Class times, Fees and Refunds

Class times

Year 12 (2020) classes will begin in the October holidays with a 2 day intensive to cover the first module, “Advanced Mechanics”. The intensive will run on Tuesday 8th (9am-4pm) and Thursday 10th (9am-4pm). A repeat of these classes will run on Wednesday 9th and Friday 11th.  The cost will be $480 (the equivalent of six 2 hour lessons at $80 each) with a $80 discount for new students (the equivalent of having the first lesson free).

Year 12 (2020) term classes covering the second module “Electromagnetism”, will begin in Term 4 2019 and run Saturday mornings (10:45-12:45pm), Friday afternoons (3:30-5:30pm) and Friday evenings (5:40-7:40pm).

Year 11/beginning olympiad (2020) term classes will begin in Term 4 2019 and run Saturday mornings (8:30-10:30am) and Wednesday (5:30-7:30pm). 

Advanced Olympiad (2020) classes (for which year 11 physics and calculus are assumed knowledge) will begin in Term 1 2020 and run on Thursday evenings (6:30-8:30pm).

Fees for weekly classes during term

Fathoming physics classes are $80 (incl. GST) per 2 hour lesson.

Fees are paid in advance at the beginning of each term. New students are welcome to attend a free trial lesson.

Refund policy

If students wish to discontinue tuition I always refund any unused term fees.

Occasionally students are sick, or have unavoidable commitments which mean they must miss a lesson. Students are welcome to attend a lesson at an alternate time to make up the class. If this is not possible I will do my best to help students catch up by supplying the material they missed and answering any questions they may have about it.

Please be aware that I do not provide refunds for individual missed lessons.

How many students are there in each class?

There is a maximum of 12 students in each class.

Policy on Depth Studies and other take home assignments

I am more than happy to discuss the physics involved in depth studies and assignments in a general way with my students to assist them in their understanding of the concepts and ideas involved, but will not provide written feedback on students’ drafts (i.e. tell them what to write) or assistance that would contravene NESA’s “All my own work” policy. NESA has provided guidance on what is considered appropriate assistance from tutors here: https://educationstandards.nsw.edu.au/wps/portal/nesa/11-12/hsc/hsc-all-my-own-work/working-with-others/assistance-from-others

Child protection/Health and safety

Child Protection Issues

I hold a current working with children clearance (Check number: WWC0346784E). I can provide the extra information required for online verification upon parent request.

Other Health and safety issues

Students with medical conditions that they believe I should be aware of (in particular students with an action plan for allergies or asthma) can notify me of these using the space provided when they register.

Fathoming Physics

HSC physics and Physics Olympiad tutoring with Dr. Tammy Humphrey, a PhD qualified physics teacher with a decade of experience teaching gifted students. Classes include all practical work as well as all theoretical work required by the new HSC physics syllabus.

94B Baker St, Carlingford NSW 2118