David N VERY RESPONSIVE
Tutoring near Brookfield & Toowong, Brisbane, Queensland

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Around Brookfield

Sunday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Around Toowong

Sunday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Travel policy

Travel to nearby public locations (Indooroopilly library, Kenmore library, Toowoong library, or the QASMT school library for QASMT students) is free, otherwise there will be an additional transport cost.

About

OBJECTIVE:
I am highly passionate about problem-solving, specifically in the context of programming and robotics, and would love to nurture a similar passion within yourself through Computer Science, Mathematics and Physics.

SKILLS:
Through my teaching experience (as evidenced below), I have refined my ability to break down complex concepts and effectively communicate them, through intuitive examples, to my audience. In particular, I excel at presenting content in novel manners and maintaining my own enthusiasm, to keep you engaged and motivated.

CERTIFICATIONS:
Currently, I'm a grade 12 student completing the International Baccalaureate at the Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology. I used to attend Brisbane State High School as an academic scholar.

My higher level subjects are: Mathematics, Computer Science and Economics. My standard level subjects are: Physics , English Literature and German Ab-Initio. Over the past 3 years, I have consistently achieved the Gold Principal's Academic Excellence award, for achieving a GPA above 6.67 per term. My strengths are: Computer Science (1st out of 34 students), Mathematics (2nd out of 28 students) and Physics (4th out of 27 students).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
2018 - Present: Peer STEM tutor (Tutoring grade 10 and 11 students for Mathematics, Physics and English)

2017 - Present: QASMT Physics Olympiad Club (After attending the 2016 Junior Physics Olympiad and achieving a silver medal in the 2016 Australian Physics Olympiad, I initiated the QASMT Physics Olympiad Club for students to collaboratively explore physics. I plan meetings and teach other students)

2016 – 2017: Queensland Virtual STEM Academy (Volunteered as a tutor in the QVSA Algebraic Reasoning course, where I worked with a class of primary school students over algebraic reasoning problems and techniques. In particular, I effectively employed alternative media and methods to allow for efficient communication of complex concepts in a manner that suited my young audience)

ADDENDUM:
Upon request, I can offer a free trial session to allow for your full mentoring experience satisfaction.

Please do not hesitate to contact me (email: dnguy85@eq.edu.au, phone: 0410 125 244) if you have any queries about my availability locations, availability times or hourly rates - these are all flexible.

