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Our Physics Tutors:

Matthew Rumley

Matthew Rumley

Subjects Offered: Physics

Past Student Testimonials:

Matthew's Tutoring Experience:

Matthew is passionate about applying his broad skillset within academia and education in assisting students score truely impressive SACE results. He has extensive experience in working one-on-one with students to meet their academic goals, as well as larger group workshops.

He has a passion for guiding young adults through the intricate and complex world of physics, helping them to intuit solutions to problems and develop the mathematical toolkit that unlocks high-level engagement in the physical sciences.

His adaptable teaching style challenges students to push themselves and their understanding to expose their misconceptions and build a better framework for critical and evaluative thinking.

Throughout his tutoring sessions he also aims to highlight to students the potential areas of growth in the field and where further study will integrate with the current material.

He is also currently applying his advanced skills in Mathematics in developing a comprehensive Online Course for high-achieving students. 

About Matthew:

Academic:

  • Graduated with a 99.80 raw ATAR from Thomas More College in 2018, simultaneously completing his Year 11 and 12 studies.
  • Achieved Dux of Physics, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics, Music – Composing and Arranging, and Music – Musicianship at TMC
  • Completed a Bachelor of Science (Advanced) at the University of Adelaide in 2021, majoring in Theoretical Physics, with a GPA of 6.85.
  • Completed 3 years of University-level Mathematics and Physics, achieving the Faculty of Sciences Outstanding Academic Achievement Award in all 3.
  • Awarded membership into the Golden Key International Honour Society in my first year.
  • Is currently undertaking an Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science at the University of Adelaide.
  • Currently enrolled in Theoretical and Mathematical Physics courses ranging from Gauge Field Theory and Quantum Electrodynamics to General Relativity and Differential Geometry.
 

Interests / Hobbies:

  • Loves musical theatre and conducts the cast and orchestra of amateur shows across Adelaide.
  • Reads both fiction and non-fiction in his spare time for relaxation.
  • Enjoys travelling and camping around Australia.
  • Likes to compose and arrange music.
  • Plays a wide array of instruments including piano, double bass, clarinet, and saxophone.

Vatsal Bhutak​

Vatsal Bhutak

Subjects Offered: Physics

Past Student Testimonials:

Vatsal's Tutoring Experience:

Over the past year, Vatsal has been tutoring students one-on-one to help them achieve their desired goals. Vatsal has a passion for teaching and finds it fulfilling to assist students who were previously struggling with a concept develop a high-level understanding. He is able to consistently achieve this through prompting students to develop the concept themselves from the “ground-up”; believing in the importance of grasping the ‘building blocks’ that contribute to complex ideas. 

Whether you are looking to improve your physics grade or need that extra guidance, Vatsal has helped numerous students boost their grades and unlock their true potential.

About Vatsal:

Academic:

  • Graduated in 2021 from Roma Mitchell Secondary College with an ATAR of 99.7.
  • Achieved the Physics and English DUX for 2021.
  • Currently studying Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Adelaide with plans of majoring in Aerospace Engineering.
  • One of three students selected from South Australia to receive work experience from space companies at Lot 14.

Interests / Hobbies:

  • Enjoys working out in his spare time.
  • Play video games with friends.
  • Learning about how things work in the real world through videos (Real Engineering and Veritasium fan)
  • Play a range of sports competitively or for leisure.

Sandra Cornell

Sandra Cornell

Subjects Offered: Physics

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Sandra's Tutoring Experience:

Sandra is a South Australian registered teacher with 23 years of experience teaching SACE Yr 11 & 12 Physics.

She has experience as a Physics Subject Advisor, Stage 2 Physics exam marker and moderator and for the SACE board. She is also a published author of the Essentials Stage 2 Physics and Exam Pack.

Sandra’s Yr 12 Physics students have been highly successful with 82% achieving in the A grade band. 10 of her Yr 12 students have been awarded A+ Merits, the highest possible subject result, in the past 19 years.

Sandra has had many years of experience tutoring Yr 8 – 12 students in Physics Mathematics. She is now focusing on tutoring rather than teaching in schools since the closure of Eynesbury Senior College, the school she taught at in 2004 – 2021.

Sandra strongly believes that teaching is about assisting students to understand concepts, problem-solve and think logically and critically. She feels that too many Physics and Mathematics students think that to achieve highly they have to memorise copious amounts of theory and equations that they do not understand.

She has observed that her students are far more successful and find studying much more enjoyable and satisfying when they are able to understand the underlying concepts at a deep level. Sandra uses many different teaching methods to facilitate this including the use of models, analogies and computer simulations. She encourages students to ask ‘why’ and ‘how’ questions rather than just seek facts or rigid procedures to follow.

About Sandra:

Academic:

  • University of South Australia
    • Bachelor of Science majoring in Physics and Mathematics
      • Dean’s Merit List
    • Diploma of Education

Interests / Hobbies:

  • Watching Physics & Mathematics YouTube videos
  • Sci Fi books and TV shows
  • Dancing
  • Jogging and Walking with my granpuppy (my son’s dog)

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