Online Mechanical Engineering Tutor Willie



Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering PhD



I am a lecturer in the faculty of Engineering at a South African university.

92 classes

University of Pretoria - Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering - PhD

I am a lecturer in the faculty of Engineering at a South African university.

Recent Students: 2
Total Hours: 86
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All-time Students: 17
Total Classes: 92
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Recent Students: 2Total Hours: 86Last Online:
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About Me

I am a university lecturer and researcher in the field of engineering. My research field is robotics, in particular, the use of robotics in renewable power plants. I supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students. Here are some of the topics that my students are working on:
- Develop a quadcopter that can fly in the air and swim underwater.
- Design and build a kit that can electrify any skateboard. The kit should be affordable and easy to install, with a 5 km range.
- Develop a robotic arm that will be part of a beach-cleaning robot. The robot will use computer vision to identify pieces of trash on the beach.
- Build a multicopter drone that can stay airborne for at least an hour. The drone will use the Pixhawk flight controller.

I enjoy the outdoors and playing boardgames.

Tutor Experience

I am working as a lecturer and researcher at a Department of Mechanical Engineering. I teach and have taught several subjects such as mathematics and applied mathematics, programming (C, C++, Python, Matlab, Simulink), technical drawing, control systems and robotics. I furthermore guide students in analytical writing of reports and theses.

I have been involved in several initiatives at the university to implement new technologies in online learning. The latest project uses a computer algebraic system in applied mathematics. The system shows problems to students and gives them immediate feedback on their answers. It also allows them to retry a problem after getting some hints.

I have tutored technicians in the industry and I am daily tutoring my kids and their friends.

Topic Expertise

Control systems, C++ Programming, Matlab, Applied Mathematics, Mathematics

Client Reviews

Very helpful

- Mechanical Engineering

Very helpful explanations leading up to my exam.

- Mechanical Engineering

Willie has a lot of patience with a less-than-enthusiastic GCSE student

- Maths

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BEng (Mechanical Engineering) - cum laude
MEng (Mechanical Engineering) - cum laude