Achievements

  • 2013, Grade 7: Vice captain at Brookfield State School
  • 2013, Grade 7: Represented Brookfield State School at The National Young Leader's Day
  • 2016, Grade 10 to 2018, Grade 12: Engagement Ambassador (Represented QASMT at various advertising/outreach events like Open Day stalls/tours, Girls STEM power camp, Year 10 Orientation Day, STEM Symposium)
  • 2016, Grade 10 to 2018, Grade 12: Tech Ambassador (Volunteered as an ambassador for Technology at QASMT, with a mission of inspiring a passion for technology within the community (both the student, school-wide and wider community), helping out with the communities technical issues, while also implementing or partaking various projects like UQ Tech Day, Games Design Club, Tutorial handbooks, Games competitions, STEM newsletters)
  • 2016, Grade 10 to 2018, Grade 12: First Tech Challenge (In 2016: Team Vice-Captain, In 2017: Team Captain, In 2018: Team Mentor), coordinated team and distributed roles/tasks to work effectively i.e. set roles like Hardware, Software, Logbook, Outreach/Sponsorship, CAD – also learnt soft skills like how to motivate others to work, what to do when others do not do their share, how to deal with team disputes
  • 2017, Grade 11: UQ Award for Leadership (Awarded for consistently demonstrating academic, school and community service leadership throughout schooling)
  • 2018, Grade 12: Leo’s Club Treasurer (Cooperated with other Leo’s Executives, Lion’s Club representatives and school ARC to plan and coordinate the entire 150 member Leo’s Club for various events like Cross Country barbeques, Bake Sales, and Movie Sleep-out nights, which then fundraise money to donate to charities like the Blue Dragon Children's Foundation, Save the Bees Australia and the McIntyre Centre Riding for Disabled – currently have raised around $4000)
  • 2016, Grade 10: Australian Business Week (As the CEO of my ABW team, ensured we worked effectively and productively together in the ABW project, which involved us making financial choices in a live-market simulation and designing advertising campaigns for a hypothetical business)
  • 2016, Grade 10: Junior Physics Olympiad (A week-long intensive Physics camp at UQ to prepare for the Australian Physics Olympiad)
  • 2016, Grade 10: ANSTO Big Ideas Forum (A one-week trip down to Canberra as representative of Queensland and QASMT, where I used ANSTO resources/facilities and collaborated with 22 other Australian students to answer my Big Science Question of “How do we power humankind's future society with Nuclear Energy in a reliable, sustainable, eco-friendly manner?”)
  • 2017, Grade 11: International Science School Fair (Represented QASMT and Queensland at ISS – a bi-annual, fortnight-long meeting at Sydney of 140 science-passionate students from around the world (US, England, China, Indonesia, Japan), to acknowledge their academic achievements, meet leading scientists and researchers like Dr Karl, use world-class facilities and inspire a generation of scientists, researchers and innovators)
  • 2017, Grade 11: IB Group 4 Project & Open Day (Worked with a team of 10 students from different Group 4 disciplines over the course of 3 months, to plan, collect resources, test, and implement an interactive display to demonstrate a Future-Earth concept to primary school students – specifically, ours involved students constructing a model house out of renewable materials that would heat up the least under a solar lamp, to teach the concepts of global warming/the green-house effect and sustainability)
  • 2010, Grade 4 to 2014, Grade 8: Consistent High Distinctions for the UNSW International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) for Mathematics
  • 2010, Grade 4 to 2014, Grade 8: High Distinctions and Distinctions for the UNSW International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) for Science, English, Writing and Computer Skills
  • 2012, Grade 6: Honourable Mentions Award from NATA Young Scientists of the Year
  • 2012, Grade 6: Represented Brookfield State School at University of Queensland Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) Convention
  • 2014, Grade 8: High Distinction for the Australian Mathematics Competition
  • 2014, Grade 8: High Distinction for the Australian Geography Competition
  • 2015, Grade 9: UQ Sunflower Growing and Poster Competition (Conducted an experiment with sunflowers over the course of 2 months, and created a scientific poster on my findings to submit into the UQ Sunflower Competition to place 2nd)
  • 2016, Grade 10 to 2017, Grade 11: BrainBee Competition (In 2016: Learnt from various neural/brain-science textbooks over the course of 3 months, in order to represent QASMT in the BrainBee competition, and tied 3rd place in Queensland; In 2017: Went on to tutor the next year’s BrainBee competitors from QASMT)
  • 2016, Grade 10: High Performance Computing Club and Supercomputing Conference (Was Team Leader of the Visualisation team of the “Weather @QASMT” project - the Visualisation team designed and programmed a website to display live-time results from the network of Raspberry Pi sensors collecting weather data from around QASMT – and then the project was showcased at the 2016 Supercomputing conference at Salt Lakes city, US)
  • 2016, Grade 10: RoboCup Senior Rescue competition (Over the course of 6 months, design, built, programmed and refined a robot to autonomously navigate a complex course and complete various objectives)
