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David (Tutor in Carshalton Beeches)

David
David
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Carshalton Beeches, Surrey
Feedback Score:
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Member Since: 18/03/2014
Last Login: 2 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
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Qualifications

PGCE
Higher Education Academy
Postgraduate Certificate in Academi...
Distinction  (2019)
Professional
Institute of Actuaries
FIA - Fellow of the Institute of Ac...
FIA  (2012)
PGCert
Dublin City University
Actuarial Science
Distinction  (2005)
BSc
University of Limerick
Applied Mathematics and Computing
2:1  (2001)



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C Sharp----£65-
Finance----£65£65
Machine Learning----£65£65
Maths----£65£65
Microsoft Access----£65£65
Microsoft Excel----£65£65
Python----£65£65
Sql----£65£65
Statistics----£65£65
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I am a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries and having recently completed my taught PGCAP with distinction, am now also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

I have just recently completed work as a Senior Lecturer in Actuarial Science and was the Programme Director for the BSc. in Actuarial Science at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), a Russell Group University.

I also lectured on the MSc. In Business Analytics on a module called Programming for Business Analytics, which I wrote myself. This module was extremely popular with students scoring high module evaluations and earning me a third place spot of all postgraduate lecturers in the School of Mathematics in my first year as a Lecturer!

I approach education as a collaborative exercise - I believe that every student can learn the material but sometimes it is a question of motivation and belief. For me the "penny-drop" moment when a student understands something they previously had not (or thought they could not) is the reason I teach and these moments are very rewarding.

As well as being a seasoned Academic I have over 15 years of industry experience - mainly through my own consultancy business. I worked primarily as an Actuary in the City of London across several insurance companies in varied and interesting roles including: Statistics, Financial Modelling, Python Coding, VBA coding, Excel model development, SQL database builds and, of course, Financial Reporting.

I am comfortable teaching any of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries (IFoA) examinations, Computer Science and Statistics but specialise in:

Frequentist and Bayesian Statistics
Machine learning (Computational Statistics)
Linear Algebra
Calculus
RStudio
Python (PyCharm and Jupyter in particular)
Microsoft Products (In particular Excel, Access, VBA and Power BI)
Financial Reporting

Availability: Anytime weekdays or weekends.

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: Queen Mary University of London (Senior Lecturer)

I have written and delivered three modules at QMUL at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels

Through the Student feedback process, I have achieved extremely high module scores for “This module is well taught”.

Actuarial professional development II: is a zero-credit module that was proving unpopular with students. After discussions with my class and some redesign it now scores 4.4 / 5.0 with students calling it "very useful". For this module I invited several leading industry figures to give guest lectures establishing long-term relationships with industry.

Programming for Business Analytics: Is a Postgraduate module on the popular Masters in Data Analytics and also the Masters in Business Analytics. This module was written by me with entirely my own lecture material (off the top of my head!). It is a popular course having scored 4.7 / 5.0 and 4.6 / 5.0 in its two module evaluations going into its third year. The first time I taught this course it was block-taught in six days, this was an unpopular format with students and led to complaints about this condensed method of study. Despite the student reservations I scored high enough to rank me third of all postgraduate lecturers in our school and the highest of all of the lecturers on this Masters programme. The module teaches a capstone analytics project analysing human resources data to predict likelihoods of employees leaving the company based on various predictors. The technologies used are Microsoft (Excel, Access, SQL, VBA).

Statistics for insurance: This is an undergraduate statistics module which forms part of Institute of Actuaries exemption recommendations (part of the CS2 exemption). I wrote all of the notes (in the form of LaTeX slides and tutorials) and delivered it for the first-time last year scoring a 4.4 / 5.0.

The overwhelming majority of module evaluations I have received cite both the lecturer and the material as being the best things about that module.

DBS (CRB) Check: Yes

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We have a total of 5 review(s) for David.

Miss ()
06/03/2020

5/5 Rating

David is very knowledgeable, professional and supportive.


Jediah (Mr)
06/02/2020

4/5 Rating

David is helping me to understand the concepts of my module. This is giving me a better approach to tackling questions. Very good tuition


Supriya (Mrs)
07/01/2020

5/5 Rating

David tutors my son and is excellent! He really enjoys his unique style of teaching allowing students to fully grasp the understanding behind key concepts and this allows for a better application in questions. His grades have so far been going up, and I am very grateful to David for the effort he has put into improving his performance in the subject.

Tutors Response :

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave such lovely feedback Supriya.

Abith is a fantastic student and I am sure he is going to get his A*


H A (Mrs)
02/12/2019

5/5 Rating

A tutor with good ability to connect, who takes time to understand the needs of his student and works on filling the gaps. He also tries to boost their confidence so they believe they can access the concepts.

Tutors Response :

Thank you very much Mrs. Kadri - tutoring Idris is a pleasure.


Tony (Mr)
14/11/2019

5/5 Rating

David has been of great help to me, he is very flexible with his time, explains things in an easy to understand way and makes learning fun. No hesitation in recommending.

Tutors Response :

Thanks Tony!


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