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!

Richard is an enthusiastic and thorough tutor. His teaching methods are highly effective and my son actually enjoys physics tutorials with him, so much so that his predicted A level grade has already significantly increased. In addition to the core physics subjects, Richard also ensures that his tutoring includes exam technique and getting the best possible marks for each area/question. He comes highly recommended, and often has a waiting list, so early application is best!

Parent (Lanchester) Reviewing Richard's tuition 2017

Richard is an extremely professional tutor who prepared my son for his A level physics exams. Richard quickly assessed his strengths and weaknesses and developed his understanding of the subject using a variety of teaching methods which gave him much needed confidence in sitting the exam. I cannot recommend Richard enough for his dedication, reliability and ability to inspire his students – many thanks.

Parent (Chester-le-Street) Reviewing Richard's tuition 2016

I highly recommend Richard. He is first and foremost totally passionate about his subject area and this comes through in his lessons. He works really hard to identify needs and provide the right level of support, he also takes time to provide homework which encouraged me to study even more. Richard provided clarity right from the start in the contracting stage and then delivered as promised, always on time and very reliable. I enjoyed working with Richard and he in turn improved my confidence levels and enjoyment of the subject.

Student (Chester-le-Street) Reviewing Richard's tuition 2016

We contacted Richard in February 2015 at a time when our son was struggling badly with the AS Level Physics syllabus and not being afforded the required support by his school, despite our best efforts! He had previously attained a strong A at GCSE but his confidence and grasp of the subject had drained away in the subsequent 6 months. As a result of working with Richard on a weekly (and more near exam time!) basis, he got a borderline A/B result at AS and at the time of writing we are awaiting his final A level grade we are very confident that it will be the A or strong B needed to help gain access to his first choice university. Richard was very patient, understanding and good to work with. We would strongly recommend him.

Parent (Herrington) Reviewing Richard's tuition 2016

Having started lessons with Richard in the Autumn of year 11, my son has increased in confidence in his understanding of maths and physics for GCSE. Richard has provided a sound foundation for these subjects, was happy to teach and revise topics that have been omitted from school lessons and built my son’s knowledge and interest considerably. Richard is a very good communicator, attends for lessons as arranged and provides workshops in the run up to Exams. Highly recommend.

Parent (Durham) Reviewing Richard's tuition 2016

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. My daughter 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 2016

We are happy with the teaching and support from Richard. My daughter is benefiting from the science sessions and she is beginning to have more understanding of some of the tricky concepts in physics.

Parent (Newton Hall) Reviewing Richard's tuition 2015

Excellent tutor – has high expectations and has greatly increased my daughters confidence in her maths abilities already.

Parent (Belmont) Reviewing Richard's tuition 2015

Richard has just tutored my daughter for AS level physics. My daughter found Richard to be very easy to understand and very patient. They got on really well and she was getting mostly A’s in the practice papers she did for him prior to the actual exams. This was a great improvement on the mock exams she took prior to Richard’s tuition sessions. Richard is very flexible with sessions and will try to accommodate where possible. I would recommend Richard to anyone looking for a physics tutor.

Parent (Sunderland) Reviewing Richard's tuition 2014

I am really pleased with the improvements made by my daughter after attending sessions with Richard. She is much more confident discussing the subject now and has seen a real improvement in the standard of her work. This is despite only having a small number of sessions quite late in the year. We will be returning next academic year for A2 level Physics.

Parent (Barnard Castle) Reviewing Richard's tuition 2013