tutored our daughter in both Higher Chemistry and Maths for 3 months.
He taught according to the curriculum and concentrated on areas that
were highlighted as a concern by our daughter, encouraging her to
prepare for each lesson. Our daughter was very impressed by his
knowledge and comfortable with his teaching methods. Her understanding
and knowledge of each subject increased greatly over this period, as
did her confidence in her own abilities. In addition, Donald is
punctual, pleasant and we would have every confidence in recommending
him as a tutor.
DJ, Stirling, Higher Chemistry / Higher Maths, 2013
had roughly 12 lessons which have improved my understanding of physics
to the extent that I feel very confident about passing my final exam. I
feel Donald is very good at explaining things in depth so that I
understand fully what I am being asked, and is overall a great tutor.
SD, Alloa, Higher Physics, 2013
Skea's knowledge is second to none and he has the ability to spot and
correct weaknesses while making me think for myself, consequently
filling in gaps in my knowledge of the coursework. His assistance has
given me the ability to approach exam questions with confidence, vastly
improving my grades within a short space of time. I highly recommend Dr
Skea's tuition as my estimated grade has improved from a C to an A in
my time with him for Revised Higher Physics.
SH, Falkirk, Higher Physics, 2013
DY, Bridge of Allan, Advanced Higher Chemistry, 2013
is an excellent tutor who has a very pleasant and patient approach. He
is highly qualified in his subjects and in addition has a thorough
knowledge of the requirements of the advanced higher chemistry course,
making his tutoring particularly helpful and relevant. He is able to
identify and resolve areas of difficulty and pass on information in an
interesting and memorable way. Sessions never feel hurried and he makes
time to resolve issues before ending a session. He is
reliable, punctual, and flexible. His enthusiasm for his subjects and for
tutoring is obvious. Highly recommended!
looked for a chemistry tutor for my daughter when the Higher course
became more rigorous at school. I found Donald Skea and he responded to
my email quickly. He was knowledgable and professional and always on
time. Each week Donald would meet with my daughter, he would answer all
her questions and then point out the key concepts and break down the
material step by step to help her understand how these concepts relate.
My daughter has really benefitted from Donald's teaching and when I
asked how her chemistry Higher had gone, she said she had felt well
prepared. As well as building her confidence she is also more
enthusiastic about chemistry now.
BG, Dollar, Higher Chemistry, 2014
working with Donald, I felt much more confident about my maths skills
for going into the exam. He helped me to understand questions I was
having problems with and showed me different ways of how to tackle
them. I found Donald very helpful in the lead up to my exam as he was
supportive and made me feel more confident in my abilities, which
used to be one of my main problems.
FG, Bannockburn, Higher Maths, 2014
have now tutored K in maths, chemistry and physics for nearly a year.
You have always been reliable, friendly, professional and helpful, and
K has benefited greatly from your tuition. You always arrive at our
house punctually, and give generously of your time. Your knowledge of
the subjects is extensive and thorough; the result of many years
professional service in the nuclear industry. K took to you immediately
- in his words, because you are calm, quietly spoken and a good
communicator. You listen, you tailor the work to K's level of
understanding, and you help him to extend his knowledge of the
subjects. I have no doubt that you have advanced K's knowledge of his
subjects, and I feel most satisfied with your tuition. K and I are very
happy that you have agreed to continue tutoring him throughout his
Higher studies which commence this Autumn. Thank you for your
KR, Stirling, N5 Physics / Maths / Chemistry, 2014
our boys used Donald for physics, maths and chemistry for a few weeks
leading up to Highers and N5. Donald is very calm and patient and is
able to explain how to analyse a question calmly without panicking and
to work out what they have given you and what they could be asking on
the exam paper. He also has the practical experience to be able to
explain real life applications and why you need to know things in
physics and chemistry that the teacher may not have explained. This
made learning the subjects so much easier for our kids. I would highly
recommend Donald to anyone considering using him to tutor their
children in any of the three subjects. Thanks Donald for a job well
TP & SP, Stirling, N5 & Higher Physics / Maths / Chemistry, 2014
would thoroughly recommend Donald as a tutor. He takes a very calm and
patient approach. After sitting the Higher Chemistry prelim in January
and achieving a D, Donald was able to work with me once a week
and bring my final grade up to an A! Throughout Donald's tutoring
I gained confidence and a better knowledge, especially regarding the
calculations. Donald is a fantastic tutor and very professional.
