University of Southampton
Belfast Royal Academy
Belfast Royal Academy
Belfast Royal Academy
Belfast Royal Academy
Information about David
Im passionate about maths and strongly believe that patient explanation, encouragement, praise and support can improve all students grades and performance.
Whether youre struggling with basic concepts and have lost your way in class or you want to improve on an already good understanding, my aim is to boost your confidence and your ability.
People learn at different paces and in different ways and I work with my students to find the approach that suits them.
I can provide strong references and feedback. 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: "Davids patient and professional approach had an immediate impact and I saw my sons 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 66 and been married for 27 years. I have been a maths tutor since 2014.
I have a 2.1 Honours degree (one percentage point off a First!) 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 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
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Feedback For David (18)
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.
David is knowledgable and encouraging. I would recommend David for A level maths.
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!
David was very good, offered guidance on areas of the syllabus I was not sure of. Focused on my strengths and past papers to try and ensure that I knew enough. He was professional, punctual and a great tutor..
David is tutoring my son who is in year 12. He has been extremely accommodating and organised. My son feels he is gaining more knowledge and confidence in his A Level maths since starting with David. David has been very patient and after only a few lessons I feel my son is more organised and confident in this subject.
A dedicated Tutor who takes an exceptional effort to ensure student understanding.
David is currently helping my son with A level maths revision. David is very friendly, courteous and demonstrates a calm manner. My son immediately struck up a good working relationship with David and is certainly feeling more confident as he faces the months of revision ahead, knowing David will be there to assist. We would highly recommend.
Despite an A grade at GCSE my daughter was struggling with A/S maths. She was losing confidence, wasn`t getting the support she needed at school and her grades were slipping. We choose David to help and are so glad we did. Over five months he helped her get her confidence back. He explained things gently and clearly and spent many hours with her going over past paper questions. He was particularly flexible during the exam season which we appreciated greatly. Yesterday my daughter got and A grade in her A/S. There is no way she would have achieved this without David`s help. We will be eternally grateful and recommend him highly to anyone in a similar position.
David is a very calm and encouraging tutor. He prepared our son really well for his AS 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.
David has tutored our son for AS Maths this year. He is a very dedicated tutor and extremely patient. His support has increased our son`s confidence and also helped with exam technique/revision strategies. I would recommend this tutor.
David has been very accommodating and his tutoring has definitively helped my son improving his understanding of the subject and his exam results.
We have David to help our son with his IGCSE Maths while he is homeschooled due to health reasons. David`s calmness and patience is well received by our son, he is sensitive to our son`s condition and his encouragement is helping our boy to slowly regaining his confidence and hopefully could reignite his interest and momentum in learning. David has been wonderful and supportive in the process, that we really appreciate.
David is tutoring my son who is in Y13, he has been extremely helpful and flexible. My son feels he is gaining more confidence with maths. David is very approachable and according to my son is very patient and knowledgeable.
David has been an absolutely charming and extremely knowledgeable tutor. He has helped my son enormously in preparing him for his Maths AS 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.
David has been very patient with my son on a subject that he finds difficult . The few lessons he has had have helped improve his understanding
David is very helpful and tuned in with students needs.
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.
Our daughter had her first Maths lesson with David and she enjoyed it very much. He is professional, very friendly and well prepared for the lesson. Highly recommended.