Daniel Raphael

Online Mechanical Engineering Tutor Daniel Raphael

Daniel Raphael

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University of Pretoria - Mechanical Engineering - PhD

I can easily explain complex mathematical and mechanical engineering problems into simple day-to-day activities.

Recent Students: 0 Total Hours: 0 Last Online: 07 Dec 2022
All-time Students: 0 Total Classes: 0 Signed Up: 22 Jul 2019

About Me

I have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pretoria, where I carried out great research on increasing the heat transfer coefficients during the condensation of R134a in smooth inclined tubes. In my capacity as a doctoral student, I served as an Assistant Lecturer/Teaching Assistant (TA) for eight different undergraduate and postgraduate courses, namely: Additional Mathematics, Professional and Technical Communication, Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer, Fluid and Thermal Machines, Advanced Thermodynamics, Fossil Power Plants, Thermodynamics, and Machine Design. In this position, I was tasked with offering tutorial classes, conducting laboratory practical sessions, grading, and other administrative duties. My other interests include playing soccer competitively every week and watching it, as I am a fan of Arsenal FC of England. Furthermore, I read motivational books daily to increase my vocabulary and speaking competency. I am a self driven and result oriented teacher who believes in the constructionist approach to teaching and learning

Tutor Experience

I have over 10 years teaching experience accumulated as a tutor and teaching assistant to undergraduate students at the University of Pretoria in both the Mathematics department and the Mechanical Engineering department. My key subjects are Additional Mathematics, Professional and Technical Communication, Advanced Heat and Mass Transfer, Fluid and Thermal Machines, Advanced Thermodynamics, Fossil Power Plants, Thermodynamics, and Machine Design. I have also tutored 1st and 2nd year maths related to differentiation, integration, statistics and Laplace Transform. My approach to tutoring is learner centred. My first interaction with a client (student) is understanding his/her background then getting an in depth analysis of why they need a tutor. Armed with this information, I prepare notes and exercises tailored to the client. At the end of each session, I do a quick recap of what we have covered and provide exercises for the client to practice on for the next session. My teaching approach is centred on the constructivist theory. Constructivism is based on the idea that people actively construct or make their own knowledge, and that reality is determined by the experiences of a learner. I apply a learner-centred approach in all my deliveries.

Topic Expertise

Thermodynamics
Heat Transfer
Fluid Mechanics
Refrigeration Principles
CFD
Calculus I
Trigonometry
Statistics

Price: $65/hr

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Qualifications

Ph. D. Mechanical Engineering
M. Eng. Mechanical Engineering
B. Eng. Mechanical Engineering
PGCE Mathematics Education
B. Ed (Honors) Mathematics Education

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