Chelsea's Roost : Home of Steve Smith Tuition

Providing help with Maths, Physics, building guitars, knitting, and more...

Chelsea's Roost : Home of Steve Smith Tuition

The purpose of this site is to provide access to Maths and Physics A-level resources that I would like to use in supporting my students.

Have a browse. You might find something interesting.

Latest News

March 10, 2017

Explain Question in Physics

I've finally got around to completing the document that tries to help those of you doing Physics that have problems answering the explain-type questions.

January 31, 2017

How to Learn Stuff

Here's something you might find useful: notes on learning how to learn. It covers the evidence for and against various learning strategies, and provides you with all the strategies you need to be a successful learner.

March 11, 2016

Mortgages

I've added a new page today: the Tuition -> Maths -> Sequences and Series Page. I've just written a document outlining how to calculate mortgage payments, which only uses geometric series.

Mathematical Model of a Guitar String

I've created a Research Page, which is where I think this should now reside!

March 7, 2016

Diplomacy

I've added a new page today: the Games Page. At present just to hold stuff that I discover and develop about the wonderful game of Diplomacy.

Mathematical Model of a Guitar String

Not quite sure where to put this. Should it go in with the guitars, or in the physics? At present, you can find it in Music -> Guitars -> Guitar String Model.

March 6, 2016

The Integration Process

Two new documents have been added to try and explain how to do integrations!

Integration by Substitution

This document has been updated.

January 14, 2016

Integration by Substituion

A new document has been added to try and explain how integration by substitution works.

April 16, 2015

Fields

New documents attempting to bring together important ideas about gravitational and electric fields, and lots of example questions to test you.

Waves

A new document explaining phase, phase difference and path difference in waves.

August 5, 2014

Baby Hats, Recipes, Guitars, Amps and Pickups

Loads of new stuff going in today!

June 19, 2014

Disintegration

I've finally got around to recording this!

March 22, 2014

I Just Can't Do Trigonometry

The latest song...!

October 26, 2013

Function Transformations

I've written a couple of documents about function transformations that you can find under Maths Tuition.

May 18, 2013

Past Paper Questions

There are now past paper questions available for Radioactivity, Specific Heat Capacity and Thermodynamics. All questions come from previous syllabi, but are relevant to today's courses. The answers are more than just mark-scheme answers. The idea is that I provide detailed explanations of how to answer the questions.

May 15, 2013

Past Paper Questions

There are now past paper questions available for Heat Engines, Nuclear Physics and Particle Physics. All questions come from previous syllabi, but are relevant to today's courses. The answers are more than just mark-scheme answers. The idea is that I provide detailed explanations of how to answer the questions.

May 13, 2013

Past Paper Questions

There are now past paper questions available for Fields, Gas Laws, Gravitation and Materials. All questions come from previous syllabi, but are relevant to today's courses. The answers are more than just mark-scheme answers. The idea is that I provide detailed explanations of how to answer the questions.

May 11, 2013

Past Paper Questions

There are now past paper questions available for Atomic Physics (AS and A2), Capacitors, Circular Motion and SHM, Electric Fields, Electricity, Electromagnetism and Momentum and Newton's Laws. All questions come from previous syllabi, but are relevant to today's courses. The answers are more than just mark-scheme answers. The idea is that I provide detailed explanations of how to answer the questions.

April 30, 2013

Magic Tricks

I've recorded a song of mine called 'Magic Tricks'. Check it out!

April 6, 2013

Edexcel Past Papers

There are now packs of past papers for Edexcel modules D1, D2, FP1 and FP2.

Guitar Pictures

I've now figured out a way of displaying pictures of my guitars in little galleries.

March 25, 2013

Edexcel Past Papers

There are now packs of past papers for Edexcel modules C1-C4, M1, M2 and S1.

March 20, 2013

Updated Menu System

I've improved the menu system so that we now have a drop-down menu structure.

Maths Past Papers

There is now a Maths Past Papers page. Currently, there is not much in it, but...

February 22, 2013

Waves Animations

Superposition of Waves and String Harmonics animations are now available.

February 21, 2013

Site Up!

The site is now up and running. The first material to be added is the Tabular Method of doing Integration by Parts.



You can find this in Maths: Integration

Students

This site is mainly aimed at my students...

Parents

...but I'll be including information in the site that will be of interest to parents of my current students, and also parents interested in enlisting my help for their child.

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