Cetin Can

Cetin Can

Houghton le Spring Tutor

I am a PhD research student at Newcastle University, specialising in Applied Maths and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics. I am also interested in modelling population dynamics and chemical reactions.

I also enjoy writing and reading poetry in English and Turkish, playing chess, basketball, swimming and cycling. In addition, I enjoy most genres of music and films.

I am a native speaker of English and Turkish and I am currently learning French and German. In addition to these languages, I also enjoy learning and coding in various computational languages, such as Fortran, Python, Matlab, R, LaTeX and Maple.

I have always enjoyed sharing my knowledge with others and discussing ideas. It is particularly rewarding to do this through teaching and science communication.

Tutoring Experience

I have work experience at primary and secondary school levels, through work experience schemes at my previous schools. I also worked as a Maths Tutor at Newcastle University Maths Aid throughout the final year of my undergraduate degree. Furthermore, my youngest brother is home schooled and I am responsible for his maths and science education.

Moreover, I have played an active role in the student community throughout my undergraduate career, with my involvement in the Staff-Student Committee as a representative for 4th Year Students and the school mentor scheme.

Tutoring Approach

My priority is to gauge the educational needs of the student. I believe that establishing a good rapport with students and being able to understand how they learn is essential.

I am methodical and thorough in my teaching style because I have often found that the perceived complexity of difficulty of an idea can make the challenge seem insurmountable. I enjoy addressing each idea step-by-step and motivate understanding through examples. In my research, I always aim to understand the topic well before reaching a conclusion and I apply the same principle in teaching. I find that ease of understanding comes from the experience of applying my set of mathematical tools to as many questions as possible.

In order to achieve this, I use as many examples as required and aim to give examples which students can relate to. I believe that mathematics can be found in every aspect of our lives and a good example of the uses of maths can easily answer the question "when will I ever use that equation?".

I think that any student with a good understanding of a topic and ample experience in solving questions can be successful.

LanguagesEnglish (British), Turkish
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File


Newcastle University2015MastersMMath Mathematics

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