Andrew

Andrew

Richmond upon Thames Tutor

Hi! I am a maths specialist teacher, with a PGCE in primary education (with maths specialism). I achieved an A grade in Maths at A-level and have a degree in Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough University. I continued in this field where I completed a Masters degree the following year. Here, I chose to focus on children's exercise patterns in schools in London and from there my interest in teaching and working with young people peaked. Shortly after, I started full-time employment at the British Heart foundation's National Centre at Loughborough University. I knew one day I would start my journey in to teaching and that's when I started tutoring Maths. At first this was a hobby to give me an excuse to re-learn A-level maths but it soon turned in to a yearning to teach and here we are a few years later, with a teaching degree in primary education with maths specialism, two years full-time teaching experience and over 5 years of tutoring experience. Outside of tutoring I am a full-time athlete with aspirations of one day making it to the Olympics.

Tutoring Experience

I have two years full-time teaching experience as a Maths teacher at Newton Prep in Battersea. It is one of London's top independent prep schools, preparing children for schools such as Eton and Westminster. I know the 11+ and 13+ systems very well, tailoring preparations to suit the entrance requirements of each school. My experience includes Common Entrance and Scholarship examinations. I have also tutored students to prepare them for 7+ schools and GCSE/A-level/IB exams as a stepping stone to University entrance.

I have over 5 years of tutoring experience. My experience ranges from 7+ to A-level so I am very adaptable! I have worked successfully with children in their final preparations before exams as well as children who are more focussed on the long-term goal of improving their Maths skills. The diversity of my previous clients shows I am well equipped to meet the demands of new clients and tailor my approach accordingly.

Tutoring Approach

My tutoring style reflects my practice in the classroom. I focus on coaxing out the misconceptions, why they may be there and addressing them in turn. I pride myself on being able to lead children to the answer without spoon-feeding them. This guiding process is fundamental to my practice as it allows my students to identify and rectify their own misconceptions. I believe this is where the most effective learning happens.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Roehampton University 2015PGCEPrimary education with maths specialism
Loughborough University 2011MastersSports Science
Loughborough University2010BachelorsSport and Exercise Science
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Subjects taught
MathsOne-to-oneOnline
Primary£50£45
Secondary£50£45
GCSE£60£54
A-Level£60£54
Casual Learner£45£40.50