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.
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 .
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
Children made very good progress whilst being taught by David.
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.
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.
Reference - David Ward
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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.
David worked as a class teacher at St Matthew's CE Primary School from 1st September 2013 until 31st May 2015.
Good first session
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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.
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
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'
Great patience with Anya - she opened up & was quite interactive.Not as bad as we had feared !
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.
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.
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!!!!
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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.
A great success.