About Me

I have over 10 years' experience delivering Mathematics education to with children with specific educational and behavioural needs such as: autismADHD, ADD, dyslexiasensory processing disorder (SPD), high-functioning autism (Asperger’s Syndrome), language delay, memory difficulties, focus and concentration difficulties, and other needs. 

PGCE, QTS, B.A. (Hons), SLE (Specialist Leader in Education) LPT (Lead practitioner Trainer), TMS (Teaching for Mastery Specialist) for the NCETM (National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics) 
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Specialist Experience and Skills

My experience training SEN students how to excel in Maths including GCSEs; I am a passionate teacher of Mathematics. I am currently teaching students with low prior attainment in year 7 to high prior attainment in year 13. I have extensive experience teaching KS1 to KS4 and have taught both A-level Maths and further Maths. I have prepared students for the following public examinations, 7+, 11+, 13+, Scholarship Exams, GCSE/IGCSE, Level 2 further maths and A-Levels. My specialisms lay in teaching to excel at the GCSE examination across the Edexcel, AQA, and OCR specifications. I also specialise ... Read More
My experience training SEN students how to excel in Maths including GCSEs; I am a passionate teacher of Mathematics. I am currently teaching students with low prior attainment in year 7 to high prior attainment in year 13. I have extensive experience teaching KS1 to KS4 and have taught both A-level Maths and further Maths. I have prepared students for the following public examinations, 7+, 11+, 13+, Scholarship Exams, GCSE/IGCSE, Level 2 further maths and A-Levels. My specialisms lay in teaching to excel at the GCSE examination across the Edexcel, AQA, and OCR specifications. I also specialise in giving students a strong foundation between the years 5 to years 9 with a focus around the 11 plus and KS2 Stats. 

My experience with teaching Children with Dyslexia; As a dyslexic person, I have developed and utilised strategies that enable me to survive academia and achieve a degree in maths but also to survive in the workplace. I have also refined my personal experience through academic literature and teaching young people with dyslexia. I understand the patience and insight necessary for them to make maximal progress. 

My skills and experience teaching children with processing and memory difficulties and sensory needs; In my current role, as Professional development Lead for the London Thames Maths Hub and Lead practitioner at Harris Academy Bermondsey, I work with various schools on the Development of Math’s teaching. I am an expert on Maths Mastery, which is an approach to teaching mathematics that is built on the idea that anyone can learn maths (not just students with specific minds or skill sets). I have presented my ideas nationally and used them with my students the impact of this has been far-reaching. My students with sensory, processing and memory difficulties have excelled and I’ve been part of the maths hub team sharing these ideas across a wide range of schools across the country. 

My skills and experience developing meaningful and trusting relationship with children with SEN; Mathematics is my specialism, so I often want to encourage communication and growth through mathematics. However, for many students academic progress is not the only outcome we would be looking for and as a teacher I can help students to build their soft skills. When I was head of a department of 13 Math specialists I had to liaise closely with the SEND (Special Education Needs and Disability) team to provide targeted support for students with, autism, ADHD, SLCN and dyslexia. I have worked with several young people with autism and have been able make significant proress in short period of times. In addition, as a classroom teacher I work with students that have a wide range of SEN at a variety of ability and ages. I have learnt to be very adaptable, modifying my communication to ensure my students are highly engaged in learning. It’s through this engagement that I’m able to ensure that regardless of their particular need they grow in self-esteem and confidence. 

In addition, my work with the Department for Education as part of the Shanghai teacher exchange programme has enabled me to further widen my understandings around teaching Mathematics. The skills gained from this exchange have shown me how both the system and culture in Shanghai have helped to profit their mathematics education; this exposure has enabled me to embed elements from Shanghai into my teaching practice. 

My skills and experience teaching English including writing and spelling; I specialise in getting children to engage in language through mathematics but have worked with KS2 and KS3 students to help them specifically in Engaging in English. I have tutored English Language and literature up to age 13. 

