RHEA, STUDENT (ACHIEVED GRADE A*)
It is said that Physics is one of the most difficult subjects to study at A level, but through weekly online tuition with Steve, Physics became the subject I felt most confident and prepared for. Tutors like Steve are extremely difficult to come across and I am so grateful to have found someone who can support me through the Physics A level, and would highly recommend him to anyone who may be looking for support studying Physics. With his kind, friendly and helpful nature, I am sure anyone would benefit from tuition with Steve.
AZHARA, MOTHER OF STUDENT (June 2022)
Thank you so very much for your continued support and dedication whilst tutoring A level physics for my son. He has benefitted greatly during this time with you and this has been proven with his mock results being significantly better than predicted. It takes a talented tutor to work with a bright spark to carry them through to a higher grade, so we're thankful for your expertise, flexibility and professionalism. We look forward to seeing his final results (he was confident of a top grade) and we also look forward to you tutoring his younger brother in a few year's time!
Anna has gained so much confidence with her A :Level Physics study, and is able to digest the areas she was struggling to understand 4 weeks ago. Steve is adaptable with his approach and provides a friendly and encouraging style of tutoring. I would highly recommend.
STUDENT'S MUM (Feb 2023)
Steve did a great job preparing me for my A-level physics. Aiming for the A*, the topics we covered were explained clearly and in detail, and provided me with useful exam techniques. Every lesson was followed by a plethora of practice questions to help hone the content we covered in the tutorial. Overall I felt very well prepared for my exams and upon completion felt that I had achieved my target grade. Thanks Steve!
- SAM ASPIRING FOR A PLACE AT CAMBRIDGE (June 2022) - UPDATE: SAM ACHIEVED HIS PLACE AT CAMBRIDGE
My daughter wasn't confident with her physics, so we turned to Steve who helped her regain her confidence and her love for physics. I highly recommend Steve as he was brilliant and my daughter received A* in her A level mocks. She has just had the final A level paper and she said it was the best! Steve's inspiration even made her question her Uni choice - she may now switch to Physics :-) - A LEVEL STUDENT'S PARENT (June 2022)
I cannot rate Steve highly enough. Right from the start he understood the areas my son needed to focus on in his Pre-U Physics course. He really enjoyed his lessons with Steve, there was a great balance in approach and he made a massive difference to my son's confidence in his own ability. Steve's ability to explain very complex topics in a clear, student friendly format meant my son no longer panicked when presented with tricky questions. I would not hesitate to recommend Steve. - MOTHER OF PRE-U PHYSICS A LEVEL STUDENT (ACHIEVED DISTINCTION 2)
Steve worked with our school to support a group of Year 12 physics students. Our students found his sessions interactive and engaging, and they made very good progress in his capable hands. His methods for teaching online are sophisticated, and ensured all the students were given the opportunity to grapple with problems. Steve has excellent physics knowledge and is a highly able practitioner.
- DEPTUTY HEAD OF PRIVATE LONDON SCHOOL
Steve was absolutely fantastic as tutor. Over the course of year 13 Steve transformed my physics from a D prediction to me gaining an A in my final A-Level exam! Steve has a friendly approach to tuition and his enthusiasm for physics is infectious. Steve not only dramatically improved my knowledge and understanding for physics but also my confidence in my own ability to be able to recognise and successfully answer all types of questions. I cannot recommend Steve enough as a tutor! It's fair to say that my physics teacher was completely surprised when I got an A, haha! Thank you Steve. - CAMERON, A LEVEL PHYSICS STUDENT
Thank you very much for your continued support and dedication whilst tutoring A level physics for my son. He has benefitted greatly during this time with you and this has been proven with his mock results being significantly better than predicted. It takes a talented tutor to work with a bright spark to carry them through to a higher grade, so we're thankful for your expertise, flexibility and professionalism. We look forward to seeing his final results and we also look forward to you tutoring his younger brother in a few year's time!
- AZHARA, A LEVEL STUDENT'S MOTHER (June 2022)
Thank you so much for all your help and the support you've given our son. You've made a massive difference, giving him more confidence in his ability and he's clearly enjoyed your lessons, often baffling us with his knowledge at dinner afterwards!
