Martin M.

Martin M.

£20 - £22 /hr

H100 General Engineering (Integrated Masters) - Durham University

1 completed lesson

About me

I am both an engineer and an outdoors enthusiast, with a love of solving problems and a desire to understand my subject to the greatest extent possible. Engineering is simply the act of turning scientific theory into a practical solution for any technical problem - in essence, I study the point where maths meets physics. As such, I spend much of my daily life learning as much as I can about both subjects, so I have a deep understanding of both. Studying engineering allows me to learn why our...

I am both an engineer and an outdoors enthusiast, with a love of solving problems and a desire to understand my subject to the greatest extent possible. Engineering is simply the act of turning scientific theory into a practical solution for any technical problem - in essence, I study the point where maths meets physics. As such, I spend much of my daily life learning as much as I can about both subjects, so I have a deep understanding of both. Studying engineering allows me to learn why our world exists as it does - which is something that throughout my school career I did not get to do. I was regularly told simply to 'accept' a statement from a teacher or textbook without learning why that statement is true. I prefer to teach the 'why' of my subjects to students, to help them understand instead of simply knowing. If you truly understand the fundamentals of a subject, then no problem will be too tough for you, regardless of the scale or complexity of it.

Outside of academics, I enjoy the great outdoors, and in particular, kayaking. I regularly lead river trips with my university club, where I often find myself in the teaching role once more. However, instead of polynomials and mechanics, I teach staying upright and keeping warm!

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About my sessions

Unlike traditional teaching styles, I prefer not to stick with a super strict schedule.

Before any lesson, we would discuss which topics you would like to cover during the lesson. I would also ask you to bring along any problems that you have had difficulty with. Then, I would tailor a handful of long questions to your ability, and bring them along to the lesson. We would work through these problems together, with high levels of guidance to begin with, and then less as you progress with...

Unlike traditional teaching styles, I prefer not to stick with a super strict schedule.

Before any lesson, we would discuss which topics you would like to cover during the lesson. I would also ask you to bring along any problems that you have had difficulty with. Then, I would tailor a handful of long questions to your ability, and bring them along to the lesson. We would work through these problems together, with high levels of guidance to begin with, and then less as you progress within the topic. Eventually, we would come to a difficult problem that will require a out-of-the-box thinking, to show you how otherwise tricky problems can be solved. At any point during the lesson, we would go over any content you had brought with you. None of the above is set in stone, however: students are encouraged to ask questions and interact at any point.

Ultimately, I'm not aiming to get students to answer 'x' number of exam questions per lesson. I measure progress by your ability to tackle unseen, difficult questions, and get them right. As such, all I ask for is a willingness to learn, and the patience to stick with tricky problems. I've always found that if you can answer the hardest questions an exam could ask, you are setting yourself up for success, so my job is to build students to the point that they can tackle such problems. There's little that is more satisfying - or productive - than finally getting that tricky question right.

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
MathsA-levelA*
Further MathematicsA-levelA
PhysicsA-levelA
ChemistryA-levelA
Extended Project QualificationA-levelA

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
MathsA Level£22 /hr
PhysicsA Level£22 /hr
MathsGCSE£20 /hr
PhysicsGCSE£20 /hr
PythonMentoring£22 /hr

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