Mathematics and Statistics Academic
Perth tutor in Algebra, Calculus, English, Maths, Maths Methods, Statistics, International Baccalaureate (IB) Mathematics, IELTS,
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 at NSW 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 can perform the majority of hypothesis test and am happy to explain the methods in getting to a solution.
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-
HIGH SCHOOL CERTIFICATE (HSC):
Mathematics Extension 1
WESTERN AUSTRALIA (WACE)
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE (IB):
Maths Standard Level (SL)
Maths Higher Level (HL)
GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION (GCSE, iGCSE):
SCHOLASTIC ASSESSMENT TEST (SAT) :
Mathematics (No Calculator & Calculator)
SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1
SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2
AMERICAN COLLEGE TESTING (ACT):
INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM (IELTS):
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
R Statistical Programming Language, R Studio, R Commander
SPSS Statistics Software package
STATA Software for Statistics and Data Science
University Units that tutored regularly in the past:
MATH1002 Linear Algebra
MATH1014 Introduction to Linear Algebra
MATH1111 Introduction to Calculus
MATH1011 Applications of Calculus
BUSS1020 Quantitative Business Analysis
UNSW (UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES)
ECON1203 Business and Economic Statistics
UWS (WESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY)
200052 Introduction to Economic Methods
200032 Business Statistics
UTS (UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY)
26134 Business Statistics
37161 Probability and Random Variables
UNE (UNIVERSITY OF NEW ENGLAND)
MATH101 Algebra and Differential Calculus
I have 8 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 8 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)
✔ 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)
✔ IBM Certified Specialist- SPSS Statistics Level 1 v 2
(All certificates available upon request)
University tutoring experience
National Police Clearance
First Aid Certificate
Current Member of Australian Tutoring Association (ATA)
Native speaker of English, born and raised in Australia
Years 7-8 (Middle School)
9 & 10 (Intermediate Years)
Year 11-12 (Senior), University
$85 an hour
Group Tutoring/Package Deals- The cost of tutoring ranges from $75/hr to $85/hr for individual tutoring, with group tutoring rates as follows:
$120.00/hour for 2 students ($60.00 per person)
$141.50/hour for 3 students ($47.50 per person)
$170.00/hour for 4 students ($42.50 per person)
$200.00/hour for 5 students ($40.00 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.
Mastercard and VISA Accepted
Credit Card Accepted- American Express (AMEX)
Bank Transfers from Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) accounts - 36 hours paid in advance
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 $50 will apply per the scheduled hour. For primary and high school students , the minimum booking time is 1.5 hours and maximum is 3.5 hours per home visit. The minimum booking time for university students is 1.5 hours.
Travelling to students homes, there is an additional cost travelling away from the CBD. I base my distance from Claremont Station off the WAZE app and/or Google Maps whichever is the fastest route.
Distances of 30-50 km [30-50 km)= $10
Credit Card Fee:
Payments by American Express (AMEX) will incur a 5% additional fee.
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)
I am available 6 days a week from:
Monday- 7.30AM to 10.30PM
Tuesday- 7.30AM to 10.30 PM
Wednesday- 7.30 AM to 10.30 PM
Thursday- 7.30 AM to 10.30 PM
Friday - 7.30 AM to 10.30 PM
Saturday- 7.30 AM to 10.30 PM
Sunday - N/A
Special Offer - Introductory Offer- First lesson is $59/hour
Joined Tutor Finder on 15-Jul-2017 (updated profile on 06-Dec-2019)