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H
H Lo
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H
H Lo
« Desmond is a patient tutor who is keen on instilling a solid understanding to begin with which is essential to mathematics. He is clear in his explanations and has a strong belief in practising the given methods thoroughly which this has given me a great deal of confidence which I lacked before in maths. I had Desmond for my first year of A level, managing to attain a strong A grade and I am sure I will be able to continue my progress into my A2 with his help »
£100/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Desmond
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Chess
Levels
  • All Levels

Desmond - Wimbledon - Chess

Methodology

Whether your child needs help for an exam or generally boost their confidence, I believe that can offer them methods of learning, which they may not been given in class.

I am now taking booking for the next educational year 2017-2018

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Chess

- Tell me about your qualifications.

Masters in Engineering at Imperial College

- How much do you charge?

Please refer the rates information. I may be able to offer a discount for a block booking.

- Where do you teach?

The areas that I generally cover include Putney, Wimbledon, Southfields, Clapham, mainly the South West London Areas.

- When are you available?

This is negotiable - currently I am quite busy, but will fit you in as required.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

From 11+ to A-Levels

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

11+, 13+, GSCE, AS, A2

- Do you have a personal message for students?

What I Offer?
Providing them guided understanding
It is important for children to have the particular understanding of a topic from an early age. A poor understanding at an early age can be difficult to correct and I will ensure that a good understanding is provided.
Giving them problems to solve and examples
In essence, improving your understanding is down to practice. I will provide your child with many questions to help further their understanding
Focusing on your child's exam techniques
Exams technique is a different aspect to understanding. Your child will have timed papers in order to simulate exam conditions.
A friendly and enjoyable atmosphere
It is important for your child to enjoy his experience. Children do not have a tendency to ask questions in class due to low self-confidence and low-self esteem. However, due to smaller groups, children are more confident and are able to express themselves.
I have tutored for over seven years from ages ranged from ten to eighteen in both Maths and Sciences, achieving successful grades for both national exams to university and entry requirements to new schools. I have been able to ensure that the full syllabus of the subject is covered so that the child is fully prepared for any exams.

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Desmond is one of our best tutors. They have a high-quality profile, verified qualifications, a quick response time, and great reviews from students!

Experience

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have been teaching since I graduated from university, which is approximately 12 years. I have had a variety of clientelle, ranging from 7 year olds in preparation for primary school entry to 18 year olds who are soon to be taking their A-Levels.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

Yes DBS certificate number 0(concealed information)5.

- Tell me about some of your current students.

Refer to (concealed information) - testimonials based on the last 12 years have been provided here.

Rates

Transportation Fee : £1
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £1
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £1
Lessons offered by Desmond
Individual
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Chess
Levels
  • All Levels

Desmond's CV

• Civil Engineering
• CRB Checked

7 reviews on Desmond
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.

7 recommendations

H
H Lo

Desmond is a patient tutor who is keen on instilling a solid understanding to begin with which is essential to mathematics. He is clear in his explanations and has a strong belief in practising the given methods thoroughly which this has given me a great deal of confidence which I lacked before in maths.
I had Desmond for my first year of A level, managing to attain a strong A grade and I am sure I will be able to continue my progress into my A2 with his help

E
E Barnard

Des was an extremely effective and diligent tutor for our daughter, providing consistent, challenging and fun lessons, which were tailored for her capabilities. We were very pleased that she obtained good As in her GCSE and A levels

J
J Chen

At the moment, he is tutoring my son aged 11 years, also in mathematics. He is in a state school and we wanted Desmond to help increase his confidence and to bring him up to a level ready for secondary school. In the 8 months of tutoring with Desmond, Joseph has improved by 3 SATs sub-levels and now feels much more confident in Mathematics. He finds Desmond approachable and easy to ask questions if he is unsure of anything.

V
V Nunn

Desmond tutored my daughter through her 11+ exams, in both maths and science. He was very calm and patient, explaining all the work in a way that she understood, as well as always having endless past papers on hand for her to work through. With Desmond's help my daughter ended up getting an A* in maths and the science prize. I would thoroughly recommend him

S
S Hart

My 10 year old daughter was struggling with maths and had 11+ loaming. We started with Desmond twice a week and he helped enormously. He is very focussed and thorough, and steadily worked through all the topics she was struggling with. He was tough with her whereas at school she had been 'coasting'. She gradually regained her confidence. School noticed an improvement. She did well in her mock test and passed the 11+ maths exam with an A grade. We have a lot to thank Desmond for

A
A Caroll

Desmond tutored my son for nine months prior to his A level maths exams. He was able to explain what he needed to know,
he motivated him and gave him confidence in his abilities and helped with exam technique. My son's grades improved from a D in his AS levels to an A in his A levels helping him to secure his university place where he is now in his second year. Since then my son has continued to do well in his maths at his university course in Product Design.

H
Hafeez

Desmond helped my daughter ( Y5+Y6) to catch up with the Maths she had missed while we lived abroad and helped to prepare her for the 11 + exams so that she found it an easier task (as she was sitting for 7 schools). She managed to attain 6 offers and went to the school of her choice. He also tutored our son ( Y2) to help him adjust to skipping an academic year and catch up with the maths he had missed out on learning.

I would highly recommend Desmond as a maths tutor

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