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David W
Tutor in Camberwell, South East London

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Experienced teacher: primary age, 11+ and beyond

Hello, although I will be away on a tutoring assignment from 23 July until the end of August, I will still be teaching some of my existing students by Skype and will be happy to receive enquiries regarding tutoring in the Autumn term.

My experience of teaching children in Years 5 and 6 means that I am especially qualified to support children working towards 11+ and secondary transfer tests. I have very good subject knowledge of the primary curriculum and beyond, and have worked extensively with children on their English and Maths, helping them to make progress whatever their age or ability. As my references show, I have also successfully supported children with learning difficulties and special needs like dyslexia.

I can support home schooling and also assist adult conversational and EFL practice. Please ask me about availability during weekdays and office hours.

I have been a qualified teacher since 2007 and worked as a full-time primary school class teacher in Key Stage 1 and 2, mainly in Years 5 and 6. I have been tutoring children since 2014, teaching children from Year 1 up to Year 8.

I like to use my knowledge and experience to help people to learn and make progress, and I get a great sense of achievement out of that. As a teacher, I have learned how to use my skills to get the best out of students - a positive relationship is important, as is a sense of humour!

I also work for City of Westminster Archives on historical projects, for example about WW1 and Remembrance, and am the MCC's Community Teacher at Lord's Cricket Ground, helping to deliver its community education programme to local schools.

Away from teaching, I am married and we have 3 sons. I love sport, especially cricket and rugby, as well as art, music, reading and all those things that enhance our lives.
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Reviews and References

There are 18 reviews or references for David.

Written by Ranya M

extremely patient , experienced, gifted and top tutor

A fantastic tutor who teaches not only with enthusiasm and diligence but with humor. Mr. Ward has been tutoring my daughter since September 2014. My daughter, who has learning difficulty (dyslexia) found it hard to catch up with english and maths during her primary school years. Her maths and English levels was low (2/3) - by the end of Year 6 at the time that Mr. Ward started tutoring my daughter . In the beginning he assessed my daughter in these subjects and he was able to put strategies in place to help her understand and for her to put in practice what she had learnt with him. I have seen how my daughter has progressed in the year. She is now working towards Level 5/6 and is much more confident in completing her homework by herself thanks to Mr. Ward's determination and commitment.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
I am very happy with Mr. Ward's approach to his teachings and I am happy for my daughter to continue with him so much so, that I have also asked him to Tutor my 7 years old son too .
Written by John H

Highly Able Teacher

David worked for me for a number of years as a teacher in a primary school where I was the headteacher. I would happily have David Ward tutoring my children. He is a committed individual who works hard and has a good understanding of teaching and learning. He is calm and measured and children relate very well to him. He is equally able in teaching children in Y6 as he was in teaching children in Y1, which is quite a skill in itself. As an individual David is well read, and has a very broad educational background which enhances the way he teaches and means he is very knowledgeable. I would have no hesitation in recommending David to you as an excellent tutor
Subject:
Primary
Outcome:
Children made very good progress whilst being taught by David.
Written by Peter D

Re David Ward

Thank you for asking me to be a referee for David Ward. I am delighted to vouch for one of the best primary school teachers I have worked with through my role as Education Officer at Westminster Archives in the past decade.

I have known David for around eight years. This was initially through projects we ran at both Burdett Coutts and St Matthew’s primary schools, at both of which David taught Y6 children. Neither of these schools has an easy catchment area and this is what made me aware of David’s capability as a teacher. He has an aura of quiet authority, which meant that discipline was never a problem in the classroom. However this was not the only quality David possessed. He is a committed teacher who would always go above the call of duty to deliver an inspiring curriculum to the children he taught. Every time I brought a project to him he would take it one step further. For example when we ran a project on Charles Darwin he built on our history work by developing cross curricular strands in maths and science. Only the most dedicated teachers in my experience do this and this is typical of David’s dedication to his profession.

