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Mr Shane Martin

 Canberra - Mawson

Canberra tutor in Maths, Physics, English, Calculus, Creative Writing, Essay Writing, Japanese, Special Needs, Engineering, Reading, Statistics, Effective Learning, English as a Second Language

(2 student reviews)

I find students that are struggling with maths and sometimes school in general benefit the most from my tuition as I myself had a difficult high school experience regarding teachers (not at all the work). I enjoy helping these students get a more productive perspective on their schooling and seeing the resulting improvement in grades and general self-confidence in the classroom.

I also enjoy tutoring more driven high school students, introducing them to the maths and physics they are likely to encounter at university levels and how they can tailor their own personal study in preparation. Some students of high intellect bore quickly with mundane class work that does not challenge them. I enjoy finding more suitable challenges for them to tackle and tying it back to the classroom, keep them looking forward.

All of my students (except for the university students) have very little experience of exams and I find, regardless of initial ability level, they all benefit greatly from learning some simple preparation and relaxation techniques that reduce the stress of the exam period. Having personally sat more than 100 exams I know how stressful they can be and how useful these techniques are.

In general I strive not to teach Maths, Physics, English, Japanese or Science specifically, but how to learn in general. These skills are rarely taught and it is often up to the students to just "catch on", this is unfortunate as these are the very skills the student will rely upon most heavily in their post education life. My tuition strives to equip my students with the flexibility to learn anything they desire to whatever level of depth they desire, using their high school subjects as practice. This gives the students a self confidence and tool kit to use in their post-education endeavours that will be a solid foundation from which to reach for success.

Direct Feedback:

Name: Steven
Grade: Year 12
Subjects: Maths Specialist, Maths Specialist Options
Duration: Long (over 1 year)
Comments: Shane is a great bloke easy to talk to and has an enormous knowledge base, I would recommend him to anyone as he helped me get to where I am today (student paramedic/student nurse)



Have been tutoring both university students and high school students since 2002.
students need help with Maths and Physics but I have also tutored English and
essay writing and general Science.

Recently I have also tutored a class of five elite Japanese rugby players working with
the Brumbies to improve their English while they trained in Canberra.


Victorian High School TER of 93. High marks in Physics, Specialist Maths, Literature,
and Japanese

First Class Honours in my Double degree in Space Science/Earth Science from

Japanese Government (Monbukagakusho) sponsored scholar where I obtained a
Master of
Cosmoscience from the University of Hokkaido.

Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) Level 2

Seven years experience working as a federal government scientist specialising in
hazard and risk modelling.


$80 per hour




Joined Tutor Finder on 24-Oct-2013 (updated profile on 12-Mar-2019)
Tutoring Location
  • Home Visits within 10 kms
  • Private & Group Tuition


Creative Writing (Secondary, Tertiary)
English (Secondary)
Essay Writing (Secondary)
Reading (Secondary, Tertiary)
Special Needs (Secondary)


Calculus (Secondary, Tertiary)
Maths (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Statistics (Secondary)


Physics (Secondary, Tertiary)


Engineering (Secondary)


Japanese (Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced)

Other Subjects

Effective Learning, English as a Second Language

"Shane engaged extremely well with both son 13yrs and daughter 14yrs and with his patience, knowledge, advice/tips on study techniques both significantly improved their grades and their confidence. Shane understood the different needs both son and daughter needed and adapted the teaching/learning to keep them interested and 'get it'. Highly recommended. Thanks Shane and I should have written this review well before now!"

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