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David Tan Tran- The Engineering Tutoring School


Mathematics and Statistics Specialist

Sydney tutor in Algebra, Calculus, English, Further Maths, IELTS, Maths, Maths Methods, Statistics, International Baccalaureate (IB) Mathematics, LaTeX, MATLAB, SAT, SPSS, RStudio

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Sydney CBD

(3 student reviews)

Hi my name is David and I am a degree qualified Engineer and have also completed a Masters degree from University of Western Australia in 2013. Tutoring is my passion, I am constantly refining my tutoring skills and approaches and have full confidence that I can drive all students to achieve their academic goals. I have taught university, secondary and primary students. As a side, I go from a variety of textbooks and past exam papers and will go an extra mile to get you better questions with worked out solutions if needed as well. My teaching style is warm and relaxed, without being overly casual. I believe in a positive learning environment, with a focus on staying "on topic". I am a patient, diligent and friendly tutor, and as such I am always able to fill the gaps in students' logical though processes.

I have also done statistics tutoring for undergraduates and postgrads at NSW/ACT universities. My thesis - "Correlation between gold price movement relative to share price movements of Australian Stock Exchange companies" in my final year obtained a Distinction grade at university. I keep up-to-date with current stock price movements and follow financial markets on a worldwide scale. I have kept the majority of my statistics textbooks, notes, tutorials and online quizzes that I have gone through with past students. As well as this, I completed Statistics Advanced (MATH1905) and Statistical Models (STAT2011) at Sydney Uni and have experience using R Commander, R Studio software. I am well versed up till an intermediate level of statistics and can help with weekly laboratory and exam preparation.

I am able to help primary and upper high school students in all areas of English including: reading, spelling, writing and listening. I can give feedback and homework in the areas of creative writing areas which cover the following tasks: recount, procedure, poetry, narrative, literary response, information reports, explanation, discussion, factual descriptions and expositions. I have also sat the IELTS exam a couple of times in the past, the first time as a test to gain entrance into university and the second time for work purposes and obtained bands of 8.5 and 9.0 for the speaking section respectively and believe that having a tutor who can communicate with a student is imperative for success. I have still kept my IELTS resources which may be of help to students in helping to better understand the structure of this exam.

Subjects that I can tutor-


Mathematics Advanced 2 Unit

Mathematics Extension 1

Mathematics Standard 1

Mathematics Standard 2


Analysis and Approaches (SL or HL)
Applications and Interpretation (SL or HL)




Mathematics (No Calculator & Calculator)

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1

SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2





H1 Mathematics

H2 Mathematics

O Level Additional Math


IELTS English Teaching

NSW Maths Stages 4, 5.1, 5.2 & 5.3

IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)

Microsoft Excel software- Data Analysis and Assignment Assistance

MATLAB Programming Language

MAGMA Computational Algebra System

Python Programming

Wolfram Mathematica

R Statistical Programming Language, R Studio, R Commander, R Cloud

SPSS Statistics Software package

STATA Software for Statistics and Data Science

University Units that tutored regularly in the past:


MATH1002 Linear Algebra

MATH1005 Statistics

MATH1014 Introduction to Linear Algebra

MATH1015 Biostatistics

MATH1111 Introduction to Calculus

MATH1011 Applications of Calculus

BUSS1020 Quantitative Business Analysis


ECON1203 Business and Economic Statistics


STAT7055 Introductory Statistics For Business and Finance


200052 Introduction to Economic Methods

200032 Business Statistics


26134 Business Statistics

37161 Probability and Random Variables


MATH101 Algebra and Differential Calculus



I have 9 years experience tutoring in Perth and Sydney. In 2014-2017, I have tutored on campus at: University of Sydney, UNSW, Western Sydney University and I have a strong grasp of the content on a week to week basis as well as having the resources and textbook to work from.

I have all relative course work, books and materials at my disposal, coupled with my 9 years experience as a tutor.


