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London SW19
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Member Since: 08/04/2015
Last Login: 13 days ago
Response Rate: 90%
Expected Response: < 8 hours

My Qualifications

University of Southampton
Electronic Engineering
2:1  (1977)
A Level
Belfast Royal Academy
A  (1973)
A Level
Belfast Royal Academy
Further Maths
B  (1973)
A Level
Belfast Royal Academy
C  (1973)
A Level
Belfast Royal Academy
A  (1972)

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Information about David

I’m passionate about maths and with eight years` experience as a one-to-one tutor I strongly believe that patient explanation, encouragement and praise can improve all students’ grades and performance.

With rising numbers of GCSE and A Level students, it is increasingly important to achieve good grades. Whether a student is struggling with basic concepts and have lost their way in class or a student wants to improve on an already good understanding of maths, my aim is to boost ability, technique and confidence.

People learn at different paces and in different ways. I work with my students to find the approach that suits them.

I can provide strong references and feedback. The mother of a student who was concerned her son would not pass his GCSE maths exam, said when the results arrived: "[__] got a grade 5. We were all over the moon! I couldn`t have been happier to find you, David, and you were very kind, patient and reliable."

The mother of one A Level student said: “David is very knowledgeable and thorough. He is polite and friendly and my son can relate to him. He knows his stuff, explains it well and goes that extra mile to ensure understanding of subject.” Another parent said: “David is a very calm and encouraging tutor. He prepared our son really well for the first year of his A Level Maths and generally increased his confidence. David is a very charming person and I would recommend him very highly. I only wish we had found him earlier.”

Another said: “David has been an absolutely charming and extremely knowledgeable tutor. He has helped my son enormously in preparing him for his Maths A Level exams and I intend to use his services next year. He is patient and engaging and I highly recommend him to any parents looking for a tutor if their child is struggling with any topics in Maths.” And a mother, who is a teacher, said: "David’s patient and professional approach had an immediate impact and I saw my son’s subject knowledge, understanding and confidence grow under his careful guidance. My son even started enjoying Maths again!” There are other strong commendations on the “feedback” section of my profile on TutorHunt.

I am especially familiar with the Edexcel GCSE and A-Level syllabuses as well as the IGCSE course and I also teach the OCR and MEI A Level syllabuses. At A-Level, I teach Pure Maths, Statistics and Mechanics.

I am aged 68 and been married for 30 years.

I have a 2.1 Honours degree (one percentage point off a First!) in 1977 from Southampton University where I studied mathematics, semiconductor physics and quantum mechanics. Having retired from full-time work – I was Director of Media Relations in the senior executive management team at Royal Mail Group – I have the time and flexibility to meet the needs of my students.

Availability: I am available weekday mornings, afternoons and evenings, as well as Saturday mornings.

Willing to travel: 3 miles

Experience: I`ve been a personal maths tutor since 2014 and I also spent almost two years as a volunteer maths teacher at Wimbledon College.

DBS Check: Yes

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Feedback For David (18)

We have a total of 18 review(s) for David.

Sarah (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

David has only been tutoring my son for a few weeks but my son already feels significantly more confident in his maths. David has a very calm and patient manner and is very good at explaining things.

Sarah (Miss)

5/5 Rating

David is knowledgable and encouraging. I would recommend David for A level maths.

Katie (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

We feel very fortunate to have found David. He is helping my son with his maths understanding and revision in preparation for the GCSE exam later this year. David is reliable and accommodating. With my son, he is knowledgeable, calm and thorough. After a few sessions, I`ve noticed that my son is feeling more confident and positive about his exams. Thank you David!

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