tutees. I have a talent for explaining things, as demonstrated by the various prizes I have won for academic talks about my work. Of course, as a scientist, I have true passion and enthusiasm for maths and physics, which lets me really bring out how fun, exciting and profound these subjects are. Anyone can gain a deep understanding of such technical subjects, as long as they are given the right guidance and lucid explanations that start from the basics. This deeper understanding is a great thing in its own right, and ultimately leads to exam success.

I am flexible as to how sessions are spent, depending on the needs of the tutee. My experience tutoring has given me an appreciation for the importance of tailoring my lessons to suit each individual's needs and to work with them on strategies to achieve particular objectives.
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Reviews and References

There are 5 reviews or references for Mia.

Written by Christopher B

Mia Hughes

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.
Subject:
Physics
Outcome:
A grade in Physics AS Level
Written by Isobel N

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.
Subject:
Physics
Outcome:
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
Written by Simon N

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!
Subject:
Physics
Outcome:
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.
Written by Jay Y

Great Start!

A very promising start - thanks Mia.
Subject:
Physics (A-Level)
Outcome:
Next lesson being booked
Written by Jay Y

A Very Good Start Indeed!

An excellent tutor with five star academic credentials and an empathetic approach to teaching.
Subject:
Physics (A-Level)
Outcome:
Carrying on until A levels are completed!

Education and Qualifications

Mia's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
Imperial College London
Degree
Physics with Theoretical Physics
Grade
First Class Honours
Institution
Imperial College London
Degree
PhD
Grade
N/A (research degree)

School

Institution
Bosworth Community College, Leicester
A Levels
x3
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  • - Physics
    A
  • - Mathematics
    A
  • - Further Mathematics
    A
Institution
AS Levels
x4
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  • - Physics
    A
  • - Maths
    A
  • - Further Maths
    A
  • - Chemistry
    A
Institution
GCSEs
x9
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  • - Science
    A*
  • - Maths
    A*
  • - History
    A*
  • - French
    A*
  • - English Language
    A*
  • - Media
    A*
  • - Electronics
    A*
  • - German
    A
  • - English Literature
    A

Prizes and Scholarships

– New Talents Award (July 2014): Awarded for best theoretical physics talk at the International School of Subnuclear Physics, Ettore Majorana Foundation and Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice – prize awarded by Nobel Laureate Gerard T’Hooft
– Julian Schwinger Diploma (July 2014): Awarded for overall contribution to the conference, also at the International School of Subnuclear Physics, Erice
– Physics Postgraduate Research Symposium Prize (June 2013): Awarded for best overall poster at the symposium, Imperial College London
– Best Poster Title Prize (June 2013): Awarded for the best poster title at the College-wide Graduate School Symposium, Imperial College London
– Science and Technology Facilities Council PhD Scholarship (September 2011)
– Tyndall Prize (July 2011): Awarded for best theoretical physics Masters thesis at Imperial College London
– Award For Physics In My Name (July 2007): After I left for University, my school named an award in my honour, which I return each year to present to exceptional students in Physics. This also involves outreach as I give short talks about my research.

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