|Recent Students: 5||Total Hours: 150||Last Online: 23 Nov 2020|
|All-time Students: 6||Total Classes: 129||Signed Up: 21 Oct 2019|
As a global citizen, born in the UK, emigrating to Australia and spending time travelling through Africa, I have been enjoying teaching in Prague and Monza, near Milan in Italy over the last five years. Now, back in Bunbury, south of Perth in Western Australia (WA), I enjoy the beach, playing golf and watching the world game, soccer!
Prior to teaching 10 years ago, I have worked in business for World Vision, Real Estate and run my own IT teaching company focusing on adults learning how to use computers! (Yes, that was a thing!). This moved me to focus on students learning and assisting them individually and in groups to achieve their highest.
I am passionate about learning for life and assisting others to find their learning style and techniques that help them to achieve their best.
My passion is to develop in students a commitment to their own life long learning and develop the associated skills to achieve their aspirations.
In tutoring, my goal is to support students to achieve to the best of their ability by helping them understand their role in learning, supporting them to develop the necessary subject specific skill competencies as well as content understanding.
Recent students have achieved over 80% in their university entrance exams with just a few sessions including some focus on exam preparation as well as content. Another student with a commitment to her own success achieved a 7 in IB Business Management with one on one teaching over only one year, where I coached her to develop and apply her learning to achieve her desired results. In 2020, through Spires I coached a student for a few months on her Business Management IA which facilitated her to reach a 7!
In the initial free meeting, I will help students to identify and plan their learning goals, then coach them to achieve those goals in future lessons. I also seek to engage with parents from the beginning to ensure students have as many levels of support for their learning as possible.
With my business experience of over 25 years and teaching of business topics throughout my teaching career including IB DP Business Management, IGCSE Business studies and Commerce (with focus on Uni prep in Western Australia (WA) most recently), I have tutored and taught classes across Europe and Australia.
My Economics teaching began over 10 years ago in WA assisting students achieve WACE results both in class and online. Over the last four years the focus has been on IB DP Economics for two international schools in Prague and Italy. From 2020 I resumed teaching WACE Economics in WA as well as tutoring five Spires students weekly, coaching them to find the most important study skills for them as individuals.
In addition, I have taught IB MYP integrated humanities for the two years in Italy which includes elements of Economics, Business, Geography and History, as well as incorporating the Sustainable Development Goals which I believe are relevant in all the subjects I teach. From 2020, I have been responsible for over 100 students learning Humanities and Social Studies (HASS) online for one day a week.
For those also seeking advice on Extended Essay’s in the IB, I have been a school supervisor for all subjects and welcome the opportunity to assist in your preparation for EE’s.
We first went over a worksheet from class that I didn't understand about 'inflation', then moved on to discuss articles for my internal assessment, so that I am prepared to submit the draft next week. Very helpful session, thank you!
We had a final 2 hour lesson to review the last bits of content before my yearly exam tomorrow. We reviewed topics that I had a bit of trouble with, and cleared them up so I understood them. Thanks for all of your help!
We had a 2 hour lesson reviewing the 'theory of the firm' topic and revising how to apply concepts in preparation for my economics yearly exam. Very helpful in linking all of the concepts together to help my understanding, thank you!
Reviewed the topic of 'market failure' for my upcoming economics exam. We went through a planned essay that I had done and then discussed the other components of the topic to ensure my understanding. Thank you!
We planned how to answer a difficult past paper question on 'government intervention' and then reviewed how to break down some complicated diagrams. Very helpful, thanks!
Reviewed the topic of 'elasticity' for my upcoming exam. Very useful to remind me of the content that I haven't done for a while. Thank you.
We did some planned revision of 'markets' in preparation for my upcoming exam. We also did some extra revision on my current topic, 'unemployment', because I was struggling to understand it. Very useful, thanks!
We set up a plan for the next three weeks, to revise for my yearly economics exam. We also brainstormed a practise question in preparation for my test tomorrow. Very helpful, thank you!
Went through my last test to discuss what could have been improved and how to properly answer the questions. Thank you for being considerate of my exams and having some time off lessons!
We reviewed my questions from the 'market structures' topic and how to structure a response to exam questions, in preparation for my test tomorrow. I feel much better about it now, thanks!
Twin students testimonial (Australia): We had an important commerce exam incorporating theory and practical aspects of economics. As we were feeling quite anxious about the exam and were required to pass, we contacted Mr Y. In the tutoring sessions with him, we covered a number of topics and the materials provided, where he explained them, used examples and helped relate them to everyday life which enabled us to gain a better understanding of the topics. Mr Y also helped tutor us online and over the phone, where he provided support and unpacked anything we had trouble understanding. Overall, the tutoring sessions significantly helped us to not only pass the exam, but achieve above average grades.
Parental testimonials from Italy (2019) Italian parent (now in USA): I met David when my daughters where studying at ISM International School of Monza (Italy), he was their teacher for a fundamental course that is Individuals and Society in IB program. I found him being a challenging and supporting teacher, who could stretch students toward their potential. What I found also very interesting was his constructive way of discussing with us, parents, receiving and giving feedback for mutual growth. It is not so frequent for teachers to recognize they should tune up their style in order to get the best out of students but David really did and this for a teacher, that has a leadership role within the school and with students, is a great resource. I really enjoyed to interact with him and sure he will will do great in his new assignments around the globe. Spanish parent (now in Spain): Mr. Youngman was my son's teacher for two years in Milan. He completely changed the concept of teaching that I had with an innovative approach focused on the development of key competences in today's society such as critical thinking applied to the analysis of information from different sources. His activities were very similar to small projects of my company: defining the what and establishing objectives but leaving the how to the student and requesting a final self assessment to ensure they were meeting all the requisites. Using curiosity and critical thinking manages to motivate and engage the student. David has managed to leave an indelible mark on my son, becoming that lighthouse so important for a teenager. Thanks David for helping me in educating my son.
Master of Business in Information Innovation
(RMIT - Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)
Graduate Diploma in Education Secondary
(Tabor College, Melbourne Victoria)
Higher National Diploma in Business and Finance
(Suffolk New College, Ipswich, UK)