Success and References

Mallard Days Educational Services has a hard-earned reputation for success: on average, students our tutors have worked with have increased their results by an average of two and a half grades – that’s the difference between a 5 and an 8!

We have successfully tutored students on the following levels, subjects and syllabuses:

  • GCSE
    • Maths (AQA, OCR, Pearson Edexcel)
    • Physics (AQA, OCR)
    • Science (AQA, OCR, Pearson Edexcel)
    • Electronics (WJEC/Eduqas)
  • International GCSE
    • Physics (Pearson Edexcel, AQA)
  • Level 2/3 Certificates
    • Further Mathematics (AQA)
    • Core Maths (Pearson Edexcel)
  • A-level
    • Maths (OCR, Pearson Edexcel)
    • Physics (AQA, OCR, Pearson Edexcel)
  • Degree level
    • Supporting students on the Mathematics and Physics aspects on a variety of University courses, including
      • Durham University
      • Glasgow Napier University
      • University of Manchester
      • University of Sheffield
  • Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT)
  • UK Pilot Training Scientific Aptitude Test
  • UKCAT and BMAT (Medicine entrance exam)
  • Oxford PAT (Physics entrance exam)

Comments and feedback

Don’t just take our word for it – see for yourself!

Not only is Richard Hornby an extremely nice chap, he is also an excellent tutor.

Richard was able to adjust his teaching style to suite our daughters preferences. He is exceptionally knowledgeable about his subject and more than willing to go the extra mile to ensure my daughter understood everything. My daughter felt he understood his job was to really ‘teach’ the subject and make sure she understood, rather than to simply spend a hour session with her.

Over the years we have had a many tutors, Richard is definitely one of the very best out there. We would recommend him 100%.

Parent (Cambridgeshire) Reviewing Richard's tuition 2022

Richard has been a great tutor and has allowed me to improve both my knowledge and grades in A-Level maths.

Student (Shincliffe) Reviewing Richard's tuition 2022

Richard has been a patient, reliable and supportive tutor in maths and physics. He is committed to the success of his pupils and recommends resources and homework to maximise success. Richard has consistently found ways to engage that have been relevant to school work, school homework, lack of understanding as well as moving the learning forward. He brings theory to life with everyday examples. He adapted his approach during Covid so that tutoring could continue and goes out of his way to meet customer needs with diary commitments, flexibility and support.

Parent (High Shincliffe) Reviewing Richard's tuition 2022

I just wanted to get in touch as college is almost over for me […]. I also wanted to just say thank you, for everything. I haven’t had the easiest time in education, I have struggled with feelings of not belonging and just not fitting in, but it was the complete opposite with you. To have the opportunity to learn from someone who I identify with, and have great respect for, has been an absolute pleasure. I would even go as far as to say it has been the most positive learning experience of my life and I can’t thank you enough for it.

Student (Middlesbrough) Reviewing Richard's tutoring 2022

Fantastic tutor who helped me with with GCSE Maths and Further Maths. My confidence has grown hugely thanks to Richard’s knowledge of the subject, patience and flexible approach. I would definitely recommend him to others.

Student (Durham) Reviewing Richard’s tutoring 2021

I had tutoring sessions with Richard for just over 5 years. When I started with him, I was in set 3 maths and within a few months, I had been moved up to set 1. For GCSE and A level, Richard taught my Maths and Physics which I achieved 9’s and A*’s in. I could not have achieved these results without him. He knew how to break complex topics down into smaller, easier to understand blocks. I highly recommend Richard to anyone looking for tutoring services.

Student (Shincliffe) Reviewing Richard's tuition 2021

Richard was a fantastic tutor, my son learnt so much from him, we can without reserve recommend him as a tutor.

Parent (Durham) Reviewing Richard's tuition 2020

Richard has a wide knowledge of maths and the sciences. He was always punctual and efficient. The lessons were tailored to my daughters needs and he made sure that she understood the methods before moving on. His teaching made a huge difference to her grade in just a few months.
I would definitely recommend Richard.

Parent (Sunderland) Reviewing Richard's tuition 2020

My daughter really enjoyed the lessons. She said the tutor is great.

Parent (Broompark) Reviewing Richard's tuition 2019

Richard provided an excellent tutoring service to my daughter during the run up to A Level exams. He had a calm manner and explained his subject well. Emma worked well under his guidance and as a result of their combined hard work, she achieved an A in her exam. I would recommend Richard as a tutor.

Parent (Belmont) Reviewing Richard's tuition 2017

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