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Hi, I’m Rhia and I tutor Physics, Chemistry, Calculus, Biology, Mathematics and Science.

I’m a second year student at UC, pursuing a Bachelor of Science majoring in Physics and Astronomy. I’ve finished my NCEA high school journey and I have great news from the other side: you can absolutely make it through. Chasing your academic goals can be hard work, but hold on tight - with motivation and determination, they really will be achievable and I would love to help you get there.

I recently graduated from Christchurch Girls’ High School with Excellence endorsements at all 3 Levels of NCEA, subject endorsements for Level 3 in Physics and Calculus and gained an NZ Scholarship in Physics. This academic journey is all too fresh: I know NCEA and I understand what’s needed to reach the grades you’re aiming for. I spent my last year of school acting as a school Prefect and teacher assistant for Level 2 Physics. More recently I have been working with the UC School of Physical and Chemical Sciences’ outreach program assisting at events like the UC Science Summer Camp. I have loved every second working alongside other students to explore the fascinating world of science and mathematics. 

For me, academic success is fuelled by a passion for theoretical physics - an enthusiasm for understanding the workings of the world around us. I believe this is the key to every student’s academic success: finding what motivates your goals and what passion you can focus on to guide and drive your studies. This is something I will work with students to identify and cultivate. 

I know from personal experience that it can be very easy to get lost in the world of memorisation of facts and steps. This outlook can make NCEA seem all the more daunting, but my approach is to focus on the development of concepts, understanding and growth within the subject - good grades will come as an extension of this. Remember that school should be about learning and growing, not getting every single E in NCEA.


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