- JOANNA, A LEVEL STUDENT'S MOTHER (June 2022)
Steve tutored my daughter for Physics A level. He was always well prepared and encouraging, making the sessions interesting and engaging. Steve was always on time and communication was excellent. He gave confidence and reassurance to my daughter. Highly recommended.
- SUSANNA, PARENT OF A LEVEL STUDENT (June 2022)
Mohamed got another A in his physics test. I'm so grateful you are Mohamed's teacher as he's making great improvements since you've started teaching him :) Thank you. - IGCSE STUDENT'S MOTHER (April 2022)
Steve has been great! He's helped me through IGCSEs to A-levels. He makes sure to clear any confusion I may have no matter how many questions I ask. Would definitely recommend. - RAMEEN, INTERNATIONAL STUDENT (May 2022)
Dear Steve, I achieved 92%, A* in my A level Physics. Thank you so much for your patience and expertise throughout 2020. Best regards,
- ELIJAH (studied in New Zealand, so one of the few to take exams in 2020)
Steve is wonderful! Exceptionally thorough tutor who knows the subject matter (A Level Physics) immensely, ensuring all information is covered. Makes sure you are only learning necessary information based on the mark scheme rather than everything. Steve is really pro-active with his lessons which are always tailored. Really can`t recommend enough. Absolutely fabulous!! [Sulaiman achieved A*] - IMRAN, PARENT
“Highly recommend Steve as an A level physics tutor. He’s enabled my daughter to get through her resits during her most doubtful days. Steve covered areas she wasn’t taught at school and she is now ready for her full syllabus exam. Steve gave her the best possible help in a short space of time. 100% the best tutor we could have asked for. Highly recommended.10/10” PARENT OF RESIT STUDENT, 2021
We were very lucky to find Steve. I was a bit dubious as to how remote teaching would work at first, but Steve immediately sent a tablet with which made it so easy and effective. My son really enjoyed his lessons with Steve and the results spoke for themselves - he got his predicted B in physics up to an A within 2 or 3 months and his classwork improved hugely. Steve`s a very personable teacher who teaches different ways of approaching physics and makes it very relevant for the student. I heartily recommend him. - GILLIAN, PARENT
“Hi Steve - as I know today was my son’s last session with you. I just wanted to say thank you so much for keeping him really engaged in his physics and for giving him what has been such valuable support in his retake preparation. He has come away from each of his lessons with you so much more enthusiastic about physics than he had been over the past year! Obviously we are not counting our chickens or anything and there is still one more paper tomorrow, but I am simply very grateful that you have kept him feeling positive and energised about revising for these retakes. He has come out of his last two papers feeling cautiously optimistic, and has made it quite clear that your tuition has made a big difference to his understanding and enjoyment of the topic. So for that, thank you very much!” - PARENT OF RESIT STUDENT, 2021
Just started working with Steve and very happy so far. Steve has lots of teaching experience and understands the syllabus and exam board content, which makes a big difference. Our daughter (studying Physics A-level) is happy that they focus the time on the most appropriate topics and really clarify any areas of misunderstanding. Steve provides very useful past-papers for our daughter to do between sessions, again so helpful to have these and go through them with an expert. The sessions are well planned and prepared in advance with use of interactive tablet (provided by Steve at no extra cost) to aid communication. These sessions will definitely make a difference to our daughter, and are already giving her more confidence to go for top grades. Just what we were looking for. - DR HELEN, PARENT
