Information About David - Oxford tutor - (14 reviews)
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I graduated from Oxford University with a Masters in Engineering and have just finished my PhD at Oxford with research in Liquid Crystal Lasers and Holographic Projection. I now work full time as a postdoctoral researcher. I love travelling, climbing mountains, every sport and everything to do with cars! I also play quite a few instruments in my spare time and enjoy gigging whenever I get the chance. I'm friendly and easy to get along with.
I have tutored individuals and small groups from Key Stage 3 to Undergraduate level. I love teaching and have always got involved with teaching/training in the various jobs I have had. I have been tutoring through first tutors for over five years, teaching over 30 students to date.
What most students need is something different from school, something more engaging and more direct. The brain is most effective when it is well stimulated by what it is doing. I get to know my students and develop a rapport that not only helps us enjoy our sessions, but also lowers the barriers to learning. It's good to laugh during a lesson!
I follow the syllabus closely to ensure every topic is covered fully. As a dyslexic I understand how confusing some teaching styles can be; my methods are always clear and direct, usually from a more intuitive perspective. The notes we make during a lesson are emailed to the student in PDF form to use a revision notes in the future - my students have always found this particularly helpful!
I am happy to offer short-term, high-intensity tutoring for last minute exam revision if required. I have taken a number of students through 2-3 weeks of daily two hour tutorials before exams and am well practised in highly efficient learning styles for the last minute crammer!
I can help whether you are struggling with the basic concepts or working hard to make sure you get all the top grades.
I am happy to set up a recurring day and time or organise each tutorial on a weekly basis. I have a public calendar online I keep updated with my available times to help you plan our tutorials into your schedule.
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Availability: Weekdays (evenings)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Oxford University (2013) - 2:1 MEng Engineering Science (Masters) (✔ On File)
- Caerleon Comprehensive (2009) - A at A Level (Maths) (School) (✔ On File)
- Caerleon Comprehensive (2009) - A at A Level (Further Maths) (School) (✔ On File)
- Caerleon Comprehensive (2009) - A at A Level (Physics) (School) (✔ On File)
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I can truly say that David helped Matt to really understand what he was doing. He rebuilt the slightly shaky foundations of the first core modules and built upon that with the later modules and options. David even helped with his Physics at times when Matt was truly stumped.
For my part, I found David very responsive and easy to deal with. He was honest about progress and always willing to make extra time for Matt if we felt he needed it. David was very sensitive to the fact the Matt had taken a knock to his confidence, and I think that Matt felt that he had someone else on his side (there was a little bit of hero worship too).
I would highly recommend David as a tutor.
I enjoyed tutoring Ed and I wish him all the best in the future!
Thanks so much!