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Witold
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Witold
« Explaining things in a visual way with interesting examples/comparisons comes to Kai naturally. Apart from having a really good understanding of physics and maths, he is very approachable and genuinely caring. Can definitely recommend! »
£17/h
1st lesson free!
Tutor profile verified
Response Time 5h
Lessons offered by Kai
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • At the tutor's house
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Maths
  • Physics
Levels
  • All Levels

Getting a grip on Physics and/or Math enhances so many aspects of life, let me assist in this process. From purely grades in school to understanding the world a little better.

Methodology

I am a believer that motivation is key to remember learned concepts and knowledge. Either the subject itself will feel more valuable through me showing you why, or the mere idea of improving your grades, improving and feeling more comfortable in school. Self reliance is absolutely important as I won't be there in the exams, so from day one we'd get you more confident in working independently.

Background

I am a Physics PhD and gave lessons to various age groups and backgrounds. Sometimes pupils can get unlucky with their teacher so it is a great opportunity to get somebody external to shine light onto the subject from a different side.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £15/h

Details

If more than 20min one way travel necessary, the fee increases slightly

Lessons offered by Kai
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
At the tutor's house
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Maths
  • Physics
Levels
  • All Levels

Kai's CV

Work experience
02/2015 – 06/2019 PhD in Physics, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh UK
Successfully prototyping laser traps capable of tomographical cell rotation, using PDMS micro manufacturing, laser cutting and beam-shaping of the laser light via polarisation control. Investigation of cellular mechanics via Optical Stretcher. Working in exiting interdisciplinary environment on complex scientific projects. The skills involved a high level of analytical thinking, project management, problem solving and creativity. Further, presenting on conferences and writing scientific reports.
02/2015 – 06/2019 Diploma in Physics, FAU Erlangen, Germany
Measuring the deformation field of Collagen Gels of different stiffness via Magnetic tweezing aided by fluorescent markers and confocal imaging.

09/2016 – 01/2017 Tutoring experimental laboratory Physics at Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, Tutoring the scientific background and conduct of laboratory techniques and supervising experiments of third year physics students.

02/2014 – 01/2015 Siemens EM EA PRO D 2 3, Nuremberg, Developer of test-automation for Power Automation Systems (Part time), scripting in C++, IT-organisation and administration

04/2012 – 07/2012 Tutoring material science at Lehrstuhl für Kristallographie und Strukturphysik FAU- Erlangen-Nuremberg

02/2011 – 12/2011 IISB-Fraunhofer Institut, Erlangen, Evaluation of layer thickness and profile of silicon based semi-conductors via XRD-measurements, Health and safety evaluation

01/2004 – 12/2010 PS Parkhaus Service Nürnberg GmbH, Nuremberg
Coordination & surveillance of 8 parking lots, reparations of cash machines and gates & cashier
Volunteering
04/2016 – 12/2018 Scientific outreach (around Edinburgh, Scotland) Presenting science to the public

04/2013 – 12/2013 Teaching Aikido (Martial art) to school kids in the Monastery School Münsterschwarzach (Egbert-Gymnasium, Germany)

03/2012 – 07/2013 History for everyone, Nuremberg, Guiding of tourists in Nuremberg
Education
02/2015 – 02/2019 PhD in Physics, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Thesis: Trapped between two beams - higher order laser mode manipulation for cell rotation”
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10/2006 – 09/2013 Diploma/ Masters in Physics Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nuremberg
Focus: Investigating material properties of the bio material collagen
Diploma thesis: “Lokale Eigenschaften von Kollagen“ – Entwicklung und Verifizierung von Semi- Affinen- Materialmodell mithilfe Bildgebender Verfahren (Grade: 1,3)
02/2010 – 07/2010 Studies abroad in Santander (Erasmus), North-Spain
Physics lectures mostly in Spanish, living in a new cultural environment

List of publications
Optomechanical measurement of the role of lamins in whole cell deformability
T Kolb, J Kraxner, K Skodzek, M Haug, D Crawford, KK Maaß, KE Aifantis, ...
Journal of biophotonics 10 (12), 1657-1664


Three-dimensional force microscopy of cells in biopolymer networks
J Steinwachs, C Metzner, K Skodzek, N Lang, I Thievessen, C Mark
Nature methods 13 (2), 171

Biphasic response of cell invasion to matrix stiffness in three-dimensional biopolymer networks
NR Lang, K Skodzek, S Hurst, A Mainka, J Steinwachs, J Schneider
Acta biomaterialia 13, 61-67

Effects of matrix stiffness and steric hindrance on cell migration in 3D
N Lang, K Skodzek, S Hurst, A Mainka, B Fabry
Molecular Biology of the cell 24
Conference presentations

SCOTTISH MICROSCOPY GROUP SYMPOSIA 2016

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PhotonEX 2015

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Training

ESRIC Super-Resolution Microscopy Summer School 2016
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Metall workshop (CNC Fräsen etc.)

Lasercutting von PMMA

Laser safety

Cleanroom

Tissue culture
Skills & languages
MS-Office, Labview, Latex, Matlab, Adobe Illustrator, FEM, WinCC, Auto CAD German/English: bilingual
Spanish: advanced
French: beginner
Hobbies
Climbing & Mountaineering, Yoga
Aikido Japanese martial art (1.Dan)
Philosophy

Reviews on Kai
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1 recommendation

Witold

Explaining things in a visual way with interesting examples/comparisons comes to Kai naturally. Apart from having a really good understanding of physics and maths, he is very approachable and genuinely caring. Can definitely recommend!

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