  • 2016, Grade 10 to 2017, Grade 11: Australian Physics Olympiad (In 2016: Attended the Junior Physics Olympiad Camp in preparation, then achieved Silver medal in the Australian Physics Olympiad; In 2017: Participated in the Physics Bowl competition in preparation, setup the QASMT Physics Olympiad club for students passionate about physics to come together and solve problems/share advice to prepare for the Australian Physics Olympiad, then achieved High Distinction in the Australian Physics Olympiad)
  • 2017, Grade 11: Australian Informatics Olympiad (Predicted to have achieved a silver medal in this internationally-recognised informatics/programming competition – prepared for months in advance by joining and consistently attending the QASMT Australian Informatics Olympiad Training Club and UQ Queensland Informatics Programming Club)
  • 2016, Grade 10 to 2018, Grade 12: First Tech Challenge (In 2016: Team Vice-Captain & Chief Programmer, In 2017: Team Captain & Chief Programmer, In 2018: Team Mentor), an esteemed and internationally-recognised robotics competition where teams design, build and program robots (over the course of 6 months) and compete for points against an opponent team/robot by controlling their robots (both autonomously and driver-controlled for 2.5 minutes) to complete certain tasks
  • 2016, Grade 10 to 2017, Grade 11: Café Scientifique (In 2016: Volunteered as an Engagement Ambassador to help out set-up for the Café Scientifique – an event for students to present their scientific research to a panel of professional scientists; In 2017: Set-up like last year, and also worked with a primary school student to help them present speeches about the personal impact/significance/relevance of science to them)
  • 2016, Grade 10 to 2018, Grade 12: QASMT Leo’s Club (In 2016 and 2017: Took part in the Leo’s Club initiatives like various barbeques for Athletics Carnival/Cross Country/New Leo’s Members to fundraise for homelessness charities, In 2018: Worked as the Treasurer with other Leo’s Executives, Lion’s Club representatives and school ARC to plan and coordinate the entire 150 member Leo’s Club for various events like Cross Country barbeques, Bake Sales, and Movie Sleep-out nights, which then fundraise money to donate to charities like the Blue Dragon Children's Foundation, Save the Bees Australia and the McIntyre Centre Riding for Disabled – currently have raised around $4000)
  • 2016, Grade 10 to 2017, Grade 11: Queensland Virtual STEM Academy volunteering (Volunteered as a student tutor to teach in the Algebraic Reasoning course, where I worked with a class of primary school students over Algebraic Reasoning problems and techniques, in order to foster their interests in STEM and develop critical-thinking/problem-solving skills)
  • 2016, Grade 10 to 2017, Grade 11: QASMT Production Support Team (In 2016: Worked as an audio-visual operator and stage-hand in various events like the Art Showcase, Music De Soiree, and various assemblies/school-events; In 2017: Mentored the new PST recruits)
  • 2016, Grade 10 to 2018, Grade 12: Engagement Ambassador (Represented QASMT at various advertising/outreach events like Open Day stalls/tours, Girls STEM power camp, Year 10 Orientation Day, STEM Symposium)
  • 2016, Grade 10 to 2018, Grade 12: Tech Ambassador (Volunteered as an ambassador for Technology at QASMT, with a mission of inspiring a passion for technology within the community (both the student, school-wide and wider community), helping out with the communities technical issues, while also implementing or partaking various projects like UQ Tech Day, Games Design Club, Tutorial handbooks, Games competitions, STEM newsletters)
  • 2017, Grade 11: Smith Family Student2Student Reading Buddy (Worked with an intellectually-disabled grade 5 student, patiently listening to them read in multiple calls per week for 6 months, to develop their reading skill and general confidence)
  • 2014, Grade 8 to 2015, Grade 9: Academia (Straight A's) Award for Grade 8 at Brisbane State High School
  • 2016, Grade 10 to 2018, Grade 12: Gold Academic Excellence Award (GPA 6.67/7), consistently per each term
  • 2013, Grade 7: 2nd in 100m and 200m sprints at Athletics Carnival of Brookfield State School
  • 2013, Grade 7 to 2015, Grade 9: Member of Moggill, Kenmore and Jindalee Badminton Clubs
  • 2014, Grade 8 to 2015, Grade 9: Brisbane State High School soccer team
  • 2014, Grade 8: Brisbane State High School Running club
  • 2016, Grade 10 to 2017, Grade 11: 2nd in 2km Cross Country and 1st in 100m and 200m sprints at QASMT in 2016, 4th in 4km Cross Country and 1st in 100m sprints at QASMT in 2017
  • 2016, Grade 10 to 2018, Grade 12: Casual badminton at QASMT
  • 2016, Grade 10 to 2017, Grade 11: QASMT Art Showcase (In 2016 was the Stage Hand/Manager & PST communicator, In 2017 was MC (As part of Drama Club, brainstormed and created scripts for the night’s “Supernova” theme) & Performer (performed as Stage Band Pianist and Solo Pianist))
  • 2017, Grade 11: QASMT Drama Club (Coordinated Drama club members to plan, script and practice the MC commentary & skits for Art Showcase)
  • 2017, Grade 11 to 2018, Grade 12: QASMT Stage Band Pianist (Main pianist of QASMT’s auditioned Stage Band, which plays at the QASMT Art Showcase and Music De Soiree along with various public competitions/venues)

