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.
“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 tutored Daisy during year 11, primarily in Maths, but he was very flexible and willing to switch to Science as needed without prior notice. Peter has a calm, patient approach and finds a way of explaining concepts, so that they are easy to understand. The focus for each session was agreed at the start, tailored to our daughter's immediate needs. Peter's tutoring certainly helped to build our daughter's knowledge and confidence in Maths and Science and contributed to achieving results above her expectations.
Peter worked patiently and effectively with our son for three years. The outcome is not only that our son got the grade 7 he deserved but that he is a capable mathematician. The current situation in state school is that your child may be in a class with over 30 kids and a newly qualified teacher who knows little of their students' ability or potential. I can recommend Peter wholeheartedly to help overcome these obstacles and boost your child's confidence.