Our Teaching Philosophy

It is important to teach a student to think rather than just teach him/her facts. If you are teaching them facts they will constantly rely on help and not learn to think for themselves. By learning to think for themselves they will become more self-reliant. Learning is a wonderful thing. It is only not so when an uninspiring teacher is doing the teaching.

With the right tutor a subject that was once dull can become incredibly interesting and stimulating. In this respect all De Silva tutors are 'the right tutor'. Pupils want to work when they respect their tutor. Respect is borne from confidence in the tutor and a good connection between tutor and student.

The tutors are all academically of the highest standard and are good communicators but I look for that something extra which I know will mean the tutor will always make that 'connection'.