I believe there is no, and there should not be, a unique method to teach. As learning is very personal so should teaching be more based on the students' needs. In teaching maths and physics, I have always found helpful for students to explain even abstract concepts by beginning with concrete examples: I often base the content of a lesson on useful exercises. Usually, in my classes or during private tutoring, I start off the teaching hour summing up with a few bullet points what the students have been learning so far, I then highlight what will the topic of the day be, and while I explain things I like to interact directly with students, ask them to solve little exercises or answer simple questions.
I am a theoretical physicist pursuing a PhD in mathematics. I have a wide experience of teaching to late high school and university level students, both private and in groups. During the first three years of my PhD I have been a teaching associate for probability, calculus I and II, differential equations, and dynamical systems.
Current - PhD Research Student - Queen Mary University of London (UK) - Research on large deviation methods in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, with Dr. Rosemary J. Harris.
Aug 2019 - Sep 2019 - Visiting PhD student - Laboratoire J. A. Dieudonne - Nice (FR) - Working with Dr. Raphael Chetrite on fluctuation properties of self-interacting diffusion from level 2.5 large deviations. Presented a seminar.
Sep 2018 - Apr 2019 - QuIPS organizer - Queen Mary University of London (UK) - Organizing a weekly seminar for PhD students in the school of mathematical sciences.
May - Jul 2017- Visiting master student - SISSA - Trieste (IT) - Under supervision of Prof. Andrea Gambassi. Completed my master thesis project and presented a seminar.
Feb - Mar 2017 - Visiting master student - NITheP - Stellenbosch (SA) - Working with Dr. Hugo Touchette on large deviation properties of random walks on random graphs. Presented a seminar.
Dec 2015 - now - Science journalist for children 8-12 - PLaNCK! magazine - associazione accatagliato - Writing scientific articles for a science magazine for children 8-12.
2019-2020 - Teaching assistant of 'Introduction to probability' and 'Introduction to computer programming', and demonstrator of 'Chaos and fractals' at Queen Mary University of London. Private tutor for 'Graph theory'.
2018-2019 - Teaching assistant of 'Calculus II', and demonstrator of 'Introduction to differential equations' at Queen Mary University of London. Private tutor for 'Introduction to differential geometry'.
2017-2018 - Teaching assistant of 'Calculus II', and demonstrator of 'Introduction to probability' at Queen Mary University of London. Private tutor for 'Combinatorics'.
2014-2020 - Private tutor for physics related subjects (Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Electromagnetism,...).
Sep 2016--Jul 2017 - M2 in Theoretical physics of complex systems - Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris (FR) - Part of the international master program of Physics of complex systems.
Oct 2015--Jul 2017 - MSc in Physics of complex systems - Politecnico di Torino, SISSA, ICTP (IT) - Thesis: 'Large deviations of random walks on random graphs', supervisors: Dr. Hugo Touchette and Dr. Luca Dall'Asta. Score: 110/110.
2012--2015 - Bachelor degree in Physics - Università degli studi di Padova (IT) - Thesis: 'Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and large deviation theory', supervisors: Prof. Attilio Stella and Prof. Marco Baiesi. Score: 104/110.
2009--2012 - Bachelor degree in Biotechnology - Università degli studi di Padova (IT) - Thesis: 'The diffusion differential equation and applications to the Brownian motion', supervisor: Prof. Riccardo Colpi. Score: 110/110 cum laude.
2004--2009 - Scientific diploma - ITI Liceo Enrico Fermi - Mantova (IT) - Score: 90/100.
Italian - Mother tongue
English - Full professional proficiency
French - Very fluent
Portuguese - Entry level
Advanced - Python, Mathematica, LaTeX
Intermediate - C++, Fortran
Basic - MatLab, Java
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Francesco is good tutor. Learning with him is a great experience because he manages to give the good examples to help me understand and also explains the issues clearly.
Francesco is a friend of mine. We met when he was still studying physics at Uni. Already back then he was really passionate with both learning physics and maths, and teaching them. I was a computer science student at that time and he helped me out with my first year courses of physics and calculus. He is really patient and he always tries to find an intuitive way to explain concepts, even the tougher ones!
I deeply recommend it to anyone who wants to understand/learn more about quantitative sciences. Whether this will be for passing a university exam or just for passion, Francesco is the good one to support you with your plans.
Francesco has been tutoring me for over 2 years now throughout my Bachelor in Mathematics. He helped me with various modules such as Differential Geometry and Complex Networks. Im very very pleased with the quality of lessons and his teaching style. Hes always very well prepared and has in depth knowledge of the topics. Also hes a really nice guy and fun to work with.
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