Class times, Fees and Refunds
Class times term 4 2021 and for 2022
2022 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, including practical work. This will run on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of January, 8:30-1pm each day (two 2hr lessons with a half-hour break in-between). A final lesson on module 1 will run in the first week of term 1. The cost of the intensive is $240 for new students (4 x $80 per lesson = $320, with a discount of $80 as the first lesson is free).
Term 1 classes covering module 2 will run on Friday evenings (5-7pm) with a repeat on Saturday mornings, 8:30am-10:30am.
Lessons run on Saturday mornings, 11-1pm and Thursday afternoons 5-7pm. In term 4 2021 we will cover the second HSC module, Electromagnetism.
Advanced Physics Olympiad
I will not be running an advanced physics olympiad class in 2022 (I have too many other jobs this year!), but anticipate running it again in 2023.
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. 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.
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.