-A Level/IB Economics
-A Level/IB Maths
-A Level Further Maths
I have over 1,000 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; Mandarin Chinese; Oxbridge Admissions; Consultancy Case Preparation; and English as a foreign language. I have tutored in the UK, as well as across 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. 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.
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.
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 44 and hope to add 4 more to the tally this year. 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 am currently writing a cooking book and a comedic look at expat life in China.
''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