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Andrew

Andrew

Hi, my name is Andrew and I’m a fully qualified experienced senior practicing teacher with 14 years experience in teaching, and 10 years experience as a tutor. I’ve been an examiner since 2009 and worked for Ofqual as a subject expert for a number of years.

My broad experience in life, teaching and examining allows me to quickly identify where students need the most assistance, helping them to build the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to succeed.
I strive to be approachable and reassuring in order to create an atmosphere where my students feel comfortable sharing their challenges, and ensuring they know I’m there to help.

My specialism is offering subject knowledge enhancement and exam skills including more focused tutoring for those crucial moments like exams, assessments and coursework however I also offer long-term, general tutoring for students who need broader support throughout the school year.

Helping students gain a better understanding and connection to their subject is very rewarding and I’m proud that my tutees report a 2-grade improvement on average with 80% achieving an A* or the grade they were looking for.

Here are a few key facts about me:

  • current 6th Form school teacher (PT);
  • specialise in teaching & learning and exam & study skills, essay marking service and quality assurance, course revision, SEN specialist;
  • specialise in common student problems such as: feeling lost / confusion; loss of enthusiasm; difficulties with understanding concepts; challenges with existing teacher; issues writing essays; problems with exams; wanting to get an edge / improve / excellence;
  • I provide added value and am proactive e.g. I have an open door communication policy, I am always thinking about how I can help further and I send extra curriculum material after most sessions to consolidate and expand your learning as necessary;
  • home schooling and private candidate support.

If you’d like further information to find out more about me and what I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I am happy to talk you through my experience and methods in more detail and can provide a full CV, references as well as copies of my DBS certificate or other accreditation.

I look forward to working with you,

Andrew

Levels:

A-level, Pre-U, IB, International A-level (KS5)
GCSE, iGCSE (KS4)
Undergraduate/MA/PhD/Adult learner
CE/Scholarships/ISEB (KS3)
Special Educational Needs and Home schooling
Other needs considered

Availability:

I have been tutoring online since 2016 and it has always proven to be extremely effective. I’m happy to now offer all my classes online which allows you to get the most out of our lessons, I am able to devote the time I would be travelling to and from you to provide a better service. I use the best technology (e.g. up to date HD Audio Visual equipment, ultrafast wired broadband, online whiteboard, screen sharing, a document camera and other enhancements) and I provide an exceptional learning experience that cannot be matched by face to face tuition.

I’m available online for your convenience from Monday to Friday and on weekends (during peak times) from 9AM to 7PM.
I use Calendly for my bookings; once you have acquired my contact details, all you need to do is send me an email or text and I will send you the link to book and we will go from there.

Tutoring Experience

  • Over 20,000 hours teaching, tutoring and examiner experience in both private and state education
  • Assisted over 10,000 students during 14 years of teaching and tutoring
  • Member of The Tutors Association, fully qualified, practicing teacher with a PGCE and QTS, hold BA (Hons) and MA (Econ) in the subject I teach (Sussex and Manchester Universities)
  • Trained to teach in Institute of Education (UCL)
  • Went to Highgate School for Boys, Teacher Training done in QE boys (Regularly Top of League Tables and Consistently rated Outstanding by Ofsted), regularly help pupils at Eton, Cheltenham Ladies and many more top schools and taught at best IB school in the world (ANI)
  • A-level, AS level, International A-level (GCE) (AQA, OCR, Edexcel, Eduqas (WJEC), Cambridge)
  • GCSE, iGCSE (AQA, OCR, Edexcel, Eduqas (WJEC), Cambridge)
  • IB (International Baccalaureate) (Trained at ANI, rated Best IB school in the World)
  • Pre-U (Cambridge)
  • Experience with Common Entrance (CE, ISEB) exam including Harrow scholarship with my most recent candidate getting the highest mark in History and second highest in Philosophy and Ethics
  • Previously Education chairman for Highgate School Old Cholmelians Education Committee
  • Worked with Select Committee for Special Education Needs, was Research Assistant to Estelle Morris MP (Secretary of State for Education) and helped develop SEN Code of Practice
  • Worked for Holocaust Education Trust in House of Lords
  • Helped create piece on The World Tonight (BBC Radio 4) about unfairness of exam cancellation arrangements 2020
  • UK and International teaching experience
  • Initiated reform of New Zealand Foreign Teacher Registration process
  • Author of the successful book “How to Write Any Essay and Get a Top Mark”
  • Philosophy for Children trained continually take part on Continuing Professional Development (e.g. Safeguarding, Pedagogy, Subject knowledge and Assessment training)
  • Worked in Private and Public sector prior to beginning teaching career up to management level

Tutoring Approach

After you purchase my details, and book the session using my link, we will work out a plan of action and a regular session time in the first session. You will receive regular updates on how the student is doing. We will focus on knowledge acquisition, other support and what to do with all this knowledge, i.e. how to write excellent essays or answer questions or whatever your situation requires.

Here’s what I can help you with:
- Teach you the course and help with essays and exams
- Support with questions and emergencies including educational consultancy
- Send extra information about the course from an extensive database of resources gathered over the years and that contains enough help to get you an A* on any of the subjects I teach, this includes a collection of essays from over 14 years of teaching to refer to and use
- Use of the best technology (AV equipment, Ultrafast wired Broadband, Online Whiteboard and other enhancements)
- Produce a report about the student’s progress regularly and advise on further actions

I can also help you with:
• Course knowledge, comprehension, revision, full teaching or catch-up
• Essay advice, structuring, feedback/marking, editing and improving
• Exam preparation and success
• EPQs
• Theory of Knowledge
• Extended essay writing
• TOK Presentation
• UCAS
• Career advice, work experience support, interview practice
• Undergraduate PHD and essay structure help and edit
• Support throughout university
• Masters PHD dissertation support
• Providing education consulting, SEN advice and support in disputes with school / university
• Other needs catered to, just ask!

NB I am unavailable 1st to 7th November, 20th December to 2nd January, 1st to 7th March, 1st to 7th May and 1st July to 31st August yearly unless by prior arrangement.

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

Qualifications

Institute of Education2009PGCEReligious Education M-Level with QTS
Keswick Hall Trust2008OtherDiploma in World Religions
University of Manchester2002MastersEthics, Philosophy and International Relations
University of Sussex2002BachelorsPolitics and Philosophy with Honours

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