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University of Cape Town
Higher Diploma of Education
2:1  (1994)
University of Cape Town
Distinction  (1991)

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Information about David

I`m a qualified, experienced Maths teacher living in Oxford, married with two delightful children. I have a real enthusiasm for teaching my subject, and a proven track record of success.

My philosophy

Success in Maths is linked to confidence. Confidence is easy to restore with individual tuition, where we work at the student`s pace with gentle encouragement, clear explanations and guided practice using appropriate examples. With an experienced and qualified teacher, students get someone who already knows what they may find hard, and when to speed up and or slow down. Patience and praise are important, so that students feel comfortable to ask questions and develop deeper understanding.

I give Maths tuition to A-level and IB student to help them achieve the grades they need to meet their university offers. Sometimes I have availability for younger years, e.g. GCSE, IGCSE, Ad Maths and Common Entrance: please feel free to enquire.

Teaching experience and qualifications

I have taught Maths in schools for over 20 years, 14 of them at a well-known independent school in Oxford, and have been Head of Maths in two schools. I have prepared pupils for exams in GCSE, IGCSE, Ad Maths, A-level Maths, A-level Further Maths, IB Maths HL, IB Maths SL and Studies. I have been an examiner for A-level public exams, and I do work for a national Common Entrance exam board. I have prepared pupils for Oxbridge entrance, including giving guidance on what to read and interview practice and feedback on many a UCAS personal statement.

Testimonials from recent students and parents:

Mr `s personal and thorough teaching style has been without a doubt a deciding factor towards my being accepted to study Mathematics at Imperial. He is an excellent teacher and a life mentor who will undoubtedly guide any student towards reaching his/her full potential, inspiring confidence and ultimately excellence.
TP, IB HL student

Just to say Xxx got his A* in Maths – great news and he is delighted! Thanks so much for all your skill and hard work and encouragement.
Parent of a gap year A-level retake student

Xxx got an A* in A level Maths! Once again thank you for the timely help and guidance.
Parent of a Year 12 student

I know that Xxx wants to send her own thanks but in the meantime I thought you might like to know that she got an A in her Maths A-level and is extremely happy! Thanks for helping her enjoy her subject and sort out the complete muddle she was in when she first came to you. From then on, with your help, she worked hard at her Maths and her confidence grew. 
Parent of an A-level student

We are absolutely thrilled to let you know that Xxx got an A in Maths!! She is very pleasantly surprised. Thank you so much for the work you did with her and for giving her the confidence to give it a go and transform where she was after Mocks to an A. She got her place to study at university and we are delighted for her.
Parent of an A-level student

Thank you very much. Your professional teaching skill really helped Xxx and now he has the confidence to win an A grade in the examination. Thanks again.
Parent of an A-level Further Maths student

Wow! There is no single word that would put into context how great David has been to me as a Maths tutor. The care that he puts into it and the extent to which he will strive to make sure you understand every question is second to none. I ended up receiving an A in every module at A-Level, and 98% in C2, which was definitely not possible without him. With David you get much more than just a Maths tutor. You can really connect with him due to his great ability to understand how to build self-confidence and to comprehend where people are struggling. In my opinion he has exceeded every expectation I had, having tried various other tutors.
MD, A-level student

I still can`t believe it! A 6 at Maths SL - what a huge improvement! I owe a lot of it to you and your amazing company. I really enjoyed having you as a teacher and a friend. Keep it up, you are really a great person. It was a real pleasure meeting you and I don`t think I would have managed without you.
VDM, IB SL student

David is an exceptional Maths tutor who very quickly understood what our son required and was able to get the absolute best out of him. Lessons were not only challenging but also fun making the whole round experience and extremely positive one. I would highly recommend David as a Maths tutor.
Parent of a GCSE student

David is an intuitive teacher. He understands the need to motivate and build self-confidence so that Xxxx looked forward to her lessons and worked hard to complete the papers she had been set, even during half term! We are so grateful for his support and encouragement and would highly recommend him to others.
Parent of a GCSE student

Xxxx is so much more confident and seems to really enjoy Maths now. His last scores were 97% and 87% which he was thrilled about, a far cry from his usual 67%. So, thank you so much for really supporting him in regaining his confidence and love of the subject he is determined to do it for A level.
Parent of a GCSE student

Mr transformed me from an average mathematician to a Maths prize-winner in less than a year. He is comfortable explaining both basic and complex concepts - in both areas his enthusiasm for the subject is plain to see, through his genuinely passionate teaching style.
MC, A-level student

For every topic or question I struggled to understand during my A-level maths, I went to David. For him, it didn’t matter how long it took, he would make sure that I always walked away completely satisfied with the topic. Because of his help I ended up with an A in every single A-level module I took. I would highly recommend him as a tutor.
JB, A-level student

A month before my C1 exam, I was getting C`s and making careless errors. Then Mr stepped in. He helped me to organise my time, got me focussed, managed to stop me from making stupid mistakes, and on the day kept me calm. Come results day, I ended up with 96% in C1 and 98% in C2. Thank you, Mr !
OC, A-level student

Availability: Weekday mornings and afternoons, some evenings, weekends

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: Private Maths tuition

Individual lessons allow students to develop their self-confidence, and give them the time and space to develop understanding and ask questions in a relaxed and unthreatening environment. It may be that you struggle with a particular aspect of Maths, or you have missed a topic because of illness or perhaps you need ongoing support to develop the confidence which comes from having someone experienced and knowledgeable teaching and encouraging you on a regular basis.
As a qualified Maths teacher with over 20 years` experience, I have helped students to prepare for the following exams:

* A-level Maths and Further Maths
* IB HL, IB SL, IB Maths Studies
* Additional Maths
* Common Entrance 11+ and 13+

University preparation

I can offer ...

* advice and feedback on your UCAS personal statement
* training and practice for MAT (Oxford) or STEP (Cambridge and Warwick)
* university interview practice and guidance

For those already at university and struggling, for example with the Statistics needed for subjects like Psychology, Biology and Geography, I can provide help and support.

Hourly rate

My hourly rate is £160. While you will find tutors who charge less, for example Oxford University students, with an experienced teacher like me you are assured of someone who is able to explain complex concepts in a clear and straightforward way, who has the insight to anticipate what a student might find difficult, who has relevant professional teaching qualifications and years of classroom and one-to-one practice, an in-depth knowledge of the course specification, and an examiner`s knowledge of exam technique. All these factors will give a determined and hard-working student a distinct advantage.

Maths lessons online

Using web-based applications like Scribblar and Skype, students across the world are able to take lessons without leaving home. Many people these days prefer this option, for convenience and ease. My hourly rate for online lessons is £160.

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Wenlei (Miss)

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Very good tutor. Not only improve academic performance but also improve ability and the way of idea expression in maths.The tutoring is very helpful for the interview.

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