When David told me he was leaving St Matthew’s school I made a move to employ him as a freelancer to help me deliver our education programme. He helped me with our WW1 Centenary project, which involved leading sessions with ten local schools at the Household Cavalry Museum at Horse Guards in November 2015. David’s work on this project was critical to its success. His commitment to his work makes him stand out from other freelancers I have used who would not display such a conscientious attitude.

David is a great team player. I spoke to a number of staff and they shared my view that David’s work for us had been outstanding. One particular quality, which many people noted in David was his determination and perseverance. He never accepts second best.

David has a friendly pleasant nature and all of the staff at Westminster Archives has appreciated his contribution.

I can strongly recommend David and am confident that he will prove to be a valuable addition to your staff.
Subject:
Primary
Outcome:
It has been fantastic to have david work for Westmsinter Archiges recently on a free lance basis. teachers of his qulity are few and far between.
Written by Rachel J

Reference - David Ward

(The most appropriate option for David's role was not in the above list.)

David worked as a class teacher at St Matthew's CE Primary School from 1st September 2013 until 31st May 2015. St Matthew’s is a one form entry church school in the centre of Westminster. Currently, there are 200 pupils on roll, 62% of whom have English as an Additional Language, and 29% entitled to FSM. I began working with David in January 2014 when I joined the school as Headteacher.

David taught across all areas of the curriculum within Year 5 and 6 and also led a extra curricular activities including a Computing Club and a Maths Club. He was very aware of the importance of enrichment activities within the curriculum and was involved in a range of projects to enhance the children’s learning and experiences.

David’s class had a wide variety of behavioural, social and academic needs including a pupil with a full time statement for Special Educational Needs; he worked closely with the Senior Leadership Team and other colleagues to ensure that all pupils' needs were met. He differentiated plans accordingly to ensure pupils working below, at and above age related expectations were fully challenged in all lessons. He used assessment procedures appropriately to track pupils' progress and attainment and reported this to parents both formally and informally. David was also involved in monitoring meetings with the Senior Leadership Team throughout the year to track pupil progress and attainment.

David followed all school policies and procedures appropriately. He consistently demonstrated excellent behaviour management and the children responded well to his high expectations. David built positive and friendly relationships with pupils, parents and staff at school and was professional in his outlook.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.
Subject:
SAT
Outcome:
David worked as a class teacher at St Matthew's CE Primary School from 1st September 2013 until 31st May 2015.
Written by Vicky H

Subject:
11 Plus
Written by Yvonne T

Good first session
Subject:
Common Entrance Admissions
Written by Vicky H

David has been working with my son for a few weeks now, mainly reading comprehension and writing. As a primary school teacher, he knows exactly what is expected and is doing a great job of drawing ideas out of my son (who can be very reluctant when putting pen to paper!). I would definitely recommend him.
Subject:
11 Plus
Written by Hana S

Written by Hana

Mr Ward was teaching my son English, writting comprihension. My son's English improved alot, thanks to Mr Ward. I wanna him for my daughter now, he is a excellent teacher. I would defenately recomend Mr Ward
Hana
Subject:
English
Outcome:
Mr Ward was fantastic teacher. He was teaching my son English comprihension. My son's understanding of English has improved alot. Thanks to Mr Ward. I wanna have him for my doughter now, he'
Written by Gregory C

Great patience with Anya - she opened up & was quite interactive.Not as bad as we had feared !
Subject:
Maths (Primary)
Outcome:
More lessons
Written by Anastasia E


Subject:
Non-Verbal Reasoning
Written by Vicky H

Review by Toby age 10

Mr Ward was really great. I didn't like doing reading comprehensions, and writing stories even less! He made it seem fun. Now it's all over I can look back and remember how much Mr.Ward helped me.
Outcome:
Fantastic!
Written by Vicky H

outstanding!

