-A Level/IB Economics
-A Level/IB Maths
-A Level Further Maths
I have over 3,000 hours of tutoring experience, ranging from ages four to forty-four. I tutor both online and in-person, single and group classes. My students include those studying A Level/IB Maths and Further Maths; GCSE Maths; A Level/IB Economics; and Oxbridge Admissions. I have tutored in the UK, as well as across Europe, China and Japan. I have a lot of work experience and training with kids and am DBS certified.
I am from Watford, Hertfordshire. I went to Watford Grammar School, where I gained my GCSEs and A Levels in Economics, Maths, Further Maths, German and Politics. I then read Economics at Clare College, Cambridge where I specialised in Econometrics and Development Economics. I found it to be a little defunct studying development economics solely from the perspective of a developed country and so I moved to China, where I was part of the prestigious Yenching Academy of Peking University, studying for a Master's in Economics and Management with China Studies. In China, I work for the Asian Development Bank as a Research Assistant. I am currently studying for a PhD in International Development at King's College London, having completed an MSc in Development Economics in 2020-21, where I came first out of 102 students. I am really passionate about my PhD research and enjoy discussing with my students where appropriate! My schedule means I can form three-to-four year student-tutor relations and hopefully see students through several stages of their academic journeys.
I have always been grateful to my parents for finding tutors to help me to gain confidence and to achieve more highly in the areas of my schooling I found toughest. Without this support I would not have been able to get into my target secondary school, dream university, and then subsequently be able to pursue a full scholarship to the best university in Asia, work for global development finance institutions and embark on a doctoral degree programme. Thus, I hope to be able to do the same for students. As an aspiring academic, I hope not only to be a good educator, but also an ambassador for my subjects, highlighting not only how to get good grades, but how this study can impact our thinking of the world.
My blog posts
04/04/2022: A Guide to the TMUA
I would describe myself as optimistic, funny and patient, and I think applying these qualities to a re-imagination of the classroom curriculum will enable my students to go on to achieve highly. I have a proven track record of delivering results to my students, both in exams, and in pursuing their chosen university careers.
My classes focus on understanding multiple approaches to a given answer and understanding which are most well-suited to the individual student; and use this is as a basis to bolster exam technique and success.
I think this approach is well designed in building a good rapport with students and creating a safe space where they can ask questions that they may otherwise feel embarrassed to at school!
What I do when I am not tutoring
I tutor alongside my PhD studies in London. Outside of my studies, my biggest passion in life is travelling and I hope to visit every country in the world during my lifetime - I am currently at 46! I love cooking. I am a board games enthusiast and unbeatable at Scrabble and Settlers of Catan. I love logic puzzles and reading. I love to write, to quite some acclaim and I am launching a podcast in the coming months.
''My daughter had about 6 sessions with Daniel. Amazingly, she is now able to resolve even the more challenging questions in mechanics. Daniel always made very good preparation before the sessions, and his way of teaching is effective. My daughter is picky, but Daniel must be very good at communicating with her as she enjoyed the lessons and made improvements very quickly. She is very happy with Daniel. She has finished all the relevant assignments from the school now, and her self confidence has improved. It really brought a nice close to her Maths study at A level. As a parent, I am very happy to see that she has closed the gap in an important topic [Mechanics], which means a lot to her.'' (Mother of a Year 13 student - Online lessons)
''Daniel's teaching and coaching has helped [our son] immensely. He breaks the subject down and explains the methodology to a level [our son] understands. This empathy and knowledge is impressive and Daniel's skill is in tutoring [our son] to a level where he now has the confidence to tackle his Maths GCSE positively. I have no hesitation in recommending Daniel'' - Mother of GCSE student
''We wanted to thank you again for the time you spent with [our daughter]. I don’t think she could have been any better prepared. After the final mock interview she did with you the night before the actual interview, she was absolutely buzzing'' - Father of Oxbridge Admissions student
''[Our daughter] is very happy and feels more at peace in that Daniel is making it much easier for her to understand what was difficult and that she is making progress'' - Mother of A Level student