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David (Tutor in Bury St Edmunds)

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP32
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Member Since: 05/04/2019
Last Login: 2 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 16 minutes

My Qualifications

Anglia Ruskin University
PGCE ( with Mathematics)
1  (2004)
Financial Services
2.1  (1995)

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Information about David

Of course, during the crisis all teaching is online. Never has my role been more important as there is a large variability in how much progress this generation students are making while schools are closed.

We are getting great results with simple video calls eg. WattsApp or Facetime because I have a big whiteboard in my office! I often email key documents and files that we can work through together.

I love tutoring and getting results.
It’s amazing how rapidly newfound confidence can be won and how content that was once hard becomes Achievable.

Considerable valuable experience in Primary (especially Year 6 SATS all areas ), Special Needs, Middle and Secondary School (especially Foundation Maths and English and Higher Maths GCSE) . 11 plus

Execellent record in getting success in school exams.

My Students report improved confidence, understanding (that lasts) and feeling that learning is more fun

Availability: After school and Evenings
Weekends might be negotiated

Willing to travel: 15 miles

Experience: Primary with particular success in Maths and English SATS
Special Education qualified
Secondary Maths teaching to GCSE

DBS (CRB) Check: Yes

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Feedback For David (8)

We have a total of 10 review(s) for David.

Katrine (Miss)

5/5 Rating

I have never ever felt confident with my maths, but since David has been my tutor for the last couple of months I have learnt a huge amount and maths now seems a bit more interesting. If I do not understand something, David will find another way to make sure I understand.

Mel (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Has a great rapport with my grandson very patient with him very happy 😊;

Karen (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

David, was only here for two sessions due to all school closures. He was very polite, professional and approachable. My 15 son engaged well with him as so did my 17 year old daughter. Highly recommend David.

James (Mr)

5/5 Rating

In the short time that David has taught my son he has greatly improved his confidence and enjoyment in maths. His calm and patient approach has given our son the encouragement he needs to progress.

Andrea (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We are very pleased with David. He’s a very professional and reliable teacher. My son was very reluctant in having a tutor, but after his first lesson he were very happy and keen to learn. Thanks David

Samantha (Miss)

5/5 Rating

David is great with my son and has made real progress in such a short time. My son has dyscalcula and struggles to sit still and focus but David makes great allowences with this and really gets him engaged.

Ben (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Really good teacher. Recommended.

Jane (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

David has been fantastic. He has a real knack for teaching and has made difficult maths make sense. He shows us clear updates about progress and has improved our predicted grade in the mocks. 1 to 1 tutors can teach so much more than they learn in school without all the distractions of other pupils.

Alex (Mr)

5/5 Rating

David tutored my sister over a few sessions to prepare her for a professional teachers numeracy assessment. Having previously failed it she passed and was very complimentary in David’s tuition. Definitely recommend!

C (Mrs)

1/5 Rating

I would never recommend this tutor called David. I have complained to Tutor Hunt about David and they have noted all my complaints. Firstly, David raised the price of the lesson from £27 to £28 an hour, and he never had any change if I paid in notes - so he always owed me money (but I was the parent paying him). Most importantly, David never gave us the impression that he actually wanted to tutor and this came across in his attitude and in his teaching. He would not let us see any of the work that our child had actually done with him so we did not know if our child was even progressing, nor would he leave any of our child`s work behind for him to keep and for him/us as parents to look over. It was our child`s work and he should have been able to keep it for his own reference and for revision in the future. We paid for this. David kept hassling me to book lessons with him, but literally only a few hours after I had committed to these lessons he gave me very short notice that he was cancelling his tutoring altogether. David was very rude and his tone was very unpleasant and upsetting.

Tutors Response :

I taught Alfie between May and July 2019. He was an exemplary student and we worked at a Grade 9 GCSE level- I was very proud of this work which was on view at the end of each session.
Christa said that she would give me `excellent` feedback and I have all this evidence on texts. However she never did because she wanted the arrangement to stay confidential.

During this time, a mutual decision was made that instead of paying £35 to Tutorhunt via the booking system, she would pay £28 to me. This was a violation of terms and conditions and we were both guilty of this. The comment that on one occasion I didn`t have £2 change with me is true.

The last session I taught was 8th July. At the beginning of September I messaged her and this is where things dramatically changed. I explained that I would be raising my fee to £30. She seemed to find this rude (although £30 to £50 is the going rate for Higher GCSE). Bizarrely,she demanded his old book of 8 weeks earlier which I had archived.

I rapidly decided that I was not the tutor for her and on 6th September informed her that work commitments were very steep but not that other families were wanting my support. She took great Umbridge at this and has carried on this grievance, posting her feedback on 9th October.

I know Alfie will do brilliantly, whether he has another good tutor or not.
I am very disappointed Friends and fellow tutor colleagues agree that I made the correct decision for me in terminating my work for her.

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