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Daniel offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!

Maths

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Primary £40.00
Secondary £40.00
GCSE £40.00

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Personal Description:

Specialist Maths tutor with 375+ hours experience. Proven record helping acceptance into London's most prestigious schools and achieving A/A* grades. I specialise in the 8+, 11+, 13+ and GCSE exams. Part of the most prestigious and exclusive agency in London, by finding me here you are getting me for less than half price!

Education:
2.1 in Engineering from the University of Western Australia
Received Academic Scholarships for exchanges to New York University and University of Sydney.

Hobbies & Interests:
Music (Singing, Guitar, Piano), Sports (Gymnastics, Football, Surfing), Drawing, Cooking, Reading.

Tutoring Experience:

With 4 years (375+ hours, 500+ total) full time tutoring experience I am a specialist in the 8+, 11+, 13+ and GCSE exams and know the right approach and methodology to get your child to reach their academic goals. I can only list a small portion of my experience, but if you want to hear it 'from the horses mouth' there are parent testimonials further down:

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8+ Kings College Wimbledon Exam
I worked with John going through past exams and textbooks using my colour coded notes. John expressed a lack of confidence and even apathy towards Maths since he was scoring 60%. To change this perspective, I used various techniques to turn Maths into little games to make it more enjoyable and used a reward system of drawing at the end of the lesson that John really responded to. All of this completely changed how he saw Maths and how he scored – which was now 90%! His parents were so surprised when he was admitted into Kings College Wimbledon. They too have chosen to continue tuition after to exam to keep his confidence and attitude to Maths the same.

11+ Westminster Exam
I worked with Luca going through past exams and textbooks using my colour coded notes. Luca was already doing quite well but the parents wanted to see how much Luca could excel. He was already getting 80%s in the practice tests of good schools but didn’t believe he could get into the elite schools. After using various methods to increase his confidence, including doing tests without knowing what school it’s for, he was getting 80%s in the elite schools which eventually got him into Westminster – the school he always wanted to go to.

13+ Trinity School Exam
I worked with Salman going through past exams and textbooks using my colour coded notes. He was having severe issues with Fractions, Time and Percentages that produced an average mark of around 60% but after months of comprehensive training and revision we managed to get his average mark to around 80% which greatly improved his confidence. From these results he was successful at being admitted into Trinity School. He was so happy with the results he is even continuing tuition after the exam.

Higher iGCSE Exam
I worked with Tallulah going through past exams and textbooks using my colour coded notes. Tallulah was already scoring relatively well at the B- grade but she often got confused with the concepts, ran out of time and got overly stressed before tests. After using clear explanations, systematic approaches to learning and comprehensive notes Tallulah soon became more confident in practice tests which reduced stress as she felt well equipped for tests. This resulted in an A grade which Tallulah had never got before in Maths.

TESTIMONIALS:

Rian | Primary:
“Our daughter was doing ok in maths, but we had concerns about her confidence and whether she was getting what she needed at school. Daniel has given us confidence that she is working to her correct level and we can see that she no longer dreads maths. Daniel is punctual and with his down to earth approach to tutoring we are satisfied that our daughter can ask questions and discuss things with him if she is unsure of anything. Since my daughter has been tutored by Daniel, she has come home from school with a few certificates from her class teacher in recognition of her attitude and results in maths, she has also been asked to represent her year group at the Lambeth Math Olympiad Tournament, which she is excited about. I believe that with Daniel tutoring her, her confidence has been raised and her subject knowledge has been solidified.”

John | 8+:
“John had been doing fine in maths but seemed to lack confidence in his own abilities. Whereas previously he complained that he did not like maths and wasn't good at it, he now is more confident and much happier to tackle difficult maths problems in his classwork and at home. Within weeks of starting his sessions with Daniel, we began to see his attitude to problem solving in maths improving, and his exam results in school have improved with his confidence - by as much as 30 points (From 60% to 90%!). Daniel is engaging and upbeat, and has a good manner with children. He strikes enough of a balance with making it fun that our son is willing to do the extra work with him without complaint. I would highly recommend Daniel as a maths tutor.”

Alexis | GCSE | Learning Difficulties:
“Alexis has always had learning difficulties, slow mental processing and very poor short term memory, and he was always in the lowest set for maths. Daniel has helped Alexis overcome any anxieties about his abilities and encouraged him to aim high, to move up a set or two next year which seems almost certain. Daniel is responsible and hard working, he is always punctual and careful about his scheduling. I would recommend Daniel and hope that he will continue to tutor Alexis next year as he prepares for his GCSE's and to attain the A/A* he is aiming for in Maths.”

Tallulah | iGCSE:
“He has a sound knowledge of the syllabus, and has quickly focused on areas of weakness, giving additional input where it is needed. My daughter has always enjoyed her lessons with Daniel, and has said on a number of occasions that one of the things she most appreciates, is that he is able to explain difficult concepts in a clear and simple way. Daniel has been very reliable in timekeeping, and has gone out of his way to be accommodating when we have had to make a slight change in lesson times. He is easy to talk to, with a friendly and approachable manner.”

Tutoring Approach:

I teach very methodically in a "brick by brick" manner. I always teach in a way that builds on the last lesson and make sure to do on the spot revision tests to make sure previously learnt material isn't lost. I am known for my in depth, color coded cheat sheets that summarise topics in a clear and easy way that - when needed - I give to students as a nice reference for practicing exam questions. I not only tailor each lesson and overall structure to optimise performance, but also provide various techniques to convert daunting learning areas into fun and rewarding challenges.

Best of all, I'm a young, dynamic, relatable and enthusiastic tutor that loves to teach and gets a great sense of pride from my students success. I have plenty of references saying that I have a way with kids and always build up great relationships with my students. This is the most powerful and healthy thing for tutor as it inspires students to want to impress me which often gives them a newfound sense of self motivation that continues permanently.

My goal with tutoring is to catalyse independence, not dependence as most tutors do, in each student by showing students their own potential through helping them reach their academic goals. I always endeavour to be the best tutor I can be and provide the best results for my students.

Qualifications:

  • University of Western Australia (2014) - Bsc in Engineering Science (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Sacred Heart College (2010) - WACE (Australian) (School) (✔ On File)
Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

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