TEFL Certificate (120 Hours)
General Teaching Council (GTC)
The University of Nottingham
The University of Gloucestershire
Information about Andrew
I have worked as a Head of Geography and Head of Senior School at a range of leading Independent and State schools for the past 20 years. In addition I work as a senior examiner for the AQA and OCR examination boards. I also work as an 11 plus tutor, and have successfully assisted pupils in passing their entrance exams in order to gain entrance into their chosen grammar school. During my career I have achieved record breaking results through a relentless drive to stretch students to reach their full potential. In the summers of 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 the A-Level students I tutored and taught achieved 100% A* - A. In addition, the GCSE students I tutored achieved 100% 9-8.
During school holidays I deliver one-week long intense 11 plus booster revision sessions to small groups of students. These have proven to be extremely succesful, (especially during the Easter and Summer holidays) in helping students gain entry to their first choice grammar school within Gloucestershire.
My approach to tutoring involves the use of engaging ICT and interactive activities. I use humour to engage students and make them feel relaxed and at ease. Students often comment that they thoroughly enjoy their tutor sessions and make huge developments in their subject knowledge in a relatively short period of time. I also ensure students refine their examination technique through past exam paper analysis.
Availability: Weekends, school holidays and weekday evenings.
Willing to travel: 50 miles
Experience: Over the course of my twenty year teaching career I have taken great pride in achieving record breaking 11 plus, GCSE and A-Level results by implementing innovative teaching techniques which are tailored to meet the varying needs of the students I teach and tutor.
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Feedback For Andrew (24)
My son has been having lessons with Andrew for a few weeks now. He enjoys the classes, and his confidence has grown. We appreciate Andrews`s help; hopefully, my son`s grades will improve.
Excellent - my son found the session extremely helpful.
Andrew Helped my son to understand the NEA part of his Geography A level.
Andrew has been a great support to our son in his preparation for the 11+ exams this year. Andrew is very encouraging and calm in his approach and his friendly demeanour ensured our son`s enagement and interest in studying with him throughout. I have no hestiation in recommending Andrew for 11+ support and preparation.
Andrews lessons are engaging and well resourced. He explains concepts well and has good understanding of my sons needs. My son enjoys his lessons and has continued for his final Alevel year.
Andrew is an excellent 11plus tutor. He is patient and very well organised. We always get the full hour of tutoring plus he provides a good debrief at the end showing what was covered during the lesson. Andrew communicates well and my daughter really enjoys her lessons with him. Following the tutor sessions with Andrew, our daughter was successful in gaining a place in her first choice grammar school. I have no hesitation in recommending Andrew for 11+ tutoring.
Andrew is extremely reliable and helpful. My son always comes out of sessions with him with a positive and confident attitude. Can`t recommend him highly enough!
Andrew was a great tutor. Extremely knowledgably and helpful during my son`s A Levels. I would not hesitate to recommend him as a tutor to anyone who needs help in Geography.
Positive and engaging tutor, with a supportive manner. My daughter really enjoys working with him.
The lessons my son had with Andrew were well planned and extremely helpful. He is an excellent tutor who I would highly recommend.
Andrew has provided clear and supportive tuition for A level geography. He has helped my daughter understand areas that were more difficult and is building her confidence so she feels like she has the ability to succeed.
Andrew has already improved my sons confidence, with my son actually looking forward to the sessions.
First experience with tutoring for my son who is 10 and is going to do the Eleven Plus entrance exam in September. We have been doing the sessions on `Zoom` due to the pandemic. Andrew is calm and patient with my son and teaches at good pace. He is always on time for our Zoom meetings. He gets straight to the point and starts teaching as soon as the call is made. I feel he is priced fairly and we always get the full hour. He always gets back to me quickly via text if I need to speak to him. He has been flexible with times, even on short notice. He has been kind enough to send links to learning materials to use between the sessions. My son listens to Andrew, doesn`t mess around or go off subject. Happy so far!
Andrew is an excellent teacher and very clear in making the information easy to understand. He is professional, friendly and has excellent communication. My daughter now feels very confident in her knowledge of geography. Highly recommended.
My daughter finds the sessions with Andrew very useful and they are helping her massively with her A level Geography.
Andrew has been tutoring me for 4 weeks in A level geography on what will be a tutoring program for my exams in 2018.
I have found the sessions valuable and in depth which is helping me to further understand the subject.
Andrew is very professional and he prepares well for the weekly sessions
Andrew is an extremely professional and thorough tutor who is helping my son with his geography AS resit. My son has found that he is covering topics he had not covered with his teachers at school and is finding the tutoring extremely beneficial. Andrew is helpful, approachable and friendly and using face time for the session has proved really successful.
Only two weeks in and Andrew`s help has already proved invaluable. Professional and amicable, he is helping my son with his Geography studies and supporting him beyond the subject material. I would highly recommend Andrew as a tutor.
Andrew is friendly and professional. He is an excellent teacher and makes lessons interesting .
Very friendly and professional, a great teacher.
Whilst my son has only had 2 lessons so far, we have been very impressed with his professionalism , he is very good to communicate with too and have no doubt that he will be able help our son fulfil his potential
Andrew is an excellent tutor. My son looks forward to his sessions with him and he has helped to build his interest in the subject. This has really helped the learning process.
The sessions are well structured and go over weak points as well as assist with AS / A2 exam preparation.
Andrew was instrumental in getting my son to achieve his target A level grade and gain a place at his first choice university. Andrew was very dedicated to helping him and getting him motivated, he was extremely accommodating even on Bank Holidays and generous with his time. I cannot recommend him more highly.
Andrew is a very professional and highly organised tutor. His manner is very encouraging and he is up to date with the syllabus I am studying which is very helpful. He makes the sessions interesting by using computer powerpoints and I feel that I have learnt a lot and will benefit hugely from his help.