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## Maths |
Hourly Rate |

Primary | £30.00 |

Secondary | £30.00 |

GCSE | £30.00 |

A-Level | £30.00 |

University | £30.00 |

Casual Learner | £30.00 |

My name is David. I am experienced at tutoring maths to GCSE and A level.

I am not a clock watcher so you’ll always get value for money.

I have been tutoring for 5 years since completing a degree and masters in maths at the university of Manchester. My experience has been a wide range from those more confident students to those looking for help to try and build on their confidence.

I would be happy to provide you with some references if you think you would be interested in lessons.

I often find that the main thing to get right when tutoring is to find a suitable pace for the student which is testing but not too fast for them. It’s always better to understand a few things fully and build on that understanding than to try and do too much too quickly.

When students find maths difficult it is more often than not that they have missed a small amount of understanding along the way that has made the next few steps difficult. The first thing I generally try to do is to go back to easier questions to confirm where the student is more or less confident and patch up any gaps in understanding. This makes it much easier for us to progress forward with more demanding questions.

After this I try to relate difficult questions back to easier examples we're seen. This makes those tricky questions a lot less intimidating.

**university of manchester**(2010) - Mmath(combined bsc and masters) (Masters) (✘ Not On File)

Date Registered: | 24/10/2010 |

Date Last Logged In: | 04/12/2016 |

Tutees Providing Feedback: | 19 |

Tutees Providing Positive Feedback: | 19 Av. 4.95/5.00 |

David**From Ryan (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* It is obvious that David has a great understanding and ability of Maths. He really gets you to think about what the question is asking you and which Maths skills can be applied to the problem. I found it really useful when he would then guide me through an alternative method to help get a better understanding of the subject. He is very engaging and he is does not watch the clock, if you are working through a set of questions he will make sure you get through them regardless of time. The amount you get out of your time with David on how much you put in and he will more than surpass that. He took me from a C at A-level Maths at best to getting a very strong B. I would thoroughly recommend David to anybody as he is a great teacher who shows a deep understanding of all topics of Maths.

David**From Emma (5/5): ** *(Primary Maths)* Really great guy. Patient, attentive, knowledgable and friendly, everything we were looking for and more. Our 8 year old is responding really well to the Maths sessions. Her confidence is growing so much as a result, highly recommend David.

David**From Tim (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* Great communication with parents. Take time to establish rapport and goes at appropriate pace for child.

David**From Adeola (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* David was great at teaching me things i couldn't understand before and is extremely kind and professional, with a very flexible time schedule.

David**From Alexandra (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* Would definitely recommed David, he is very patient and explains things clearly.

I am very grateful for the help he gave me towards my higher level Maths papers and wish I had found out about him sooner!

I am very grateful for the help he gave me towards my higher level Maths papers and wish I had found out about him sooner!

David**From Netre (4/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* David is punctual and my daughter is getting on really well.

He is never in a hurry to leave, is flexible and will move at the pace that she is comfortable with. Really pleased she has him as her tutor, even better as she picked him.

He is never in a hurry to leave, is flexible and will move at the pace that she is comfortable with. Really pleased she has him as her tutor, even better as she picked him.

David**From Shaun (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* David is most definitely a 5-star tutor. From the first moment he was able to put Conor at his ease, assess his weaknesses and quickly drive for results by ensuring the basics of each section of mathematics was understood and practised before moving on to a different subject area. We gave David a huge challenge – a 4 week window in which to upskill Conor in areas of the higher mathematics paper and the idiosyncrasies of the American CollegeBoard SAT examination terminology. David took this in his stride and provided intensive tutoring which was both effective and motivational and Conor went into the first exam feeling at ease and far more confident.

