Senior (Year 6-9) Astronomy
Humans have always looked up at the stars and wondered the meaning of the strange and unearthly bodies they could see suspended in the heavens. Over time as our technology and understanding has advanced, we have come to know that Earth is only a small part of a vibrant and exciting universe full of wonders.
In this course we will examine how our ideas of the universe have changed over the centuries and what technology and techniques we used in this process. We will look at how our solar system was formed and the diverse array of planets, dwarf planets and moons that can be found within the solar system. We will look at how our sun was formed and what processes fuel it, as well as its eventual fate. We will also learn about the life cycle of larger more powerful stars and how they end their existence as hyper-dense neutron stars or mysterious black holes.
Junior (Year 3-5) Astronomy
Space is a mysterious place full of wonder and adventure and we’re only just beginning to explore it. In this course your child will learn about the planets and moons in our solar system. They will learn about how astronauts were able to walk on the moon and how they will soon be returning. They will learn about the ways we have learned about our universe including telescopes, rockets and even robots.
09:00-10:00, Monday 3rd Jan-Friday-7th Jan. Juniors (Yr 3-5)
10:30-11:30, Monday 3rd Jan-Friday-7th Jan. Seniors (Yr 6-9)
I graduated from Imperial College with a Masters in experimental neuroscience and also hold a degree in robotics. As a secondary trained teacher, I have over seven years of tuition and teaching experience following the achievement of his PGCE from the Institute of Education UCL. Most recently, I worked in the Senior Science Department of a top independent senior school in central London.
I am a patient teacher who have worked with children of varying abilities with the objective of giving them the confidence to apply themselves to subjects which they may have found difficult in the past. I have a friendly, understanding disposition which puts the student at ease and this helps to make their lessons something to look forward to, rather than a chore.
I enjoy hiking in the country on the weekends and, as a scientist, I am fascinated by anything to do with outer space. I also enjoy the more creative and athletic sides of my hobbies, as I like to draw and am also a keen runner.