Information About Dewi - Highbury tutor - (3 reviews)
This is how 2 referees rated Dewi:
I am an experienced tutor with a proven track record of getting results out of my students. I have a degree in Physics from Imperial College London and for a number of years worked in electrical engineering, gaining a Certificate of Higher Education from Aston University.
I am a fluent Welsh speaker.
I have worked as a private tutor for three years and have way over one thousand hours of experience. I have worked with people of all ages and abilities, including primary school aged children, adults, individuals with autism spectrum disorder and children with behavioural difficulties. As part of an initiative in Flintshire I worked with a group of excluded pupils, preparing them for their GCSEs outside of the traditional school setting. I also ran a program for more able and talented pupils at a Denbighshire primary school. I have a proven record of getting results and significant improvement from my students and references and testimonials can be provided to testify to this.
“My daughter was getting D grades in her GCSE intermediate maths she needed a C to do A-Levels at sixth form. So I contacted Dewi to tutor my daughter in maths, I found Dewi to be reliable and a great source of help for my daughter. She has just passed her maths GCSE with a B grade, I would highly recommend Dewi as tutor” ★★★★★
“I contacted Dewi to help us with our son who is having a hard time getting to grips with his A level maths. Dewi was very quick to respond to my text messages and he was able to make a quick appointment to help our son get through his resit. My son was more upbeat after having the hour with Dewi and he seems to be getting to grips with the maths now, so we are still currently using Dewi as he has been a great help, very pleasant and great with our son. I would definitely recommend Dewi to any struggling student, or concerned parent.” ★★★★★
“We decided to employ a home tutor for our son for GCSE Mathematics to enable him to reach the necessary grades required for him to continue his education at college. Dewi was willing to come to our home on a weekly basis until the examinations. He was courteous, always on time, and had a lot of patience. His support and way of teaching suited our son, he explained mathematical problems clearly ensuring that our son understood every step, and provided dedicated individual attention. Our son had no hesitation in asking any questions. He was obviously very knowledgeable in his subject areaThis resulted in an increase in our sons confidence in mathematics which affected his learning, his grades increased significantly in a short period of time. One important contribution from Dewi was the provision of supplementary notes which summarised information that our son could easily revise and increase his understanding. Our son passed his examinations successfully which we are sure would not be the case if not for him. We are really grateful to Dewi for his input and would recommend him without any hesitation to any other parent or student.” Lona
“Dewi always came on time and was quite flexible if he or we couldn’t make a day for him. By week 2, Bailey was very much at ease with him and always looked forward to the lessons. Dewi worked on the areas that Bailey was the weakest in or didn’t understand and even went over the whole structure of the syllabus with him and provided all the formulas for every topic in maths which came very handy. Homework was given regularly in the form of past papers and any errors that was made in the answers, Dewi would explain them and give him more questions in that particular area to get right. Bailey was tutored right up to the day of the 1st exam paper and in between the 2nd one. After the long wait, a C grade was achieved and we told Dewi the news. Bailey was saying at the time that he thought the exam paper seemed easier and felt quite confident because he remembered all the important points that Dewi told him.
There’s not a large age gap between Dewi and Bailey so communication between them was an important factor and as a result Bailey knew what Dewi was looking for in the answers to get the marks, he never felt embarrassed if he still didn’t understand the question and there was growing confidence in Bailey in understanding maths. With passing his exams a few years earlier, Dewi knows all the tips and know-how of the subject to pass onto the student to achieve the desired grade. When Dewi contacted me about his plans to move to London, I was disappointed with the timing as my daughter wanted tuition from him yet so pleased for him with all the opportunities waiting for him there.
I would recommend Dewi to any student as they will be very lucky to have him and he will make sure they get the grade but they will to put in the hard work too. ” Aileen
“My son started year 10 GCSE Physics with very little confidence and we were worried that he would get ‘left behind’ and never catch up. Dewi instantly formed a rapport with my son providing positive encouragement and immediately identifying the problem areas and explaining things in a calm, reasoned and patient manner. Having the ability to ask questions on a one to one basis outside the more formal classroom structure really helped my son to rationalize things and to grasp the principals and to apply these to sample exam questions. My son improved from a probable D/E standard to B in his GCSE, which he and we were really pleased with. In year 11 we also asked Dewi to provide GCSE mathematics tutoring as my son needed to gain a grade B for his college course and was only on course for a C. Again, Dewi’s tutoring proved invaluable and the required B grade was achieved.
I cannot recommend Dewi highly enough, so much so that my son actually looked forward to his visits, something I never thought I would be able to say about a teenage boy having extra tuition !
I’m sure that the support provided by Dewi has opened up many more opportunities and choices for my son that probably would not have been available without his help” John
“Dewi worked with our daughter in the run up to her exams as she had totally lost her confidence . His calm, patient and encouraging approach put her at her ease. No answer was silly, but a point for exposition. I would really recommend Dewi as our daughter achieved A in both the numeracy and Higher Maths papers Diolch yn fawr iawn Dewi.” Jane
I always tailor the sessions the specific needs of the student, taking into account their personality and learning style, what they're hoping to achieve and the time we have available. I tend to make the sessions fairly informal and engaging and aim to really pique the student's interest in the subject, which makes the learning process a lot easier.
For me, the first priority has to be maximising performance in exams and coursework but I also aim to cultivate a deeper understanding of the subject in my students. This not only provides confidence going into exams but also gives a solid foundation for their next level of study. Confidence here is key, and this confidence will come from a thorough understanding of the subject which can only come from practice, hard-work, explanation and time (so starting early is best though short-term tuition is still effective).
In my experience, fear is often the biggest barrier to understanding maths so it's essential that the student feels free to make mistakes and get things wrong in the sessions. This is a necessary part of getting to grips with the subject. Therefore, whilst I take the overall project of tuition seriously, the sessions themselves are often quite relaxed and conversational and I encourage the student to have as much input as possible.
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Additional Languages: Welsh
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Aston University (2014) - Electrical Engineering (Other) (✘ Not On File)
- Imperial College London (2010) - Physics (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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