David (Tutor in Rayleigh)
Essex Institute of Higher Education
Introduction to Secondary Mathemati...
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PGCE Secondary Maths equivalent
The City University
Civil Engineering with Honours
Information about David
I am a fully qualified Maths teacher with more than 30 years` experience of teaching Mathematics. I have a long record of improving on my tutees` school predicted grades by characteristically two or more levels. It is common for my tutees to be put up to higher sets within a little while of starting my weekly sessions with them. I adapt my methods to suit each student and a number of my tutees have said `I understand it a lot better now - I`ve never had it explained like this before`. and `Things seem so much easier when you explain them.` I use a variety of techniques and also internet resources and models and diagrams I have created for the purpose.
I try to explain things in such a way that my pupils can tackle any new question on the topic that the exam board may set, rather than relying on merely practising past paper questions, as the new exams seem to demand. I am also able, through my earlier training and work as an engineer to explain how Maths is applied and my tutees find this enlightening.
Availability: I am available day time and evenings, not Sundays.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: I have taught Mathematics to GCSE and A level for 30+ years including 25 years in a grammar school and 3 years in a very high achieving academy and also in Comprehensive schools. I teach to the new GCSE and A level syllabuses in both Maths and also Further Maths, having taught the old `A` level modules C1-4, M1-3, FP1-3 and S1 and my pupils` results have been very good. I have tutored for a number of years and I have had some spectacular successes. I have achieved excellent improvements in results: recently one boy went from a `B` at GCSE and low A/S results to an `A` at `A` level after I had tutored him through y13 I helped one girl go from a `D` predicted to an `A` at the `A` level including the Mechanics module at which she had been very lacking in confidence. Several of my tutees said they had gone from feeling they were at the bottom of the class to helping their friends to understand and at least one received an award for `most improved pupil in Mathematics` in the school.
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Feedback For David (24)
I`ve been having lessons with David for about 3 months now and it has greatly improved my maths. Due to the current pandemic we have switched to skype lessons which have been every bit as useful as face to face lessons
David is a flexible tutor who normally works from home but he is continuing to work sucessfully during isolation using online tutorials. David has a real passion for his subject and creates innovative methods to convey topics and ideas.
Great teacher.My daughter had few lessons so far she is very happy with the support David giving her and we are happy with the progress she is making.
Our son finally feels like he is being taught, and that he is learning. Suddenly Maths doesnt feel so impossible...
David is a very experienced teacher and highly commendable.
David is an excellent and friendly tutor. He`s very good at explaining complicated topics and makes sure you understand fully how and why things work, using a variety of engaging teaching styles, so that you remember the fundamentals instead of just learning how to recite answers.
I have been extremely pleased with David and his approach to tutoring. He has really helped me prep for my A Level Maths.
I would highly recommend David as a tutor.
My daughter was struggling with the Maths GCSE syllabus for year 11, and doing rather less well than forecast. We decided to contact David on the strength of his excellent reviews on the (also excellent) Tutor Hunt website.
Having had a couple of tutoring sessions with David, we are very happy to add our strong endorsement of David as a great Maths teacher. He explains topics clearly, is patient and easy to talk to, and has a good sense of humour! After each session he takes the time to discuss how the session has gone, and encourages my daughter to use a maths website to test and further develop her learning in her own time. My daughter enjoys her tutoring with David and I am confident it will help her to achieve her potential in the upcoming exams.
My daughter is being tutored by David and she is very pleased, he is helping her enormously. He is both professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly, loves his subject, his enthusiasm is infectious. I would highly recommend him.
David is great, hes really been helping my daughter in a way that she understands and has come out of maths lessons a lot happier and more confident nowadays. I would recommend greatly to anyone struggling with a level maths
My daughter has started A level maths tutoring with David recently and is already feeling more confident. He has been helping her to understand the exam technique and different methods of solving problems so she can apply it to differnt questions. We are happy to recommend David as a tutor.
My daughter has been really struggling at maths and losing her confidence. After only a couple of sessions she is understanding a lot more and regaining her self belief. I would definitely recommend David
Helpful and patient. Offers advice to student and parent. Tutoring has made a big improvement to my son`s confidence in his own ability. Very knowledgeable and provides additional information on websites suitable for further developing maths skills.
My daughter was struggling with A-Level maths, and could not understand Mechanics in particular.David has made maths easy for her.He simplifies the subject and structures the lessons according to the students need.He gives the parents feedback on a regular basis.He is very approachable and flexible.
My daughter will be sitting her GCSEs in may this year, homework clubs at school do not seem to be helping her, so I searched on Tutorhunt and found David. My daughter has only been to 3 sessions so far and already she`s gaining confidence and feeling more prepared for her exams. David has patience and good at explaining to her in different ways if she doesn`t first understand. My daughter is happy to attend each week and it`s good to hear feedback on how she is doing after each session. I would highly recommend David.
Committed and focussed.
Provides feed back after every lesson with suggestions about ways to improve and what we can do as parents to help improve performance. Excellent overall. Couldn`t recommend enough after short time David has been helping our son with his difficulties in Maths
Well prepared and flexible tutor. Plans sessions and provides great feedback to parents. David works on partnership with child and parents.
David is excellent, very friendly, and he put my daughter at ease. David is very focused and explained maths to her in a way she can relate to and understand. David always has lots of fresh ideas to help improve her knowledge and technique. My Wife and I are very happy with his Tutoring.
David has done what many Maths teachers have failed to do ... get my little brother to understand Maths! In the few sessions he has had with him, Nathan has moved from remedial maths onto some set one work. We are very pleased.
David is a very nice man and an excellent tutor.
Not only has David explained Maths in a way that my daughter understands but he has passed on an excitement and enthusiasm for the subject.
Great tutor, very knowledgable, I`m making much more progress than I have done previously with tutors. I would highly recommend David.
Tutors Response :
I lacked confidence and so was bottom of my maths class. I never asked any questions. Since being tutored by David I am putting my hands up to ask questions and even have my peers asking me to explain the questions. I am feeling much more confident and it has only been weeks. So if you need a tutor to help build confidence with knowledge and understanding then try David. From Charlotte
I am really please I found David to tutor my daughter through her A2 in maths. He is highly knowledgeable and very good at explaining concepts using a variety of methods. My daughter is finding his tutoring extremely helpful. If you need a maths tutor you should choose him.