Outside of teaching; Outside of teaching I enjoy watching anime, playing badminton and reading manga. I also play the guitar, dominoes and chess as well as learning how to play the piano and violin with my son. 

My Teaching Philosophy

My philosophy of education is that all children have the potential to grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. I believe that progress will be maximised when there's attention to detail and care is taken to understand the student as an individual. I create an atmosphere where error's are seen as a healthy part of learning and students are invited to share their ideas and take risks.

Something Sensational About Me

I LOVE MATHS and EDUCATION.

I am a mathematics specialist with a love of education. As a mastery specialist I train teachers how to engage with students so that every student in a class of 30 can make progress. I have refined my process so that your child can make maximal progress 1-1.

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    Availability

    • Tuesday 18:00 - 20:00
    • Wednesday 18:00 - 20:00
    • Thursday 17:30 - 19:00
    • Saturday 9:00 - 17:00
    • Sunday 13:00 - 19:00

    Qualifications and Training

    • Shanghai Exchange;
    • SEND training;
    • BCME9 Conference part of CPD;
    • Mastery Specialist training;
    • Pearson’s Conference part of CPD;
    • Progress 8 part of CPD;
    • TAM King College London and MEI Masters credits;
    • Growth Mind-set part of CPD;
    • Outstanding teacher Programme part of CPD;
    • Oxbridge Training Oxford and Cambridge University;
    • BCME8 Conference part of CPD;
    • Safeguarding Online certificate.
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    • Shanghai Exchange;
    • SEND training;
    • BCME9 Conference part of CPD;
    • Mastery Specialist training;
    • Pearson’s Conference part of CPD;
    • Progress 8 part of CPD;
    • TAM King College London and MEI Masters credits;
    • Growth Mind-set part of CPD;
    • Outstanding teacher Programme part of CPD;
    • Oxbridge Training Oxford and Cambridge University;
    • BCME8 Conference part of CPD;
    • Safeguarding Online certificate.

    Choose me if…

    • You want an experienced leader of education.
    • You want someone who can support you liaise with your SENCO or other SEN professionals.
    • You want someone to be very adaptable, and able to modify my communication to suit the individuals I teach.
    • Your child feels disengaged in maths
    • You feel like nothing will help your child improve in maths

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      Chris C

      Educating our young one was a huge concern for us as we know how challenging it can be for parents who don't feel confident about promoting their children's progress. That all changed when David became involved. Thank you so much. The consideration taken for the methods used and the way you encourage relating lessons back to the real world has made such a difference to our daughter and to us!

      Anthony C

      What an amazing tutor! David has provided my son with the increased confidence he needs to sit mathematics examinations. Brilliant intervention and really timely for us given the pandemic and the shake up of standard classroom teaching. Thanks David!

      Kyle D

      We had tried numerous options to try and motivate our Son, with no avail. I think where David shone brightest was his ability to make our Son want to do better for himself as opposed to trying to appease us. He made learning fun again, a true gift.

      Chantel G

      Prior to hiring David as a tutor for my daughter, I struggled to find a tutor locally who could build on her subject knowledge, love for learning and confidence in maths and English. David has helped her progress significantly and thanks to his fantastic work, my daughter was able to secure a place in grammar school. Thank you David!

      Jennifer F

      David was amazing with my daughter. He helped her with her study skills. He also understood my daughters struggles and adapted his teaching skills to help her. Thank you David.

      Symone McD

      David is a fantastic tutor, he knows how to make learning fun and dissect knowledge into digestible chunks for my son. Would recommend his services to all.

      Ryan Wilson

      David is and outstanding tutor. He has fostered a love of learning that has fed into all areas of his life. He was great with my son and helped him improve in a number of subject areas.

      Richard

      David helped my son to achieve, by improving his processing of information and understanding. I found his style of teaching worked well and he understood how to structure the lesson to support a child with SEN

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