One word to sum up Steve’s teaching: fantastic. Steve’s experience at online tutoring not only makes it easy and practical to attend lessons, but also leaves plenty of scope for flexibility. He goes above and beyond in providing support, even to the extent of giving me tutorials during my hospital admission. His infectious enthusiasm for all things physics extends beyond what’s simply on the exam specification, and this shines through in lessons. Steve creates a safe space to make mistakes, and also ensures I never have to make them again with the thorough amount of extra resources he provides, and also through the fun and different example scenarios he creates to break down tricky concepts and make them clear. I would highly recommend his tutoring to anyone considering A level physics, whether you’re at a lost end with the subject or simply need top ups here and there. - LIZZIE, STUDENT - ACHIEVED A*
Steve is a really very experienced teacher of physics. My son has just started lessons with him. I have 7 children, my son the youngest and they have all gone into science careers. It is clear to me that Steve has really good teaching expertise. We are definitely continuing our lessons"
- YEAR 12 STUDENT'S PARENT
Hi Steve. Thanks for emailing - Anya had a fantastic tutorial yesterday and is buzzing! Thanks! She's looking forward to seeing you again next week. - ANYA, PARENT
Steve is an excellent tutor with a very broad knowledge of his subject area. He is absolutely amazing and has helped my daughter to flourish in her A Level revision. I would recommend Steve to anybody who struggles with Physics whether GCSE or A Level as his teaching method is tailored to fit the needs of the student. He works in a methodological way and does not start a new topic until the previous topic has been mastered and understood. Steve is worth every penny. I would definitely use him again in the future for my other daughter. Thank you so much Steve for all your help. - SHAZIA, PARENT
Steve is an exceptional tutor, who not only recovered my confidence in studying Physics, but made every lesson exciting and enjoyable. His passion for physics shined through in every lesson, and he has a way of explaining the most difficult concepts in the A level syllabus in the most memorable and easy to understand manner. The massive step up from GCSE physics to A level Physics was something I was not quite anticipating. However, through weekly lessons with Steve and continued support throughout the week from him sending addition exam style questions and resources to practice with, I managed to boost my grade from a B to an A* in my year 12 exams. - MAIA, STUDENT
非常荣幸，可以请到Steve老师给香港国际学校的小朋友们上科学课，我们是小组形式，三个班级，Steve老师根据三个年龄段小朋友的特点，结合自己的教学经验，把课上得生动有趣，课后还有PPT和作业，小朋友们可以说，学得开心，玩得开心。真心感谢Steve，一个很好的启蒙老师，一个认真负责的老师 - JENNY, HONG KONG
Steve is really friendly and immediately put my daughter at ease. My daughter really enjoyed the lessons and improved within a few weeks and got an A in her A level exam. - KELSEY, PARENT
Hello Steve. Gordon got a 6 on his end of year exam, which is really great!! Thanks for another great year – you have been absolutely fantastic with Gordon and the #1 reason why physics has been his favorite subject. - IB STUDENT'S PARENT
He did particularly well in igcse physics and got a grade 9!!! Thank you so much for all your help and support. It is very much appreciated.
IGCSE STUDENT'S PARENT
I got into Med School! Thanks so much for all your support. - AAEESHA, STUDENT
[Student] returned home from collecting his physics grade with an "ear to ear" smile! I was soooooooo excited I knocked down the coffee while jumping on him! So so proud of him and so thankful to you for doing such a fabulous work with him! It is an equal effort from both sides and I appreciate it tremendously! - IB STUDENT'S PARENT
Steve has been an amazing tutor for me during my A levels. He helped me in areas of physics I never thought I would understand even with my learning difficulties alongside. Steve made learning physics fun and interesting and has a way of teaching which helps you remember things that you have learned. I would totally recommend. Thank you! - AIDEN, STUDENT
Hi Steve, Hope you are well,
Nicole did fantastic in her last exams getting the highest mark an A she wanted an A* which does not exist in year 12 Physics at Langley :-)
So just a huge Thank you, her confidence has grown and it's all thanks to you.
So much appreciated.
Kind regards, ...
...Sorry Steve I just wanted to add as Nicole has just told me now that she got the highest mark for Physics in her year!!
