"In 2007 my eldest daughter was falling badly behind at school in Maths, something we only found out about after she did her Mock GCSE exam. We knew we needed to act quickly if she was to achieve any kind of a grade. I had heard Peter's name come up in conversation with many other parents I knew and decided I needed to contact him quickly to set up some lessons. Within 6 months she sat the exam and passed with a good grade. It then became obvious in 2010 that my second daughter was also struggling with the teaching she was receiving at school and she had little confidence at that time, therefore, without hesitation, I contacted Peter again and he agreed to take on another member of our family! When the GCSE 2011 results were announced we were once again delighted that another good grade had been obtained. Not only that but her confidence has come on leaps and bounds. Peter instilled in her that she could do it, she just had to believe in herself.
Peter is calm, understanding, extremely patient, enthusiastic about all his subjects and totally committed to his pupils and wants them to truly succeed. I would have no hesitation in recommending him"
"We have no hesitation in recommending Peter as a Maths tutor. Our son was struggling to understand, let alone like, the subject, and asked us for private tuition. He never looked back – with Peter’s calm and quiet manner, showing him how to use formulas to tackle problems, he started to enjoy and look forward to the 1- 2- 1 sessions, even being disappointed when I cancelled one because I thought he might like a rest in the middle of exams. During revision time he was even confident enough to help fellow pupils - a total transformation from confusion and frustration.
At the beginning of Year 11 his level at Maths was ‘C3’ and his target grade ‘B’. The mock GCSE results were slightly better at ‘C2’. In August he passed all 3 Maths papers at ‘A’ grade, a resounding success, due to our son’s hard work and Peter’s excellent help. Best of all, our son is now really enjoying doing it well, and is going on to study Maths at A level, something we had never imagined he would want to do. We are delighted for him. Thank you Peter, it wouldn’t have happened without you, worth every penny (sorry, unintended pun!)."
“We approached Peter when our daughter was having difficulty understanding some mathematical concepts in her preparation for GCSE and had been put down a set at school which affected her confidence in the subject. There is no doubt that Peter’s calm and sympathetic approach coupled with his ability to break down and explain points clearly at an appropriate level, helped our daughter to secure an A grade in her Maths GCSE exam and restore her confidence in the subject. We would have no hesitation in recommending Peter if you are looking for a tutor to inspire and raise your child’s confidence in the subject.”
"As a teacher and parent, I found it very reassuring to act upon a recommendation when seeking maths tuition for our daughter and we have been so grateful to Peter for all that he has done for Alice. She had spent year 10 successfully studying statistics instead of maths GCSE at school and although she had an A* in stats. was hoping to carry on maths at A level and recognised the gaps in her knowledge. Peter came to the rescue and worked calmly and quietly with her in year 11, building confidence levels and covering the syllabus so that she achieved the 2 A’s she needed in the 2 maths GCSE papers. More impressively, Peter was completely unphased one evening when, in the stressful build up to the summer exams, I cheekily asked whether he might give her some help in chemistry and physics. He is a very versatile and talented teacher! (To quote Alice, “I learned more in that hour with Peter, than I have all year at school!”) She gained A*s in the sciences too and is now taking A level maths and we are, of course, asking Peter to continue his tutoring!"
"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."