"I am so happy!" These are words I didn't ever think I'd hear from my son when he received his maths GCSE result, but I did. Working for a year with Peter was fundamental to this outcome. My son struggled with maths, in part due to dyslexia, but Peter helped my son recognise what he did know before helping him to fill in the gaps. All this he did in a hugely supportive, reassuring and motivating manner, ensuring his student believed in himself at all times. I highly recommend Peter.
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.
"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."