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David (Tutor in Enfield)

Enfield, London
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Member Since: 01/08/2013
Last Login: 5 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 4 hours


University of Leeds
Mathematics specialism
Pass  (1992)
University College London (Universi...
Computer Science
Pass  (1983)
King's College London (Universi...
Chemistry and Physics
Second Class Honours  (1979)
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Information about David

There are plenty of "tutors" who offer many different subjects over a wide age range. However, I only offer A-level or I.B. Diploma (or equivalent)in maths, physics and chemistry to students who are still at school. I keep to just this because (so I`m told) I`m very good at teaching these subjects at this level, and it`s what I enjoy doing.

As well as teaching I have published four maths books, available in hard-copy and kindle versions. One at GCSE level, two at A-level, and one that can be used by both age groups. These have sold worldwide.

I`m typically very informal and relaxed, which most students seem to appreciate.

When you come to me, you get to choose what you want help with. Unlike far too many tutors I won`t try to tell you what the lesson should be about, unless this is something you want me to do. In fact, some of my students have been known to ask for (and receive) help in maths, physics and chemistry, all in one session.

Availability: 9.00am to 8.00pm every day.

It should also be noted that I only tutor from my home. With the number of students I tutor travelling would not be practical. There are plenty of tutors that are cheaper than me and prepared to travel, but a look at their qualifications and experience might make you think twice about using them.

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: I have qualifications from excellent UK universities in all the subjects that I offer, and I am a UK qualified teacher. However, I`m very proud of the fact that most of my classroom teaching has been done outside the UK. This means that I have taught in good, well resourced, schools, which are not afflicted by the malaise from which so many UK schools suffer, and where the academic expectations of the school, parents and students are high. In such schools one is able to concentrate on ones teaching, which is seldom the case in UK schools. This is why I am now a full-time tutor. I can devote my energies completely to teaching the subjects I enjoy. In this capacity I teach many more hours A-level than the vast majority of classroom teachers. In fact, I probably teach more A-level in each of my subjects than most school based teachers do.

As already mentioned, as well as teaching in England I`ve also taught in New Zealand, Germany and Italy. I`ve taught across the entire 11 to 18 age range and at all abilities from struggling 11 year old students to top set 18 year old students. I`ve taught in all-boys schools, all-girls schools, mixed schools, FE and sixth form colleges. This has been at schools that get good results!

As well as A-Level, I`ve taught IB Diploma: at both Standard and Higher Levels (also Mathematical Studies). This has been mainly maths, but also some physics and chemistry. I`ve given intensive revision courses in Standard Level Mathematics, and Higher Level Mathematics, which were very well received. I should also mention that IB Diploma is more demanding than A-level - on both the student and the teacher.

So, whether you need help with your chemistry, physics, or ANY area of maths, I`ve got recent experience teaching all of these. This has been across several exam boards: Edexcel, AQA and OCR.

Among the schools whose students I have recently tutored are: Dame Alice Owen`s School, Enfield County School, Enfield Grammar School, Highlands School, Hockerill Anglo-European College, Princess Helena College, Southgate School, St. Michael`s Catholic Grammar School, The Latymer School, The Royal Masonic School for Girls, and Woodhouse College.

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Feedback For David (3)
We have a total of 5 review(s) for David.

Moira ()

4/5 Rating

Know`s his stuff, good teacher

Rioney (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Great tutor. Really easy to talk to and work with. Helped me understand a lot if aspects in physics that I didn`t before. I now enjoy physics as I have a much better understanding, and I feel confident for my exams.

Raj (Mr)

2/5 Rating

good tutor

Tutors Response :

After coming for just two sessions I got an email from this student`s father saying that he was previously used to being tutored at home, and was looking for someone that would come to him. This was a couple of months ago. I suspect the low rating is due to the fact that I wouldn`t make an exception for this boy, or have him back after he messed me around, and then found that he couldn`t get a better tutor. Before he bought my details he was well aware that students have to come to me.

montell (Mr)

5/5 Rating

David has made my subjects a lot easier to handle and understand.

ALY (Mr)

4/5 Rating

Very genuine and totally into the roll of helping the student

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