Dr Daniel Pooley PhD - Physics
Dr Pooley holds undergraduate and doctoral degrees in Physics from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, where his research focused on the spectroscopic and photometric monitoring of star constellations. Prior to joining David Game in 2004, Dr Pooley worked as a private tutor and a visiting lecturer at the Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela. He is a keen astronomer, a Member of the Hampstead Scientific Society and a proficient web developer, skilled in a range of programming languages including C, Java and Fortran. Dr Pooley emphasises the experimental side of physics, which helps reinforce the theoretical side of the subject. His classes are always dynamic and engaging. Dr Pooley advises students on their university choices in physics and related subjects.
Dr Peter Stanley PhD - Chemistry and Biology
Dr Stanley holds a PhD in Biochemistry from University College London, an MSc in Pharmacology from Kings College and a Bachelors degree from Queen Mary, University of London. He lectured for several years at UCL and St George’s Medical School before joining the teaching staff of David Game in 1995 and has published widely in academic journals and the scientific press, with many of his articles written specifically for A Level Chemistry and Biology students. Dr Stanley is a Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Biochemical Society and the Society of Biology, and has conducted extensive research into coronary heart disease and human metabolism. As a teacher of Biology and Chemistry at David Game, Dr Stanley is keen to help his students draw connections between scientific concepts and to identify patterns between topics and across the scientific curriculum. He provides tailored tuition to students preparing to sit the BMAT and GAMSAT examinations and frequently conducts mock interviews with students applying for Medicine. Dr Stanley also acts as an internal examiner for the College’s University Foundation Programme and continues to pursue research in the field of astrobiology.
Zameer ul-Hassan MSc – Mathematics
A graduate of the prestigious University of the Punjab’s Centre for Advanced Studies in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Zameer ul-Hassan has twenty years of teaching experience. He worked for several years as Head of Papworth House at Karachi Grammar School, Pakistan’s leading independent institution, and has been with David Game since 2005. As a tutor, Mr ul-Hassan teaches his students to understand mathematical concepts and principles rather than simply how to solve equations and “do maths.” Motivated by a deep knowledge of and appreciation for his subject, Mr ul-Hassan inspires his students to perform consistently well in tests and examinations, with many going on to study at Oxbridge, Imperial College and the London School of Economics. Mr ul-Hassan is committed to the refinement of those teaching techniques which most benefit his students. Their success is his, and he is as proud of their academic achievements as he is of his own.