Aatmaj has been tutoring for about two years now and he loves teaching with new perspective. It was very common for his students to describe his methods as: “Learning from Aatmaj was very different to how I got taught at school, he actually helped concepts stick in my head long-term.”
Never having scored less than 100% on his Physics tests and A+ on all assignments – Aatmaj’s performance and teaching standard can be directly translatable through the scores of his students. “Starting classes with Aatmaj after my first test, helped boost my SAT average from B+ to A+. This played a substantial factor in making my ATAR competitive for medicine.”
Closely knitting the student’s competence to the way Aatmaj structures his lesson plans has helped generate a total of 7 A+’s and 4 merits in Physics in his two years of experience as a tutor. Not just efficacy in tutoring – Aatmaj provides guidance and mentorship when climbing the learning curve. He teaches ways to incorporate healthy and consistent study habits into lesson plans and even independent study.
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.