✔ Bachelor of Engineering (Honours), Commerce(Finance) - obtained Distinction grade for thesis "Correlation between gold price movement relative to share price movements of Australian Stock Exchange companies. " - Western Australia School of Mines

✔ Masters of Professional Accounting - UWA

✔ American College Testing - Mathematics Scale Score : 32/36 (97th Percentile US Rank) & Writing 7/12 (65th Percentile US Rank)

✔ Completed the SAT Exam- Obtained 780/800 in the Mathematics section of the composite test (99th Percentile Nationally Representative Sample), 790/800 in Mathematics Subject Level 2, 750/800 in Mathematics Level 1 (92nd percentile)

✔ Finished and Obtained Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education. Completed A-Level in H1 Maths and GCE O-Level Additional Maths

✔ Enrolled in the Chartered Financial Analyst(CFA) Program- CFA Level I Candidate – with May 2021 Exam Date

✔ Studying at Sydney University in Bachelor Science (major in Statistics)

✔ IBM Certified Specialist- SPSS Statistics Level 1 v 2

(All certificates available upon request)

University Qualified
University tutoring experience
Have had Double Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccinations
First Aid Certificate
Native speaker of English, born and raised in Australia
National Police Clearance Number: CK9127314. Check Release Date: 10/12/19
NSW Working with Children Check Number: WWC0544135E. Expired 22/04/25



7 & 8 (Junior Years)

9 & 10 (Intermediate Years)

Year 11-12 (Senior), University
$90 an hour


Group Tutoring/Package Deals- The cost of tutoring ranges from $80/hr to $90/hr for individual tutoring, with group tutoring rates as follows:

$130/hour for 2 students ($65.00 per person)
$150/hour for 3 students ($50.00 per person)
$180/hour for 4 students ($45.00 per person)
$215/hour for 5 students ($43.00 per person)

I limit the group sizes to a maximum of 5 to tailor to the individual and groups needs.

Preferred Payment Method:
Cash- If our session is face-to-face.
EFTPOS Accepted
Mastercard and VISA Accepted
Credit Card Accepted- American Express (AMEX)
Bank Transfers from Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) accounts - 36 hours paid in advance
PayPal Accepted

Cancellation Policy:
For regular students there is no penalty for cancellations made with more than 6 hours' notice. If cancelling at short notice, without mitigating factor, a minimum fee of $65 will apply per the scheduled hour. For high school students , the minimum booking time is 2 hours and maximum is 3.5 hours per home visit. The minimum booking time for university students is 1.5 hours.

Credit Card Fee:
Payments by American Express (AMEX), VISA and Mastercard will incur a 5% additional fee.

Road Toll Fees:
Toll fees will be an additional cost for coming to a students home. The base location will be measured from Entertainment Quarter/SCG/Moore Park taking the fastest and quickest path to a students home by vehicle.

PRE-PAID/ADVANCED PAYMENT (For 10 Lessons in a Term~ 14.75% discount):
Year 11-12 (10 Lessons x 2 hours a week)= $1,534.50 a term per student
Year 9-10 (10 Lessons x 2 hours a week)= $1,449.25 a term per student
Year 7-8 (10 Lessons x 2 hours a week)= $1,364.00 a term per student
University Level (10 Lessons x 1.5 hours a week)=$1,150.88 a term per student

For larger groups, please give a message and I can come up with a quote.

ABN: 713 696 437 57 ( A tax invoice can be provided upon request)
ACN: 645543513

I am available 7 days a week from:
Monday- 5:30 PM- 11:30 PM
Tuesday- 5:30 PM- 11:30 PM
Wednesday- 5:30 PM- 11:30 PM
Thursday- 9 AM- 10 PM
Friday - 5:30 PM -11:30 PM
Saturday- 4:30 PM -10:30 PM
Sunday - 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

All tutoring services can be done face-to-face or online. Some weeks I may have more availability than other weeks but can work around on a different schedule on first come, first serve basis.

Student Discount

Special Offer - Introductory Offer- First lesson is $59/hour

Working With Children Check

Yes, I'm cleared to work with children in New South Wales until 22-Apr-2025 (details available on request)


Joined Tutor Finder on 30-Jun-2015 (updated profile on 24-May-2022)
Tutoring Location
  • Online Tutoring
  • Home Visits within 35 kms
  • Private & Group Tuition


English (Primary, Secondary)
IELTS (Tertiary)


Algebra (Secondary)
Calculus (Secondary)
Further Maths (Secondary)
Maths (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary)
Maths Methods (Secondary)
Statistics (Secondary, Tertiary)

Other Subjects

International Baccalaureate (IB) Mathematics, LaTeX, MATLAB, SAT, SPSS, RStudio

"Without david my hsc dreams would have not been fullfield he is definitely the best maths tutor i have ever had and."

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