How fantastic - YEAR 12 A LEVEL STUDENT'S PARENT
Good morning Steve. I meant to message you after the session to say thankyou to you. I can honestly say even after just one session you have rebuilt Dominic's confidence. He knows he's found someone who can really motivate and help him and he absolutely loved the session. I was so happy afterwards to see him smiling and happy again. It's been a difficult few weeks but I can see he's bouncing back. - GCSE RETAKE STUDENT'S PARENT
Hi Steve. Thought I`d let you know I got a B in my Physics which I`m so happy about (considering my "ambitious target" was a C/D) and got into the course I wanted. Thank you so much for the support, it really helped me out.- HAASIN, STUDENT
Steve is an excellent physics teacher. He has loads of interesting resources and amazing teaching skills, which helped me become more confident in Physics and go from a grade D to B at my last mock exam. I can`t thank him enough for all his help and support. I would definitely recommend him to anyone who needs help with Physics. - SOPHIA, STUDENT
Adam got a 9 in Physics IGCSE. We are so glad and appreciate all your kind support all of the time. We have confidence in his physics to continue to A level with your efforts. - YEAR 11 STUDENT'S PARENT
A grade A in physics. I got in to my first choice university so I`m happy! - LOTTIE, STUDENT
Thank you for all your help Steve. It's been a great ride and you helped me find my passion in physics - ALFIE A* STUDENT
She got an A in physics - we`re all in shock! Thanks so much for all your help tutoring, we`re convinced it made all the difference.- STUDENT'S PARENT
Massive thank you for all the help you’ve given me. I got soooo much better at physics and the better I got the more I enjoyed it! - TOM, STUDENT
Steve has been helping my daughter in her year 12 Physics course. She had lost her confidence and enjoyment of Physics. After just a few lessons with Steve she is back to enjoying it once again and her confidence returning. He makes it fun and interesting and is very thorough giving her work to practice after lessons. I highly recommend Steve! She is wanting a A* now in her final A level exams and feels confident now that she can achieve this. - STUDENT'S PARENT
Thank you very much for all of your time and support...I got a C in physics :). It was a pleasure to work with you and can`t thank you enough - ASAD (STUDENT), RETOOK PHYSICS A LEVEL HAVING FIRST RECEIVED A U GRADE. THE C GRADE SECURED HIM A HIGHER LEVEL APPRENTICESHIP WITH ROLLS ROYCE
Steve was my physics teacher back in secondary school and after every lesson I came away knowing and understanding more. He has a wealth of knowledge and his teaching is far from boring - playing a massive part in inspiring me to become an engineer today! - MATT, FORMER STUDENT
Steve did a wonderful job helping my daughter. He re-built her confidence in the subject. She even started enjoying it! - NICK, PARENT
B in physics, I`m really happy. Thankyou so much! - SARAH (STUDENT), WHO RECEIVED AN E GRADE IN HER MOCK PHYSICS A LEVEL BEFORE STARTING TUTORIALS
Everything went great. I got an 8 in physics. Thank you for all the help” - FATIMA, STUDENT
Hi Steve, it’s Lucy. I thought I’d update you on my situation I GOT AN A IN PHYSICS!!!! And will be attending Loughborough university at the end of September. Thank you for all the hard work you put in over the course! - LUCY, STUDENT
Thank you for all the help and support you have given me in Physics. I appreciate it so much! I wouldn’t be where I am today without you! - AAYRA, STUDENT
A lovely man with a very kind and caring nature , great teacher , if any one needs help with Physics he would be fun to learn with - KIM, STUDENT
Steve Newcombe started tutoring my son T around 6 months prior to his A level exams. At that time T was struggling; his morale and expectations were commensurately (and realistically) rather low. Over this period however Steve took T thoroughly and methodically through the entire A level Physics syllabus to the point where, come the exams, T found himself confidently equal to what was required of him to achieve a grade which 6 months earlier would have been beyond him.
Steve proved himself an inspiring and motivational tutor: unfailingly punctual, highly-organised, well-prepared, and extraordinarily generous with his time. His insistence on hard work and on completing set work on time quickly established the point that there is no short cut to a good grade in A level Physics. Consequently, and as he developed and improved T's grasp of the subject, Steve instilled in him a real understanding of the need for, and value of, focus, application, and discipline, thereby transforming his academic prospects and building up his general self-belief. T had always found Physics hard going but as Steve's regime started to pay off he began for the first time to enjoy getting to grips with, and on top of, the requirements and challenges of the syllabus.
T is not readily impressed by teachers, but he quickly developed real respect and affection for Steve. This close relationship was in my view the primary reason for the marked enhancement of T's academic skills and the equally noticeable improvement in his general self- confidence which emerged from what Steve rightly described as an adventure. With luck, and continuing hard work, T should go on to achieve solid academic success at university, to which Steve will have made the pivotal contribution. - KB OBE JP, PARENT AND JUSTICE OF THE PEACE MAGISTRATE