Duncan S - tutor  

Duncan S
Tutor in Hampstead, North West London

£70.00 per hour

5.0
(11 reviews)
(11 reviews)
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About Duncan

Friendly tutor, with in-school experience (9-1 GCSE)

I specialise in GCSE Maths & Sciences (including the new 9-1 GCSE courses). Full-time tutor with over 2000 hours of tutoring experience.

I have a real passion for tutoring, and for finding engaging, productive ways to teach. Over the years, I have worked with children and adult learners with various requirements, and I have a proven track record of success. I keep a small roster of pupils in Years 9, 10 and 11. My 2017 GCSE Results (including the new 9-1 Maths) are below:

STUDENT 1
Biology (A), Chemistry (A), Physics (A), Maths (8)

STUDENT 2
Biology (A*), Chemistry (A*), Physics (A), Maths (7)

STUDENT 3
Physics (A*), Biology (A), Chemistry (A), Maths (7)

I pride myself on being friendly and approachable as a tutor, creating a relaxed atmosphere where I encourage discussion and questions. I find this environment leads to a much better understanding of the work and also gives students a real confidence in what they are learning.

I am offering a discount at the moment for online lessons, these will be charged at £55 per hour.

Please send a message before booking as my availability can change at short notice. I can sometimes accommodate lessons not shown on my availability calendar and weekend lessons are occasionally available.
Hourly rate: £70.00
Type of tutoring: In-person and Online
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Reviews and References

5.0
(11 reviews)
(11 reviews)

Highly Recommended

Written by Mary Jo B
Duncan tutored my eldest daughter (age 16) in Maths and she got an A. I was so happy with the result I decided to use. Duncan again to tutor my youngest daughter (age 13) in both Physics and Maths.
Duncan is patient, friendly and has a good rapport with my children.
Outcome:
My daughter got an A in her exam

Well prepared, patient and got results!

Written by Kellie M
Duncan tutors me in GCSE physics and he figured out very quickly that I’m not very good with the formulas / maths side of things and so now we focus on that.

When we meet we talked through the syllabus together, which is great for my confidence when I know the material but Duncan doesn't make me feel silly when I don't understand something. I ask lots questions along the way and Duncan is very good at explaining things in different ways and using examples.

Duncan is always prepared (with his notes and a pop-quiz to test me at the end of the session), really nice and patient which is exactly what I need.
Subject:
Physics (GCSE)
Outcome:
I'm so much more confident now and getting higher marks than all my friends!

Relaxed, calming tutor - definitely recommend!

Written by Carol D
I went to Duncan for a single 2 hour session to prepare for an upcoming audition I had. It was my first audition after leaving drama school and I was feeling nervous about my preparation and performance.

Duncan was very friendly and calming from the second I met him. He gave me tips on how to deal with my nerves, and made me feel quite confident about the preparation I had already done. The extra work and direction he gave me on the performance of my song and monologue helped make it a lot better! I would definitely use him again, and recommend him to others for any acting or audition preparation.
Subject:
Acting
Outcome:
I felt a lot more confident and relaxed going into the audition (and I nearly got the job - down to the last 2, which was very encouraging for my first audition)

An excellent tutor

Written by Guille M
Received physics and maths tutoring over the course of a few weeks. I highly recommend Duncan for his extremely polite manner and his knowledge of both subjects, as well as his great ability to teach which allowed me to understand complicated concepts with ease.
Subject:
Physics
Outcome:
Currently finishing my A levels and waiting for results.

We would both recommend him highly

Written by Andrea F
This reference is for Duncan who tutored my 16 year old daughter Adriana for her GCSE examinations in the 3 sciences and Math.

Both my daughter and I found him to punctual and reliable. More importantly he showed tremendous patience and care towards Adriana and very knowledgeable in his subjects and how to prepare students for these examinations.

He gave her the confidence‎ she needed to go in prepared for the task ahead.

We would both recommend him highly and will call upon him for his assistance with her A levels.
Subject:
Science
Outcome:
He gave her the confidence‎ she needed to go in prepared

Written by Joelle P
Subject:
Maths (Primary)

Written by Emma L
Subject:
Physics (GCSE)

Written by Jennifer M
Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)

Written by Keren K
Subject:
Physics (GCSE)

Excellent tutor-highly recommended.

Written by Samantha H
My son has improved In Maths since Duncan started tutoring him a few weeks ago. He is very empathetic and has built his confidence and belief in himself in just a few sessions. He is always curteous and punctual, and is extremely knowledgable in his subjects. I would highly recommend Duncan for any child that is struggling at school and needs someone to bring the best out of them. Thank you Duncan and Tutorfair!
Subject:
Maths (GCSE)

Written by Samantha H
Subject:
Maths (GCSE)
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Education and Qualifications

University

University of Glasgow
Physics
BSc (HONS) 2-1
Langside College
Acting & Performance
HND

School

Thurso High School (SQA Highers)
A Levels
  • Physics
    A
  • Maths
    A
  • Chemistry
    A
  • French
    A
  • Computing
    A
  • English
    B

Prizes and Scholarships

In my penultimate year at high school, I was one of the recipients of a private bursary in the Highlands & Islands for the top 3 students in our academic year.

Other Qualifications

As well as private tuition, I also have the following experience:

• Workshop leader in NHS funded school workshops to develop and improve communication skills and raise awareness of health issues (12-14 year olds).
• Support worker for weekend workshops (with 15-17 year olds) on performance and writing skills
• Assistant co-ordinator for open days at University of Glasgow, speaking to parents and prospective students about the degree course in Physics and arranging 'fun-day' activities

Availability

Tutors’ calendars change often. We recommend that you contact Duncan if you don’t see the right slot.

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