Great Physicists: An Introduction

Intermediate Level Course

Tutorials: 5

Length of Each Tutorial: 1 Hour

Recommended Age: 13-18

Course Summary: There is no better way to get a head start in preparation for a physics degree, than to explore the life and work of the greatest minds in the history of the field. This fun and intellectually stimulating course uses five famous physicists as jumping-off points for interactive tutorials with one of Canis Major’s top science tutors, who studied Philosophy of Physics at the University of Oxford.

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What You Receive

5 One-on-one Tutorials

with an Expert Tutor

Interactive and Engaging Exercises and Prompts for Further Study

Lesson Recap Booklet to Save or Print

Report Card with Personal Appraisal from Tutor 


Course Details

Tutors:​ This course is designed and taught by Mr. Benjamin Graves, one of Canis Major’s top science tutors who achieved a masters degree in Philosophy of Physics from the University of Oxford and has helped many students achieve their full potential in science and maths-related exams.

Course Outline: 

Tutorial 1: Galileo

Tutorial 2: Newton

Tutorial 3: Maxwell

Tutorial 4: Einstein

Tutorial 5: Hawking

Fees: £350

How it Works

  1. Get in touch (below) and let us know which course you are interested in

  2. We will put you in touch with the tutor(s), to schedule the hours of the course around a timetable that is convenient for you.

  3. Your tutor is paid directly through bank transfer*

  4. Tutorials are completed

  5. Student receives an e-certificate and report card

*please note that course fees must be paid in full before the second tutorial has been completed after which refunds cannot be given.

This course is intended to expand a student’s understanding of the topic, cultivate crucial academic skills, and serve as a demonstration of their commitment to learning and capacity for autodidactic study. It is thus the ideal complement to a university application; it cannot be substituted for any necessary element of an application, but it may enhance a student’s overall portfolio. The tutor’s comments in the personalised report received upon completion of the course may be used as references or quotes in an application process.

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