David W

My Passion & How I Inspire

My tutoring approach seeks to identify a student's weakest areas as quickly as possible then work systematically to improve those areas. My first session with a student will involve a short diagnostic test that I can use to get a sense of where they're at. After this, our sessions will be divided into learning key concepts, applying them to rigorous test questions under time pressure, and discussing and practising good exam techniques. The ultimate aim of my tutoring approach is to increase not only a student's ability but also their confidence going into a test; I have found that this plays a huge role in achieving good results. I also work to establish a positive, professional relationship with my student in order to build a supportive, comfortable working environment.

My Experience

Undergraduate: tutored peers in multiple History and English Literature courses.

SAT and ACT: several years of experience tutoring students preparing for tests.

A Level: tutored Edexcel Government and Politics: Political Ideologies.

KS3 Humanities: taught a combined curriculum of history, geography, government, and economics in the American school system for one year.

Subjects That I Teach

  • ACT
  • ACT - Undergraduate
  • ACT - SAT
  • Dissertation
  • Dissertation - Undergraduate
  • Dissertation - SAT
  • Economics
  • Economics - Undergraduate
  • Economics - SAT
  • English
  • English - Undergraduate
  • English - SAT
  • Geography
  • Geography - Undergraduate
  • Geography - SAT
  • Government and Politics
  • Government and Politics - Undergraduate
  • Government and Politics - SAT
  • History
  • History - Undergraduate
  • History - SAT
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy - Undergraduate
  • Philosophy - SAT
  • Politics
  • Politics - Undergraduate
  • Politics - SAT

My Qualifications

Texas Educational Agency certified to teach Social Studies at Key Stage 2 and 3.

B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin; History and Plan II Honours (interdisciplinary liberal arts).

Raymond E. Starr Scholar for History 2015

University of Texas College of Liberal Arts Merit Scholar 2015

University of Texas British Studies Department Churchill Scholar 2014

Sherborne School Academic Scholarship 2008

My Video Introduction

Fun fact

I lived in Texas for 7 years, where I went to an American high school and university.