|Subject||Age/level and price|
Degree - £40
Ages 17 - 18 - £40
Adult Education - £40
Advanced - £40 - 60min
|Oxford||Engineering Science||Bachelor||First (Top)|
Hello! I'm a university senior lecturer, and I've been involved in engineering research and university lecturing for three decades. I've taught UG and PG courses including dynamics, control, electricity, mathematics. Also, aircraft performance and atmospheric fixed- and rotary-wing, and space flight dynamics: yes: rocket engineering (it is not "science"!), which is really interesting, and not as difficult as you might think.)
I've always been passionate about maths, mechanics, and engineering. At the age of 17, I won an open scholarship to read engineering science at Balliol College, Oxford University. I had attended a state grammar school in the midlands; my success there was in no small part due to a number of fantastic, dedicated teachers. I graduated from Oxford with a First. I actually took the Lubbock prize for top graduating mechanical engineer. Later, I earned my doctorate in Electrical Engineering, from Imperial College; my thesis was on robust multivariable control theory. That is to do with designing feedback systems to stabilize and control com plex systems like helicopters and chemical processes.
I've taught and carried out research in academia for thirty years. My main achievements so far have in the design of novel, advanced fly-by-wire control systems for rotary-wing aircraft. I've published papers and presented research world-wide. I was invited, for example, to present findings on helicopter handling qualities to the aeroflightdynamics directorate at NASA Ames and I've delivered advanced industrial training courses to various clients, including a large training package on robust control and flight dynamics to a well known european helicopter manufacturer engaged in a collaboration to develop an unmanned tilt-rotor aircraft.
Recently, I've stated giving some tuition to school students, including French at basic level. I would be very happy to talk to you to see if I might be able to help you with your maths and mechanics.
Good luck with your studies. Best wishes, Daniel