With the helped of M.Ward, my son got an academic scholarship from our first choice of private school. Needless to say, we are over the moon. I thoroughly recommend Mr.Ward as a first rate English and maths tutor.
Outcome:
Outstanding
Written by Alexandra F

Absolutely fantastic tutor

David tutored my daughter in English for about 6 months before her 11+ exams at what are probably the most competitive schools in London (St.Paul's, North London Collegiate, Latymer, Godolphin&Latymer, Francis Holland, South Hampstead). The results was phenomenal - she went from somewhere near the bottom of her class in English right to the top, but best of all, she really learned to love English. She loved the lessons with David - he teaches with a lot of humour, whilst imparting all the crucial skills for picking up those marks in the exams. He managed to unlock her confidence and creativity - so much so that she came skipping out of some of her exams, telling me how much fun English part had been! She achieved excellent results and was invited for interviews at all schools she applied for - and offered places in the first round at almost all of them. We couldn't be happier and feel very lucky that we found David! Thank you!!!!
Subject:
11 Plus
Outcome:
Offer of a place at several of the most competive top independent schools
Written by Omone P

Written by Charlotte G

Struggling shy student to teaching the class!

My 8 year old daughter was struggling with her maths. We had tried other tutors but nothing seemed to be sticking with her. She was starting to get the impression she was 'no good at maths' which I thought would be hard to shift once set in. David's delicacy, patience and humour coupled with his knowledge of the maths school curriculum brought her gradually up to speed. She knows her times tables now. This term was taken out of the extra maths class in school. She also volunteered to take a maths class in adding and subtracting decimals at school. It has been great to see her confidence grow, with David's encouragement. This has really been a huge turn around in 6 months.
Subject:
Maths (Primary)
Outcome:
A great success.
Written by Omone P

Written by Charlotte M

Thoughtful, encouraging,

David teaches maths to my three kids, now aged 11, 13 and 13. I have seen their understanding and confidence in maths grow with his help. He is thoughtful, encouraging and calming. He has a really nice manner with them, talking to them as equals and gently discovering where confusions lie and finding ways to clarify and explain. His years of experience really show - I can tell he's worked with kids of all abilities and he has found ways to connect with each child. My children really trust his way of explaining things. He's a great tutor and I really recommend him.
Outcome:
Huge improvement for each child which I've seen in their grades. My daughter was in bottom set in her old school and is about to go into top set in her new school.
Written by Edith P

Thank you for the wonderful job!

We hired David to help out with our 6 year’s old transition from State to Independent school.

We only have one child and did not have the privilege of past experience.After trying a number of tutor websites and agencies, we finally decided to stick with Tutor Fair due to their speed of response and excellent customer services.

When we identified David as our ideal tutor, were still not sure until our daughter had her first session.After her session she was very keen to have David as her teacher and wanted us to negotiate with her school so that he could replace her school teacher, unfortunately she was disappointed that this was not possible.

Our daughter has enjoyed her lessons greatly, her performance has improved remarkably and she has now moved from the bottom to the upper quarter.

As parents, we learnt a lot from David, pointing us in the right direction for our daughter’s resources i.e music sessions, handy tips, links to websites, reading materials the list is endless.

In summary, we have found our experience with David very fruitful and value for money, unfortunately we are leaving Camberwell for Guilford hence the reason we have to terminate our contract. We hope we will find a match to David otherwise our daughter will not forgive us.

As first timers, it was a daunting process but Tutor fair and David made the whole process smooth and enjoyable. We would not hesitate to recommend David to any parent looking for a private tutor.
Subject:
English
Outcome:
Our daughter has enjoyed her lessons greatly, her performance has improved remarkably and she has now moved from the bottom to the upper quarter.
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Education and Qualifications

David's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Sussex
Degree
BA Hons History
Grade
2i
Institution
Courtauld Institute of Art
Degree
MA History of Art
Grade
Distinction in Thesis
Institution
University College London
Degree
Diploma in Archives Administration
Grade
Distinction
Institution
London Southbank University
Degree
PGCE Teaching (Primary)
Grade
Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)

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