Hello. Thank you for visiting Decimal Education, owned and managed by me, Dr Dean West. As a Super Tutor, I work discretely for affluent clients to help them, or their children, succeed in learning. I use proven and effective strategies to tailor my approach to teaching and learning to the exacting demands of questions, with an emphasis on structure, skills and command words.
Here is a little bit about me, what I do, and how I can help you to achieve your best.
In 2016, I founded Decimal Education: a business that aims to support students in their learning processes in order to help them achieve their potential. I have eight years experience teaching in the further and higher education fields, including at a top-performing sixth form college and at Warwick University.
I graduated from Aston Business School with a First Class BSc (Hons) degree in Business and Management, specialising in Law and Accounting & Finance. I then completed my teacher training PGCE in Business Education through Warwick University, gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and becoming a Qualified Teacher for Learning and Skills (QTLS).
I completed my Master’s degree at the same institution achieving an MA in Education Innovation with Distinction. Whilst working on my PhD in Education, I was honoured with the Postgraduate Award in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education and won the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence (2016).
I have extensive teaching experience in both further and higher education settings, teaching native and non-native English speaking students of all ages, from many different backgrounds. I also have experience teaching taught modules at undergraduate levels and of teaching skills sessions (critical thinking, leading group projects, exam revision, delivering presentations, and academic study skills) to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Furthermore, I am proficient in education research and processes, and I can therefore help with the content and structure of literature reviews and methodology.
I have produced my own 80,000 word thesis, and I am experienced in and can advise on the dissertation process. I also work as a consultant for an exam board as well as a Team Leader (Examiner) for Cambridge International Education, and as an Examiner for AQA and WJEC (Eduqas). I have extensive experience of marking scripts according to mark schemes and I have also marked work at both undergraduate and Master’s level.