- Hourly rate £10
- Response Time 14h
- Number of students 19
1st lesson free!
Cardiff-based PhD student physicist/engineer offering lessons in physics and maths.
- By webcam
About the lesson
I'm particularly well-geared towards students who recognise that they are having trouble understanding a particlar concept or method in their work.
When a tutee comes to me with a problem, I like to break it down as far as necessary to help understanding. In particular, I often find analogies and demonstrations work well to make things clear. If necessary, I can also provide simplified versions of a problem, not complicated by other factors.
Once they have a basic understanding, I find it works well to let students try to continue on their own, as they can usually pick up further details on their own, though I can supervise and correct any mistakes made later.
- Other sciences
- A Level
Currently I am working towards my PhD in Cardiff University's Department of Engineering, developing a single photon source for use in quantum computing as part of a UK Research Council initiative.
I recently obtained a master's degree in physics (1st-class, hons.). My course projects included working on gravitational wave detection methods with LIGO and simulating orbital trajectories for Venus-Earth Lithopanspermia (working under the researchers who recently detected phosphine in Venus's atmosphere).
Back at A-Level, alongside Physics, I studied Mathematics, Further Mathematics, English Language and Literature.
I've now tutored a number of students online, and I have plenty of other experience in teaching people of a wide range of ages. This has included teaching ICT skills to adults, helping young musicians with their music theory courses, and even leading skill lessons as a camp counsellor in the United States. During outreach sessions at my university, I have also led physics experiments (eg. identifying metals using X-ray fluorescence) with prospective students.
Perfect! Matt is a really good, professional and reliable tutor. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for tutor with great teaching qualities.
Excellent! He is patient
Perfect! Very kind, committed and most of all he is happy to help.
- Matt's response : Martha was a great student to work with. She was great at communicating her efforts with her work, listening, and picked up help easily.
For the future, I particularly recommend continuing to practise regularly using physical/mathematical formulae (eg. p=mv) to become more familiar with applying them to different situations, like calculating units. If you can think in terms of these equations, it becomes a lot easier to mathematically describe the physical examples used in questions.
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Matt is my son and has also been employed in our family business which is a village store. He has always excelled at Maths and Science. He is very patient and understanding. Whilst at school, his Maths teacher made use of his skills to assist students who who were struggling. In our current business, he has helped customers with IT issues and they have commented on how patient and helpful he is. Whilst at school, he was a member of our local town band and assisted with teaching the younger members their music theory.
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- 5h: £45
- 10h: £80
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