Information About Duncan - Edinburgh tutor - (16 reviews)
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***SPECIALIST HIGHER TUTOR***
I am a current 3rd year Theoretical Physics mature student at the University of Edinburgh. Who recently took Highers at Edinburgh College. I offer tutoring for Higher Maths and Physics, and will also ensure students are prepared mentally and academically to enter university. I aim to offer a fun and engaging approach to tutoring.
I recently sat Highers at Edinburgh College as a precursor to starting my degree at Edinburgh University. During this time I was able to run small tutorial groups in the library to assist other students in learning the material, all students who regularly attended received As in Physics and Maths, and one has joined me at Edinburgh University.
During my second year at Edinburgh I was enrolled as a Maths Buddy as part of the School of Physics and Astronomy, this means that I and other 2nd years ran twice weekly tutorial sessions for 1st years studying Maths for Physics 1&2. The tutoring approach was one on one tuition. I will also enrol on this programme for the upcoming year.
In addition I have one year experience tutoring high school students in Higher Maths and Physics. During which I managed to raise several pupils from failing their prelims to passing the final exam with a B or above.
As a mature student I have gained valuable experience that enables me to relate material to people of all ages and backgrounds. It has also taught me to self motivate which is a skill I try to instil in my own teaching style. Above all I try to make the sessions relaxing and to make sure I try to get the student to really understand the problem in the context of Mathematics as a whole, how the various parts link together and the overall logical reasoning behind the different techniques and ideas.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Edinburgh College (2015) - Maths Higher A Band 1 (College) (✔ On File)
- Edinburgh College (2015) - Physics Higher A Band 1 (College) (✔ On File)
- Edinburgh College (2015) - Chemistry Higher A Band 1 (College) (✔ On File)
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Update: Grace got an A in her Physics higher, and it was a very difficult exam this year - we couldn't be more pleased.
We're quite stunned that Rebecca achieved an A in both Higher Maths and Physics and can't thank him enough for all his help. Thoroughly recommended.
Gives enough help but not too much . I still need to
work my way through the problem using techniques and explanations he has provided.
Update - August 2017
Just a wee update now that our daughter has the result of her Higher Maths -we are delighted that she achieved a B - this was a great result and a huge improvement on her prelim result of 36%!
As before, we would have no hesitation in recommending Duncan, and we are very grateful to him.
My daughter is confident that with continued help from Duncan she will get the grade she wants in her final exam.
After 8 lessons with Duncan, my daughter has gone from an F in her prelim to getting a B in her final exam. When she received the news, she was absolutely ecstatic and believes that she never would have achieved that grade without Duncan's help.
Duncan's enthusiasm for his subjects is clear and sessions seem to be enjoyable as well as informative.
Duncan is punctual, polite and professional.
Exams are still to come, but at this stage I would highly recommend him.
Results now in and with Duncan's help she has risen from a failed Higher Maths prelim to an A!
My son Billy liked him straight away and think he will be good for his confidence building. Would recommend Duncan to anyone
It is obvious that he enjoys teaching and the fact that he mentors students junior to him was one of the reasons we chose Duncan. He is enthusiastic in his teaching and has gauged my sons strengths and weaknesses well and has a style of teaching that gets my son to attempt the work while supporting him through the lesson.
We would have no hesitation in recommended Duncan to tutor your child.