Education

International Baccalaureate student.
Currently studying at Queensland Academy for Science Mathematics Techgy.

Interests

  • Piano (both privately, and within my school's Stage Band)
  • Badminton (playing within local and school Badminton club, and referring)
  • Robotics and programming (as a part of my school's robotics club, and in personal projects)

Reviews

I without a doubt highly recommend David if you are struggling with any of the subjects which are listed on his page. He was very responsive as well as helpful and it is clear that he takes a lot of pride in his work.

This was my first time using this site and he has left me with a great impression. Will definitely be contacting him later in the future for more help.
- By Salwa Ibrahim on 16th September 2018

David is a very responsible tutor who is really good at explaining and analysing Physics task. He is always helpful and give me a very good respond as soon as possible. He is also logical on the process of analysing data. I highly recommend him as a tutor for Physics and other Science subjects.
- By Selina W on 1st September 2018

David was a great teacher. He had maths lessons with my daughter to prepare her for the IB maths exam. He had very good report with her. He was a good listener. I highly recommend David to anyone looking for an understanding tutor.
- By Roma Dudzinska on 15th August 2018

David is a very responsible and helpful tutor who has a unique perspective in analysing and interpreting English tasks. He is logical and has his individual approach to explain a difficult concept in a clear and simple way. His broad range of knowledge makes the tutoring not only about improving grades but also about learning outside the curriculum.
- By Susan D on 12th August 2018

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Character references

David is passionate about intellectual challenges of all kinds, but keen to communicate and help others along the journey.
- By Mr May, Computer Science Teacher on 6th July 2018

David demonstrates excellent communication skills, often explaining difficult concepts to other students. He works well in groups, willingly sharing.
- By Dr Hogg, Physics Teacher on 3rd July 2018

I know David as a committed team member, learning and applying new skills and patiently and effectively tutoring and guiding younger students through complex ideas. His assistance was invaluable.
- By Mr Hunter on 1st July 2018

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Rates

$20 per hour

Services

  • One-to-one tuition
  • Group tuition
  • Phone help
  • Online help (Skype)

Subjects

  • Computer Science
  • Creativity, action, service (CAS)
  • Design Technology
  • Design and Technology
  • Digital Technology
  • Economics
  • English
  • English ESL
  • English Enrichment
  • English Essentials
  • English Mainstream
  • Extended essay (EE)
  • German
  • Mathematical Studies SL
  • Mathematics
  • Mathematics A
  • Mathematics B
  • Mathematics C
  • Mathematics Enrichment
  • Mathematics Essentials
  • Mathematics HL
  • Mathematics Mainstream
  • Mathematics SL
  • Physics
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Theory of knowledge (TOK)

Tutoring students in

  • Year 12
  • Year 11
  • Year 10
  • Year 9
  • Year 8
  • Year 7
  • International Baccalaureate