The biggest accolade comes from Conor himself … someone who has struggled enormously with maths and confidence in his abilities in the subject … “Although we are having 2 hourly tutoring sessions, it only feels like 20 minutes because David makes it fun, interesting, explains everything really well and makes me want to succeed”. Continued tutoring for the second exam has really pushed Conor who feels he has “learnt and understood more in 8 weeks than I did in a whole year at school”. Praise indeed and it is most worthy. We cannot recommend David highly enough, apart from being a great maths tutor he is also an extremely personable, unassuming young man who is more than willing to sacrifice his own time to ensure subjects are covered off fully before ending a session. David is also timely, efficient and keen to praise and recognise his students efforts.

The biggest accolade comes from Conor himself … someone who has struggled enormously with maths and confidence in his abilities in the subject … “Although we are having 2 hourly tutoring sessions, it only feels like 20 minutes because David makes it fun, interesting, explains everything really well and makes me want to succeed”. Continued tutoring for the second exam has really pushed Conor who feels he has “learnt and understood more in 8 weeks than I did in a whole year at school”. Praise indeed and it is most worthy. We cannot recommend David highly enough, apart from being a great maths tutor he is also an extremely personable, unassuming young man who is more than willing to sacrifice his own time to ensure subjects are covered off fully before ending a session. David is also timely, efficient and keen to praise and recognise his students efforts.

David**From Carole (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* David has been helping our daughter with preparation for her GCSE maths.He so far has proved to be incredibly successful in helping my daughter gain a better knowledge of the subject,increase her confidence and help her begin to enjoy the challenges David sets.David is polite,punctual and quite often stays over his allotted time in order to complete work he has planned.I would definitely recommend David to my friends.

David**From Sharon (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)*

David**From Sarah (5/5): ** *(Secondary Maths)* David has been a very patient and encouraging tutor for my daughter, he has only been a few times so far but she has already increased in confidence. He is always punctual. We will certainly continue to use David and would have no hesitation in recommending him.

David**From Claire (5/5): ** *(Secondary Maths)* David has only had two sessions with my son so far but already he has established a great working relationship.

Seb says that David's explanations of topics make them so easy to understand .

He is a highly proficient tutor but warm and friendly , reliable and motivated .

David doesn't just go over current school work . he aims to move students on to new topics , so that they are always ahead in school and therefore increase in confidence .

Seb and I would thoroughly recommend David and are so lucky to have found him .

Seb says that David's explanations of topics make them so easy to understand .

He is a highly proficient tutor but warm and friendly , reliable and motivated .

David doesn't just go over current school work . he aims to move students on to new topics , so that they are always ahead in school and therefore increase in confidence .

Seb and I would thoroughly recommend David and are so lucky to have found him .

David**From Jaqueline (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* David is a very polite, easy going person, my son seems to get on very well with him in his tuition and he's explanation to order the Math is very clear, making easier for my son to understand it.

David**From Michelle (5/5): ** *(A-Level Maths)* Excellent tutor, he has been able to explain concepts that my children have struggled with at school. David is able to adapt his teaching style and has supported my child doing a levels and my child with dyscalculia. He is very friendly and professional.

David**From Julie (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* David is a very good tutor, adapting his methods to fit his student's needs - my son achieved an A* in GCSE Maths this summer

David**From Vicky (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* So far we are very pleased with David , he is reliable and my daughter is pleased with the progress she is making with him .

David**From Anna (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* Luca has settled well to his maths sessions with David and is enjoying them. David has quickly increased Luca's confidence in his own ability after just a few sessions. We are really pleased with his progress so far.

David**From Maria (5/5): ** *(Primary Maths)* Lauren is enjoying her maths tuition. She finds David's approach encouraging and his explanations easy to understand. David works at exactly the right level for Lauren and her confidence is already improving after only three sessions. I would highly recommend David. Thank you!

Maria

Maria

David**From Annabel (5/5): ** *(GCSE Maths)* Thank you David, Joe is actually enjoying doing maths with you and finds your way of explaining things easy to understand. We are so pleased we found someone local to tutor him, and hope you find the arrangement as satisfactory as we do. Annabel

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From Natasha (5/5):(GCSE Maths)My daughter really enjoyed her first session. Already it has given her a confidence boost.