Mr David Tran

Sydney, Sydney

Sydney Tutor in Calculus, English, Maths, Statistics, International Baccalaureate (IB) Mathematics, LaTeX

Hi my name is David and I am an Engineering graduate from the Western Australian School of Mines. I also undertook a postgraduate Masters degree at The University of Western Australia. Tutoring is my passion, I am constantly refining my tutoring skills and approaches and have full confidence that I can drive all students to achieve their academic goals. I have taught university, secondary and primary students. As a side, I go from a variety of textbooks and past exam papers and will go an extra mile to get you better questions with worked out solutions if needed as well. My teaching style is warm and relaxed, without being overly casual. I believe in a positive learning environment, with a focus on staying "on topic".

Since 2014, high schools in NSW that I have regularly tutored Preliminary and HSC (High School Certificate) Year 11 and 12 subjects have come from: De La Salle College Ashfield, The Scots College, Knox Grammar School, International Grammar School, Newington College, Trinity Grammar School, Conservatorium High School, St Andrew's Cathedral School, Tempe High School, Beverly Hills Girls High School, Malek Fahd School, Sydney Secondary College and Casimir Catholic College. (All references available) I am also doing further tutoring with Years 9-10 students in preparation for HSC and senior years, those students are studying at: Willoughby Girls High School, Canterbury Girls High School and Marist College Kogarah. (Contacts and references are also available) Junior primary schools that I have tutored in preparation for upper high school: Artarmon Public School and St Patrick's Primary Parramatta. I have my own physical copies of the main maths textbooks used in New South Wales from Years 7 - Years 10: Cambridge, Oxford, New Century, Australian SignPost New South Wales, Connections and Pearson Mathematics. If there is a resource that a student uses that I don't have, I make the effort to go out and buy the book to make sure I keep up to pace with the students school content.

My IB Diploma tutoring experience has been working for a couple of Presbyterian Ladies' College students from Great Britain (Peppermint Grove, WA) in 2013 and a student from Newington College in Maths SL (Standard Level) from 2016-2017. My group tutoring experience (have conducted 2 group sessions in total) of Maths SL have been from Kambala School. My SL students were able to score high bands for the respective IB maths subjects. ( I still have references available) As well as this I previously taught a St Andrews Cathedral school student in Mathematical Studies. I have access to all solutions to Maths HL, Maths SL, Maths Options textbooks (Haese Mathematics, Cambridge University Press and Oxford University Press textbooks) in which I am happy to explain step-by-step answers. I am also in the process of writing my own written solutions to ALL questions in the Cambridge Maths SL textbook as doing the questions from all four graduated Cambridge University coauthors is self-satisfying and extremely rewarding. The reason I do this is to give my students the maximum advantage. I can one-by-one break down specifically what a Band 3,4,5,6 and 7 type as well as break down the question and answer into simpler terms for my current IB students. It's important a student knows what kind of question they are answering and the specific level of difficulty associated to it. Using this resource has helped me to pass on shortcuts, tips, tricks and save time for my students in senior years especially with such busy Year 11 and 12 commitments.

I also currently own a Casio fx-9860G AU and previously used this graphics calculator in my last two years of high school. (I also have experience in using the: Casio CFX-9850GB Plus, Casio fx-CG20) In the past, I have also made my own maths programs and know how important is to be familiar with all aspects of the graphics calculator for the IB or other state curriculums around Australia. I'm aware of the high expectations and have the resources, knowledge and experience to cover Band 7's in IB subjects and Band 6/E4's in HSC. Currently, I am taking intakes for the 2017 HSC & IB year.

With regards to my statistics tutoring around NSW universities, I have kept the majority of the exam papers, online quizzes, weekly tutorials and workshop solutions from the students that I have worked with in the past. My written thesis was a statistical and quantitative report on the S&P/ASX 200 index against gold price fluctuations titled, "Correlation between gold price movement relative to share price movements of Australian Stock Exchange companies" which obtained a Distinction Grade in my final year of university and studying the mathematics and statistics part of my Engineering degree was what I enjoyed the most as part of my degree. Since graduation, I have developed further interest in equity markets and follow the share market prices and financial markets through the Australian Financial Review, Yahoo Finance and The Australian. I can perform the majority of statistical calculations/hypothesis tests/charts using Microsoft Excel and R.

