"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 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.”
"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."
"Peter has been an enormous help to our daughter who was feeling overwhelmed by science GCSE in which she needed to be successful. Peter has a kind, quiet and very patient approach. His ability to clarify content whilst assisting a learning process, and to increase the student’s subject confidence is invaluable. Our daughter was enabled to not just pass, but to achieve far higher grades than she ever anticipated. She is delighted, and so are we. Thank you!"
Peter has tutored my daughter towards her A Level in maths for 12 months. Peter is professional, communicates efficiently, is very knowledgeable and reliable. My daughter found his support and expertise invaluable and he developed her from a grade D to a B.
I would recommend Peter for maths and chemistry tuition at A level.