Peter is simply an outstanding teacher! Some teachers leave an unforgettable mark on their students and Peter is definitely one of these for us. My daughter, having moved schools many times, was struggling with Maths and Chemistry, so I took her out of school a few months before GCSE's to be taught by Peter - and he really changed her whole attitude towards those subjects. His patient and interesting explanations have inspired her with new confidence and interest, so much so that now she plans to take Chemistry A-level. I can't recommend Peter more highly.
"Please do not think twice about seeking help from Pete for any student who needs that extra support on the maths or science front. With one of our teenagers with a complete lack of belief in his ability in Maths and predicted to fail to attain that all important C grade, and another with a passion for Science but a lack of progress in school with the maths skills to support her, we turned to Pete for support and guidance. His amazingly patient and gentle approach empowered and equipped both to achieve what they had come to believe was beyond them on the GCSE front! More importantly, what better recommendation can there be than a student who absolutely relished her tutorial time and has taken her skills, together with the strategies she developed, forward into the further study of science."
"We found Peter to be a very calm, patient, understanding and reliable tutor. Instilling confidence, our daughter felt well prepared for her exam, and achieved the grade she required. We would recommend Peter as an excellent Tutor."
"Our daughter's confidence in maths was shattered by some very poor teaching when she was 10 years old and she struggled in the subject until we found Peter Halfpenny. Now that she is 15, having benefited from Peter's tuition for two years, we are beginning to see her return to her true ability in the subject. Her recovery has been possible because of Peter's calm and positive manner and his patient attention to effective approaches to problem solving that are built on principles that he secures with his pupils early on. Peter has helped our daughter rediscover her self-belief in maths and helped her to approach it in a methodical and productive manner. We are absolutely delighted. We couldn't recommend Peter too strongly to anyone looking for some support if their children are struggling with mathematics."
My son thoroughly enjoyed being tutored by Peter as he was professional, calm and encouraging with expert knowledge of the curriculum and gave valuable advice on exam technique whilst using methods of consolidating the learning with index cards etc. between sessions. Also he was committed to getting the maximum out of each session. I would definitely recommend Peter to anyone looking for a tutor.