Class times, Fees and Refunds
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.
Class times term 4 2022 and for 2023
Please see the Year 11 page for current class times
Please see the year 12 page for current class times
The intermediate and advanced Olympiad classed are for students who have already completed year 11 physics. The intermediate class covers additional topics and harder questions to prepare students for the Australian Physics Olympiad selection exam in August and the advanced class is calculus-based and covers the material required to represent Australia at the International Physics Olympiad (the equivalent of first year university physics).
Please see the Physics Olympiad page for current class times.
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. 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?
There is a maximum of 12 students in each class, including any students online (occasionally an additional student may attend if they need to catch up a class they missed at another time).
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.