MR, Dunblane, Higher Chemistry, 2014
son failed his Intermediate 2 maths with a D in 2013. The teachers at
school despaired that he would ever pass with a good grade but hoped
retaking it in 2014 would mean he would get a C. Donald gave him an
hour's tuition most weeks for 6 months and he has come out with a
resounding A. Donald is patient, approachable and knowledgeable and
gets on brilliantly well with teenagers. We can't thank him enough.
KB, Bridge of Allan, Intermediate 2 Maths, 2014
was able to provide our son with valuable advice and support with
maths, and this made a positive and immediate impact on his work in the
classroom. This enabled him to approach class tests and exams with
increased confidence, and led to a successful result in his Higher
KP, Stirling, Higher Maths, 2015
has really helped me with my chemistry, physics and maths for both
National 5s and Highers this year. It has been great to have one tutor
to cover three subjects, enabling me to choose on a week by week basis
the subjects I need most support with. I'm planning to continue to have
Donald as a tutor next year to help me with my Advanced Highers.
RD, Stirling, N5 & Higher Chemistry / Physics / Maths, 2017
is a patient, considered and knowledgeable tutor. He provided excellent
support and teaching in Higher chemistry and maths for my daughter. He
provided detailed guidance for specific areas of difficulty that my
daughter needed additional support for. I would have no hesitation in
engaging his tutoring skills in the future and would recommend his
EJ, Bannockburn, N5 & Higher Chemistry / Maths, 2017
found Donald to be punctual, reliable and equally knowledgeable across
his range of subjects when providing tuition. He has a very calm and
patient manner and quickly gained the respect of our teenager. Donald
is likeable, generous with his time and we would highly recommend his
AJ, Dunblane, N5 Physics & Maths, 2017
has tutored my daughter for both N5 maths and chemistry and then again
for Higher maths and chemistry. Over the two years Donald's style of
teaching and superb level of knowledge have proved the perfect
combination. My daughter has also appreciated the flexibility to be
able to focus on whichever subject there was a need for at the time. I
would have no hesitation recommending Donald and, in fact, we will use
him again as our son embarks on his N5 exams this year.
MS, Dunblane, N5 & Higher Maths / Chemistry, 2017
has been excellent, helping me with Higher physics and maths for an
hour a week. I struggled with physics the most but by the time the
exams came I was feeling ready to tackle it. He took a calm and patient
approach to my questions even although he had already explained it to
me many times. He showed me how to undertake more than one solution to
each problem. I would definitely recommend Donald as a tutor.
EM, Dunblane, Higher Physics & Maths, 2017
was a calm and clear tutor who gave our daughter confidence and
reassurance in the weeks leading up to her Higher exams. His input
ensured that she moved up a grade from prelims to Higher exams
resulting in straight A's. I would highly recommend him.
CD, Dunblane, Higher Physics / Maths / Chemistry, 2017
approach to tutoring is thorough and calm. He has provided
comprehensive and clear tuition to my son in both physics and chemistry
(National 5 level). Not only does Donald focus on course content, but
also on exam technique. I feel both are equally important and this
approach has greatly benefited my son. With Donald's help, he has
achieved A passes in both subjects. I would not hesitate to recommend
Donald for high quality, value for money tuition.
AD, Stirling, N5 Physics & Chemistry, 2018
has been tutoring my daughter in maths. My daughter is finding this
very helpful. She finds him easy to understand as he explains
everything to a level she can interpret. Donald is reliable and
punctual at all times. He gives us feedback after each session as to
our daughter's progress.
TM, Dunblane, Higher Maths, 2019
had a few lessons, but H is already far more confident in physics and
maths. He is very prompt, and patient and explains in a way that H can
understand. I think she will benefit greatly from tuition with Donald.
HR, Bridge of Allan, N5 Physics & Maths, 2020
daughter's knowledge and confidence has grown very quickly. Highest
marks in the class after a chemistry exam last week. I highly recommend
LC, Bannockburn, N5 Chemistry, 2020
daughter thinks she would be able to get an A for advanced higher
physics after Donald started tutoring her. Hopefully she does if the
exam goes as planned in May 2021. I definitely recommend him.
SW, Stirling, AH Physics, 2021
advanced higher maths tutoring was excellent and made all the
difference in keeping up with the course throughout the year. He is
very reliable and I would highly recommend him.
CG, Bridge of Allan, AH Maths, 2023