About Stephen McAndrew

Stephen is a former teacher who now spends his time tutoring, finishing his PhD thesis, using his telescope when the night sky is clear and walking. He lives at North Ryde with his wife and a library of books on Physics and Mathematics.


Master of Arts, MA,  (University of Sydney) in Applied Mathematics
Master of Science, MSc, (University of New South Wales) in Physics
Doctor of Philosophy, final semester candidate, PhD, (Macquarie University) in Physics
Diploma of Education, Dip Ed, (University of Sydney) in Mathematics teaching
Chartered Physicist, CPhys, (Institute of Physics United Kingdom)
Member of the Institute of Physics United Kingdom, MInstP
Member of the Australian Institute of Physics, MAIP
Accredited Member of the Australian Mathematical Society, MAustMS
Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society London, FRAS


I have had 39 years of experience in independent schools teaching Physics and Mathematics in Sydney and A Level Physics in London and have vast experience at marking examination papers at a senior level. I am a current IB Physics examiner in HL paper 2, and a Cambridge International Education Assessment specialist. I also prepare students for the Oxford University Physics Aptitude Test (PAT).


I am currently working towards the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Macquarie University. I also make astrometric observations of comets and near Earth asteroids which are published under observatory code 423 North Ryde by the International Astronomical Union in the Minor Planet Circulars. Details of my research can be found at the Physics and Astronomy home page.

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