University of Leeds
The University of Nottingham
Information about Alan
I am an appointed Advanced Level Mathematics Examiner for 2015-2023. I have successfully recently marked the 2022 Pure Maths EDEXCEL Paper One.( I have a certificate from EDEXCEL to confirm my successful marking of A Level Maths (MECHANICS ) from 2015 to 2018 )
I have just Completed marking June Paper One 2022 Pure Maths A Level.
I am an Enthusiastic teacher of Mathematics and Physics to Advanced Level-and beyond.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge and help students to fulfil their true potential.
I was a tutor at Wiltshire College for 14 years, then taught Mathematics and Science in the field of Military Science at MOD for another 14 years to 2012. This has given me a superb appreciation of the practical applications of my subjects in many situations. I have experience of being an Examiner and Moderator in both A Level Physics and Mathematics.
My DBS Certificate has been renewed from 6th August 2022
I use ZOOM Pro for ONLINE lessons :
I also use BITPAPER which keeps all the lessons taught in one place. Its a really innovative resource sharing environment that will cost you nothing.
I am a current President of my local Town Cricket Club
Availability: I prefer tutoring in Advanced Level Maths/Further Maths/Stats/Physics.
Any exam Board for Physics : Edexcel, AQA, OCR
For MATHS ..I prefer EDEXCEL Board because that is my examining board and I have examined the 2022 Pure Maths Paper One.
Morning tutorials are really best for me but I realise students are at school .
The next best time is 4 pm weekdays.
I dont teach on Saturdays.
Sundays, I do have limited availability.
Willing to travel: Home Only
Experience: Hons Degree Physics Nottingham University (1974)
PGCE (Leeds University 1978) Qualified Teacher Status.
At St Aldates College, Oxford, I taught A Level Maths and Physics for 6 years at an international Independent school.
At Wiltshire College, I was responsible for setting up a Mathematics Study Centre. I have a vast experience of one-to-one tuition and the negotiation of learning programs with indiviual students.
I have taught on a wide range of courses at Advanced Level: Pure Maths, Mechanics, Further Maths, Statistics and Physics.
GCSE Maths and Physics, BTEC Computing, HND Engineering, BEd Education
At the Ministry of Defefence, I was a subject matter expert in the following fields:
RADAR, Thermal Imaging, Ballistics, Missile Dynamics. I taught Military Science and Mathematics to Army Officers for 14 years.
I taught the use of EXCEL, SHAREPOINT and POWERPOINT. I write IOS Apple Mac IPHONE APPS
I have many great feedback comments and I want to continue Tutoring because it is great fun,. All students have their own way of learning but I insist that they do extra work to consolidate their learning.
I have found that the students who succeed are the ones who consistently complete the work I recommend them to do.
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Feedback For Alan (44)
Alan has been a wonderful Mathematics tutor for our son. His lessons are very well prepared, interesting and targeted. He is happy to answer any questions you have as a parent and found common language with our son very quickly too. We hope with Alan`s help and guidance(and hard work and determination from our son...), he will be able to achieve his targets and realise his dream.
Alan has been tutoring my daughter in A Level Physics for nearly 2 months and he has done a great job. He has reviewed difficult topics in detail and increased her confidence. He sets homework and responds quickly when submitted. He is also responsive should she have a query outside of tutoring hours. I would highly recommend Alan.
Alan is an excellent tutor. He plans ahead all topics in detail at the beginning of agreed tuition period; he prepares and marks your homework (you know your level for the work you have completed). He maintains a transparent communication with parents and this is a bonus. Alan is extremely flexible; if you want to improve on certain aspects, just ask. It is nice to get an A in Maths at the end of the process and go to study engineering at your first choice university. If you are serious, willing to spend time doing your homework and really want to improve, contact Alan. He is great!
Alan is an excellent tutor. My daughter found him very thorough, professional and patient with complex questions.
Alan is a friendly, organised and good tutor. My son has enjoyed his tutorials and found them really helpful.
Alan was very helpful with tuition and set clear milestones in advance, addressed my gaps and was exactly what was needed. Online tutoring worked well and he was very thorough.
Since the first lesson with Alan my understanding of A-level mathematics has improved significantly. By doing example questions on top of theory Alan allows the student to have deeper understanding of application of certain rules in mathematics. So far it was incredibly useful, thanks to the way Alan preserves his lessons.
We booked three lessons with Alan to fill in some gaps in math with our son. We will have to wait and see how Henri`s performance develops after half term, but we can already say that we had a very good impression of Alan`s focused and professional approach. We are sure that our son has benefited a lot and consider continuing with the lessons if needed. We would also like to mention that the contact with Alan has been very friendly and engaging.
My twin boys are both doing Maths A level this year. Alan has done a great job of setting them A Level type exam papers to complete and mark. Alan then constructed a bespoke lesson for them on differential equations, which he identified as a weakness. We`re very pleased with his service.
Many thanks, the extra tutoring support was brilliant and made all the difference for my daughter`s predicted A level grades!
