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About this site

This site was created because of my love for teaching maths. And because I want to spread this love, I decided to start this blog on maths. It is mostly directed to all of you who are uncomfortable with anything maths. The posts will mainly be chronological, starting with very simple concepts, but I may digress and put in a more advanced topic now and again as I find topics in my own personal maths journey. Posts will be labelled and categorised accordingly so you can review older topics or skip ahead to other topics. Please leave comments  on the Comments page or requests for clarification on the Contact page. Happy maths travels!

About Me

I currently tutor maths after retiring from two full careers. My first career was astronautical engineering in the US Air Force. It was in this career I learned and used most of my math skills. During this career, I also taught university maths in the evenings to Air Force personnel. It was here I discovered my love for teaching maths. My second career was business intelligence analysis for several companies. I started this career after moving to Australia where I currently live.

If you live in Australia and would like to enquire about using my services as a tutor, please send me a message with your email details on the Contact page. I will respond as soon as possible. The tutoring will be online and I have been very successful with this method. With one exception, all of the reviews I have received below were from online students. I tutor maths for year 10, VCE students (years 11 and 12) and university students.

Reviews

The following are reviews I’ve received from students:

2021: David has been instrumental in helping me to achieve better results in mathematics and increase my confidence with challenging topics. He has a deep level of understanding and he is able to explain difficult problems and give me the tools that I need to prepare me well for Methods.

2021: David has been very knowledgeable about all the maths concepts I’ve had to learn this year. He explains things clearly and is easy to work with. He has helped improve my maths ability.

2021: David is an amazing tutor who is always there for support and is a wonderful teacher

2021: David has been very knowledgeable about all the maths concepts I’ve had to learn this year. He explains things clearly and is easy to work with. He has helped improve my maths ability.

2021: Maths Methods was not my strength however, since starting lessons with David it’s been a great experience has my grades have steadily improved and I enjoy the subject so much more. David has made me feel welcome and comfortable asking questions. Having David as my tutor is very effective and he has made each lesson incredibly helpful and clear with revising and learning new topics week to week. I very much enjoy my lessons it’s a good balance of laughs and heads down focusing on new content.

2021: David was such a great tutor to have during my final year of High School. David has tutored both my brother and I, and was always so encouraging and patient. When I was struggling to grasp a concept he took the time to explain it in multiple ways sometimes outside of our lesson period. He also took the time to get to know me as a student. I highly encourage using David’s tutoring services!

2021: I am in Year 10 and doing math methods and David has been great. He helped me catch up from lockdown work that i never did and has been the reason I passed my last two SACS. I get through the chapters way faster and with much better comprehension. He is very nice especially when I make very dumb mistakes. My whole family have used him for a variety of levels of math (my mum did a masters degree and my brother is in general maths) and we have all had amazing experiences. Would highly recommend him to any student of any age or level who is struggling with maths.

2019: I credit David with the reason I have my Masters Degree (MBA). I had failed to complete Financial Management twice. David coached me through the semester assisting me with understanding complex concepts in a simple way. Using his life experience he helped me to tackle accounting and finance related analysis within the subject. He was willing to be available to me at a moments notice so I wouldn’t waste time on the problems I couldn’t solve. I cannot thank him enough or recommend him more highly

2018: David was really great. He understood where I was at and explained things on my level which in turn helped me understand and solve my math problems. He’s very patient and provided great resources to support me. Totally recommend!

2018: David tutored me in statistics while I was studying graduate level math at the University of Melbourne. I had very little math background to draw upon but he made it work so well and was able to provide me ways to apply the math using my own understanding of mathematics. He has an excellent capability for grasping how one’s logical mind works, and then applying that to the language he uses in order to get someone to understand something. In the end I passed the subject with a high distinction. I highly recommend him for anyone requiring tutoring in any level math, he works well with all age groups and learning abilities.