Royal Holloway, University of London
PRACTISING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
BHMF/ AMTAK BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Institute of Education, University of London
Business / Economics
University College London (University of London)
JOINT HONS ECONOMICS/ STATISTICS
Information about David
As well as having bags of experience in person and online, I have a great passion for Economics which really inspires interest and motivation in my students. Last year all my students achieved A* or A grades in Economics. In the previous year they achieved A*-B spread across all 4 main examination boards. This included a number of students who improved by 2 grades on their predicted grade.
Currently with many of you being affected by the uncertainty and disjointed nature of your A` level provision, I`ll make sure you can quickly recover so that you`re on track with the syllabus. Most importantly I`ll help you rekindle the interest and enthusiasm you had for the subject.
Economics is one of those subjects that takes time to really understand. You really have to adopt a very different mindset and approach before it starts to sink in. I strongly emphasise a firm grounding in economic theory and concepts as being a prerequisite for all economists. Once you have that under your belt it becomes much easier to tackle multiple choice, short answer, data and essays questions. I also work closely with my students to develop subject related skills of numeracy, data interpretation and written analysis and evaluation.
I know that students often find it difficult to express and develop their ideas on paper, particularly in an exam situation. I will spend time with you helping you to stricture your written responses and giving you some keys and devices which will improve your essay writing.
I try to work with my students to meet their needs. Sometimes this just means giving a few tips and practising questions to improve exam technique. On other occasions, I have found that students have little confidence in their ability or they feel detached from the subject, sometimes due to poor teaching at their school or college. A number of my tutees have told me that they hated Economics prior to tuition, but now it`s one of their favourite subjects.
I also have a wealth of learning resources at all levels for Economics and Business Studies which I give to students free of charge.
Availability: I am available throughout the summer months particularly if you need support in catching up on the work you would have done since the Covid 19 lockdown began in March. I`m particularly thinking of year 12 students approaching a challenging and uncertain year 13 with a number of areas of the syllabus untouched.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: I am highly experienced and fully qualified teacher of Economics and Business Studies with PGCE and threshold status. I have taught for nearly 25 years in the state sector and in private colleges.As a result,I have a thorough grasp of the requirements of following exam boards AQA, Edexcel, OCR,WJEC and IB. I am also a qualified ESOL teacher and have spent a number of years working abroad.
Currently I am teaching Economics at Westminster tutors and International Foundation Group and have additional duties as an Expert examiner for Edexcel GCE Economics Paper 2.
From March of this year, I have been teaching all students online using Google Meet, Zoom and Big Blue Button, an interactive portal. All necessary resources are sent to the student prior to the lesson and homework can be shared by email. As well as screen sharing for presentations, I also have an interactive whiteboard especially useful for diagrams. I`ve also taught a number of international students living outside the UK, in different time zones
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Feedback For David (4)
David tutored my son in A-Level economics throughout his upper sixth year. My son found him to be immensely helpful and contributed to him having his predicted grade increased by 2 grades which directly impacted his ability to gain offers from Russell group universities. His impact was immediate and in particular he helped to fill in some of the knowledge understanding gaps that were present in both micro and macro economics. His work as a board examiner was useful to help with essay writing and planning and giving an incite into exam question answering technique. He also provided my son with additional resources which were helpful for practice exam questions and essay writing and he also provided invaluable email feedback on his essays that he was writing for school work. David was very approachable and always more than happy to give direct or telephone feedback and direction and was very accommodating with his lessons, being flexible, when required and also happy to tutor both at his house or at my house. In summary I would whole heartedly recommend David as an Economics tutor for any pupil studying for their A-level in Economics
Very knowledgeable and good tutor and, as he is an examiner, he is very well placed to assess students
David was patient and committed and is clearly passionate about economics.
Our son was predicted a D, and after several sessions with each other, our son was much more motivated and confident. To our delight, he got an A in economics, and into his first choice Uni.
My daughter really enjoying Davids lessons. We are hoping to book him for some more