I love exploring the great outdoors: hillwalking, camping, jogging, cycling and hiking! I'll try anything once. While indoors, I enjoy a good movie or a game on Virtual Reality. I also have a growing selection of houseplants that I take care of and enjoy watching them 'magically' grow. In life as in work, I am well-known for my own 'superpower'...
"Thank you very much for the great work you did with my daughter Sophie. She progressed from a 'C' grade to an 'A' grade in the space of 6 months and I would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends." - Billy, Bangor
"The learning exercises were always set around my interest areas, making tuition both fun and effective. Following my sessions with Andrew, I have developed a more concise way of communicating. My writing now has more flow, which helps me say what I need to say." - Neil , Newtownabbey
I'm passionate about nurturing the potential of each student with whom I have the privilege of working. With over 10 years' experience as a Learning Coach with countless individuals and groups, Diploma in Life Coaching as well as a successful university graduate (1st class hons in Philosophy) and additional Masters research degree in Developmental Psychology, I previously taught at Secondary school and most recently trained nursing professionals to pass their IELTS exams.
I'm a regular public speaker and workshop leader in the private health sector, delivering courses in areas from stress-management and communication skills, to self-care and personal development.
"Andrew was very professional in his approach to tutoring. My daughter gained confidence in her ability to understand her subject and to recall information using association techniques which proved very useful in her examinations."
My specialist subjects, at all levels, are literature-based, particularly Philosophy, Education, Religion and Ethics. Psychotherapy, Study / Learning Skills and Essay Reviews (offline written feedback) as well as English Language and Literature, including Poetry (for both native and non-native speakers).
I will help you find the exact resources you need – especially useful nowadays with so much information out there!
Study skills sessions consist of personalised, tailored assistance that incorporates motivational coaching on exam and essay skills.
Due to my unique approach of coaching for highly transferable academic skills, it usually takes fewer lessons than typical, to achieve results - ensuring maximum value for your investment of time, money and effort.
Upon request I offer 1-1, personalised and tailored coaching sessions for: motivation, time-management, communication, mindfulness, emotional literacy, self-belief, focus, etc
"Andrew has been working with my fourteen year old son for the last few months mainly focusing on study skills and organisational skills. During this time my son has improved tremendously at school, he is scoring much higher in all his class tests and his confidence has grown significantly. Andrew is very patient and calm in his approach to tutoring and my son really enjoys working with him." - Dr Jeanette Robinson, Queen's University Belfast
|Languages||English (British), French|
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|Achievement Specialists||2011||Other||LCH Dip Life Coaching|
|Queen's University Belfast||2010||Masters||MPhil|
|Queen's University Belfast||2004||Bachelors||BA Honours (1st Class)|
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