Edge Hill University
Attained QTS (2005)
The Open University
Module M150 - Data, computing and information
30 Credit Pass (95%) (2004)
University of Cumbria
Information about Matti
I`m a fully qualified Computer Science, ICT, Maths, and Python programming Teacher with 18 years experience of working in an independent SEMH school for 11-16-year-old boys. I`ve recently moved on to pursue new challenges and opportunities, such as this. However, during my time at the school, I was a Senior Teacher, Head of Department for Computer Science & ICT, Student-Teacher Mentor, Head of House, ICT Coordinator, and an IT Technician, which included some Network and Systems Administration.
I have also done tutoring in various ways, such as from my home, at a tutoring company`s premises, and online - both live and on-demand, in Python, Computer Science and Maths. As a consequence of the lock-down, I now also have experience of teaching online classes from home. I used Zoom to provide live one-to-one video lessons, as well as support and feedback sessions. I also provided on-demand teaching, using a Learning Management System (LMS) called Canvas, which enabled me to create, set, receive, and mark assignments, as well as make announcements, create and moderate chatrooms, and give students feedback and support when necessary, using various methods such as recorded video, live video, comments and messages.
I currently have a particular interest in teaching computer programming (coding), and in this capacity, I`ve used software such as Python, GameMaker, Scratch, SQL, MIT App Inventor, and the BBC Micro:bit hardware. I am pleased to mention that, in an attempt to inspire my students, I published a game app, at present called `One Lap Reloaded`, which is available on Android and iOS via the Google Play Store and Apple`s App Store. I am even more pleased to say that I thought up, designed, programmed (coded), created and published the app, completely by myself. Although I did involve my students every step of the way, as testers, idea providers, and advertisers, which hopefully inspired them even more.
I have an excellent ability to create a fairly quick rapport with students, through being easy-going, talkative, engaging, supportive, understanding, passionate about my subject(s), pleasant, polite and humorous - in my opinion anyway! I also have interests such as sport, gaming, science, comedy and movies, which can help deliver teaching objectives, build connections and start conversations.
Availability: At present, I`m available online whenever is best for you. I also provide support outside of tutoring sessions when necessary, and this is already included in my hourly rate.
Willing to travel: 20 miles
Experience: I have eighteen years of teaching experience at an independent SEMH School for 11-16 year old boys.
I`m a highly experienced online tutor, who has tutored at after school clubs, from home, at a tutoring company`s premises, and online, in Computer Science, ICT, Python programming and Maths, to people of all ages and abilities.
I have designed, programmed (coded) and published my own game app, completely by myself!
I have many years of being an IT Coordinator and IT Technician in a school while teaching a full timetable.
I have done some Sports Coaching and PE Teaching.
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Feedback For Matti (3)
Matti, is an excellent tutor, who assesses the needs of the student and breaks it down for easier understanding. My son, feels confident and has been enjoying his computing classes in the school, since the start of the sessions with Matti. Matti takes extra care, provides homework and support if needed. Thank you Matti. Would highly recommend him.
Great Tutor! Good feedback. Wide range of exercises tp help build knowledge. Easy going, relaxed, online lessons. 10/10 would recommend
Tutors Response :
Great student, great person, great personality. Keen to learn, works hard, and has a good sense of humour. He is a pleasure to work with.
I have booked computing lessons for my son with Matti. I was looking for a tutor who was or currently is a computing teacher as he would know curriculum in secondaries and would have experience in assessing students. Matti was exact match to our expectations and we are already having improvements in our son`s learning. Matti is excellent in teaching, he is patient, professional, good sense of humour, always looks into our expectations and needs and adjusts lessons towards that. Very good in explaining subject in step by step way and engages our son to work with him by questions during the lesson. It`s not boring explanation of subject, but interesting lesson in interactive way with the student, makes him really learn. The same way it gives confidence for student, our son is feeling more confident in his school`s lessons, participates more even if he needs more time to reach the correct answer. I truly hope that Matti will teach our son till GCSE exams to reach best possible grades.
Tutors Response :
Thank you so much for this amazing feedback, and it will be my pleasure to work with your son, for as long as you like.