I am able to help primary and upper high school students in all areas of English including: reading, spelling, phonics, listening and narrative/persuasive writing. I also have access to: Scholarship/Opportunity Class tests, NAPLAN, ICAS test materials which I have used to tutor past primary students with. I am also familiar with the IELTS testing structure and can help students in all aspects whether it be the General Training or Academic Training modules in: Speaking, Writing, Listening and Reading.

Subjects that I have tutored:


General Mathematics


Mathematics Extension 1

2 Unit Advanced

3 Unit


Mathematical Studies

Mathematics Standard Level (SL)

Mathematics Higher Level (HL)

Mathematics HL Options: Topic 7 Statistics and Probability


Mathematics Specialist Mathematics Methods


IELTS English Teaching

NAPLAN Preparation (Reading, Writing, Language Conventions, Numeracy)

NSW Selective School, O.C & Scholarship Preparation (English Comprehension, Mathematics, Writing and General Ability)

ICAS - International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (Mathematics, English, Computer Skills, Science, Spelling and Writing)

NSW Maths Stages 3, 4, 5.1, 5.2 & 5.3

IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), IB Middle Years Programme (MYP), IB Diploma

Graphic Calculators: Casio fx-9860G AU, TI-83

Microsoft Excel software- Data Analysis and Assignment Assistance

R Statistical Programming Language

Efofex Software

Geogebra Software

University Units that tutored regularly in the past:


MATH1005 Statistics

MATH1014 Introduction to Linear Algebra

MATH1015 Biostatistics

MATH1111 Introduction to Calculus

BUSS1020 Quantitative Business Analysis


ECON1203 Business and Economic Statistics


200052 Introduction to Economic Methods

200032 Business Statistics


26134 Business Statistics


MATH101 Algebra and Differential Calculus


  • Calculus - Secondary, Tertiary
  • English - Primary, Secondary
  • Maths - Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
  • Statistics - Secondary, Tertiary

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Mathematics, LaTeX


I have 7 years experience tutoring in Perth and Sydney. I have worked
for the Department of Education and Training in Western Australia and have taught
students from: primary, secondary and tertiary level. In 2014-2016 I have tutored at
University of Sydney, UNSW, UWS and I have a strong grasp of the content on a week
to week basis as well as having the resources and textbook to work from.

I have all relative course work, books and materials at my disposal, coupled with my
7 years experience as a tutor.


Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) (Honours)/Commerce(Finance) - Western Australia
School of Mines

Masters of Professional Accounting - UWA

(All certificates available upon request)

University Qualified
University tutoring experience
National Police Clearance
New South Wales Working With Children's Check
First Aid Certificate
Native speaker of English, born and raised in Australia


  • Private Tuition
  • Group Tuition
  • Teaching Tuition
  • Home Visits
  • Online Help



Years 4-6 (Junior Years)

Years 7-8 (Middle School)

9 & 10 (Intermediate Years)

Year 11-12 (Senior), University
$70 an hour
$95 for 1.5 hours
$120 for 2 hours


Discounts is given for families where more than one child receives tuition. A 10%
discount applies to the 2nd child from the base rate and a 20% discount applies to
the 3rd child from the base rate.

Group Tutoring/Package Deals- The cost of tutoring ranges from $57 to $70 for
individual tutoring, with group tutoring rates as follows:

$100/hour for 2 students ($50 per person)
$120/hour for 3 students ($40 per person)
$140/hour for 4 students ($35 per person)

I limit the group sizes to a maximum of 4 to tailor to the individual and groups

Preferred Payment Method:
Cash- If our session is face-to-face.
Direct Deposit/Bank Transfer- prepayment required.

Cancellation Policy:
For regular students there is no penalty for cancellations made with more than 6
hours' notice. If cancelling at short notice, without mitigating factor, a minimum fee
of $50 will apply per the scheduled hour.

I am available 7 days a week and am based in the Sydney CBD during the Monday-
Friday week. I also tutor on campus at Sydney University and/or my city based

Weekend shifts : I can travel to students homes and/or meet at an agreed upon

Student Discount

Special Offer - First Lesson is Half Price if you mention Tutorfinder..




Profile last updated on 29-Mar-2017 (registered 30-Jun-2015)

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