Class times, Fees and Refunds
Class times 2020
Year 11 2020 classes will begin with an intensive covering Module 1 (Kinematics). This will run on Saturday 25th January, from 8:30am to 3:30pm (first 3 lessons) and on Monday 27th January 8:30am to 12:45pm (last 2 lessons). Please bring your lunch on the Saturday and a snack for morning tea on the Monday. The cost will be the cost of five 2hr lessons (5 x $80 = $400). For new students the price will be reduced by $80 (to $320) to give students the equivalent of their “first lesson free”.
Year 11 term 1 classes covering the second module “Dynamics” will run on Saturday mornings, 8:30-10:30am and Wednesday evenings (5:30-7:30pm) starting week 1. There is the possibility of an after school class on either Wednesdays or Thursdays if there was sufficient student interest.
Year 12 term 1 classes covering the seventh module “The Nature of Light”, will run on Saturday mornings (10:45-12:45pm), Friday afternoons (3:30-5:30pm) and Friday evenings (5:40-7:40pm).
Important notice for year 12 students beginning term 1 2020:
The term 1 year 12 classes will begin in the week prior to week 1. The three available lesson times for this week only will be Friday 24th Jan 5:40-7:40pm, Saturday 25th Jan 5:30-7:30pm and Monday 27th Jan 5:30-7:30pm. From week 1 the lessons will revert back to the usual times.
Advanced Physics Olympiad
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.
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.