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A Tutor Insight With Tony Stubbs.

Posted on: February 12th, 2020
Categorised: ndt, Tutor Insight
Tagged: NDT, tutor, instructor, insights, argyll ruane

Hi Tony, could you tell me how you got into the NDT world and became an instructor?

Well, I first started out working as a metallurgist specifically in castings as it interested me. I then became a physics teacher for 20 years until I came across Argyll Ruane and realised I could combine the two things I enjoy. I’ve been doing it ever since.

Which areas of NDT do you cover and how long have you worked for Argyll Ruane?

I’m a PCN Level 2 instructor and I do Mag (Magnetic Particle Testing), Pen (Liquid Penetrant Testing), UT (Ultrasonic Testing) and ET (Eddy Current Testing). I’ve worked here for about 7 years.

What do you like about teaching?

For me, it’s hard to explain but I like to see the light bulb moment. Sometimes you get a student that you can see struggling in the class. I like to try and give them alternative ways to understand and eventually, the light bulb turns on and it’s so great to see.

I also really like the variety of students we get from so many industries and the different personalities I come across every day.

Bonus Insight

  • Likes : Duck Ravioli
  • Dislikes : Chips (which we think is odd)