Class times, Fees and Refunds
Class times 2020
2021 Year 11 classes will begin with a 2 day intensive in the week before school resumes in January to cover (most of) the first module of year 11. The two options for students to attend are Thurs 21st/Fri 22nd Jan OR Mon 25th/Tues 26th Jan (or a combination of one day from each session). The first day of the intensive will cover the first two lessons of the module and run from 8:30am to 1pm, the second day will cover the next two lessons and will run from 8:30am to 1pm.
The cost of the intensive is $320 (5 lessons @$80 = $400, -$80 as the first lesson is free for new students)
Term time classes will then run on Thursday evenings (4:30-6:30pm) with a repeat on Saturday mornings, 10:45am-12:45pm, beginning Thursday 28th January and Saturday 30th January respectively.
Lessons run on Saturday mornings, 8:30-10:30am, Wednesday afternoons (4:30-6:30pm) and Friday afternoons 4:45-6:45pm. In term 1 2021 we will cover the third HSC module, Light.
Advanced Physics Olympiad
New Advanced Olympiad class beginning in term 1 of 2021 will 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 and missed lesson policy
If students wish to discontinue tuition I always refund any unused term fees.
If students are unwell or are not able to attend a lesson for another reason, students can participate in their class via zoom or alternatively watch a zoom recording of the class afterwards (they just need to let me know prior to the class so I make sure I set up zoom for the class). Students are also welcome to attend a lesson at an alternate time to make up the class (subject to space in the class during COVID restrictions). If none of the above work, 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?
During the COVID restrictions there is a maximum of 9 students attending face-to-face in the class to allow me to meet the 4m^2 per person space requirements. All students are seated at least 1.5m apart in the 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.