Making your maths results count

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    Teaching you maths, your way in Warrington, Lymm, Runcorn, Widnes and St Helens areas


How do you assess new students?

I use past papers initially to get a feel of where the student’s strengths and weaknesses are e.g. Algebra, Geometry, Number, Stats etc. Depending on time constraints I then use colour codes and a pyramid learning system which I’ve developed over the last few years. If time is not a concern I use the CGP books followed by a final 6 months of past papers.    

Do you give homework?

Yes, I normally give 1 hour of homework per week. I do this as an AFL (assessment for learning) to confirm my student has understood the previous lesson as well as to assess information retention.

Do you tutor Year 6 students for Grammar school entrance exams?

Yes I have tutored many students for these entrance exams with fantastic results.

Do you tutor students with learning difficulties?

Absolutely, I have had many students over the years with an assortment of learning difficulties that relate to their understanding of maths. These include dyslexia dyscalculia and dyspraxia.

What books do you use for tutoring?

I use the CGP revision and workbooks for GCSE & A level

What was your success rate with the new GCSE 9-1 exams in 2017?

  • Higher exam - 100% grade 6-9
  • Foundation exam - 100% grade 4-5

How long do you tutor for?

Normally I tutor for 1-2 hours per week, per student.

Do you have a current DBS/CRB disclosure certificate

Yes. My latest DBS certificate can be shown to you prior to, or at our first meeting along with my teaching qualification status certificates.

Do you teach from home?

No, I always travel to the student’s homes to teach

Do you only tutor one-to-one or take group lessons?

I offer one-to-one lessons only, at the moment, but if you would like to discuss a group booking then please contact us.

What exam boards do you cover?

I teach for AQA, OCR & Edexcel

What levels do you teach?

I teach GCSE, A Level, QTS Numeracy & Functional Skills

Are you a fully qualified maths teacher?

Yes, I have a Maths Degree, a PGCE and QTS. I can show proof of these certificates prior to, or at our first meeting along with my DBS check information also. 

Experienced and flexible maths tuition, in your home


    I met Darren and found him to be an open minded, knowledgeable and patient tutor. I had a total of 6 hours of tuition for my QTS Numeracy skills. I am so thrilled I passed my numeracy test which was my third and final attempt.

    Happy Student, Warrington.
  • Darren doesn't teach his way, he finds out how you work and teaches you short cuts and methods to get the answer. I am pleased to say that only after four sessions with Darren I was successful in passing my Numeracy QTS professional skills test. Thank you again Darren, I would definitely recommend him for anyone that in the same situation in the future.

  • I just wanted to show my appreciation as I found Darren to be a really good mentor and would defo recommend him to friends and family. He was knowledgeable and used a variety of learning styles to support and guide me.

    Very happy student, Warrington, Cheshire.

    Excellent. Darren has really boosted my daughter's confidence. He explains things clearly, shows patience when needed and is motivating at the same time.

  • Hi Darren. Thank you for your dedication & patience over last few days - I have no doubt Laura couldn't have done it without you.

    Joanne, Warrington, Cheshire.
  • Excellent.Very pleasant punctual, we will be signing up for the long term with Darren

    Marcus, Warrington, Cheshire.
  • Excellent. Thrilled with Sophie's results - she got an A* in maths! She is so thrilled and has decided to embark on AS maths. Thank you so much!

    A* in AS Maths
  • AQA
  • OCR