Alan is very helpful and experienced in teacjing physics and he is very flexible and tailored each lesson based on my needs. He has a calm and confident way to reach which in return has meant my son enjoys the lessons and learns from them too
Alan helped my son with his first year A level maths. He increased his understanding through explanations and set papers and tests to check understnading. Would recommend.
Alan, an excellent and dedicated tutor!!! Alan is an exceptional tutor. My daughter failed the exams in maths and physics at end of year 12 exams. By fail I mean she got a "U" mark in both of them. That was the time when I decided on the last resort, private tuition. Checking Tutorhunt my attention was attracted by Alan because of his experience and very good reviews. Now honestly I can say they are entirely true. He`s made miracles with my daughter. Beginning with "U" in her tests Alan managed to increase my daughter`s marks to "A". With his help, experience, extra work provided Alan has determined my daughter to achieve these wonderful and most desirable marks. My daughter confessed to me, that with Alan`s help now she can understand all the laws of physics and mathematical theorems. Alan is always available and if any query he always provides a prompt answer. We will continue with Alan until next year, and I recommend him from all my heart.
Alan was engaging and kept me posted on feedback of sessions. Thanks
Tutors Response :
I had to recommend to the parent that tuition should end because the student was not doing the work set.
He was also very disorganised and was late to zoom lessons.
Alan is a superb tutor. He is currently giving A Level Physics Tuition to our Son to fill in some of the gaps that have been left by the missed schooling caused in the Covid-19 pandemic. He is extremely well organised and has an encouraging, humorous, easy style. His depth of knowledge is immense and in addition to the Physics, he has helped improve our Son`s understanding of the Maths elements involved in Physics. Our son enjoys his planning of the lessons and his numerous diagrams used to explain the theories and topics. Alan is always happy to talk about a subject in depth and go through any questions our Son has. Our Son`s projected grades have improved enormously and I would thoroughly recommend Alan if you are looking for a great Tutor.
Alan is a very good tutor who was immediately able to help my son with his A-level Maths, even though his school have a different exam board. Alan explained the topics well and helped him understand the areas he was struggling with. Highly recommended.
Alan has been excellent with my son, who is studying A-level Physics and Maths. He has helped explain the concepts on some difficult topics very well. My son`s confidence has improved greatly, and he really looks forward to the lessons every week!
Alan explains concepts clearly and is always well-prepared for the lessons. I would highly recommend him!
Alan worked with our son ahead of A Levels. He quickly established what support was needed, filled in the gaps in his knowledge and set him challenging work to do between sessions. Our son found him an excellent teacher and they built up a good rapport - as a consequence his confidence in maths grew dramatically and he started to enjoy it again. If A Levels hadnt been cancelled (2020) we are confident that he would have achieved a higher grade. We would wholeheartedly recommend Alan.
Alan has been tutoring my daughter in A level Maths and Further Maths. Alan is an excellent tutor, able to explain further maths areas that my daughters school teachers had been unable to do. Alan was always available to mark work, provide resources and answer queries between lessons. I am very happy to recommend Alan.
Son finds him very helpful with his A level Maths. Explains things really well.
Alan was super helpful in preparing me to study maths before university after a year out. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a higher level maths tutor!
Alan has made a real difference to our son, he is very knowledgeable, is affable and has a great way of teaching. He obviously teaches because he enjoys it and doesn`t watch the clock. I am delighted to recommend Alan if you are looking for a tutor in the area.
My son has had Alan tutoring in math for 3 lessons and so far it has gone well. Definitely continuing with Alan in September until exam time.
So far so good . Extremely knowledgeable and helping align to the students goals . Would not hesitate to recommend this tutor - excellent
Two sessions delivered so far, hard to judge as a parent but our son says he is benefiting from the tutoring. Alan has adapted to his level and brings a new perspective. He has been flexible with additional sessions during the holidays and I like his approach.
I do A level maths and Alan makes everything easy and clear to understand
Alan has been tutoring our son A level Physics for the last 5 months, As a parent I can say that he is fantastic, He keeps us well informed of his progress, homework given and always available when needed. He has a very professional approach and has Tailored every session to our sons exact need.
The most important feed back comes from my son who says, The Alans teaching is so clear and he helps him understand things that at school he does not get. Alan makes clear and detailed notes through the session that he gets to keep to look back on which is an incredible help. He is patient, friendly and he looks forwards to his lessons.
Our son feels 100 % more confident now since his time with Alan
We will soon be having additional sessions with him for Maths as well.
I could not recommenced him highly enough and feel very lucky to have found him.
My daughter has received 4 Physics lessons for A level from Alan so far. Excellent lesson planning and focus on those areas she finds most difficult. I wouldn`t hesitate in recommending Alan. My daughter says he is very good at explaining the most difficult concepts which she hasn`t managed to understand otherwise and she comes out of the lessons very happy. We have emailed topics for the following sessions and he always has full notes and preparation with an excellent targeted teaching approach without adding further pressure.
Excellent tutor. Alan really owns the students desires and objectives, is thorough and pushed our son who undoubtedly benefitted. Highly recommended.
Alan helped me with A Level physics - he was a really knowledgable and supportive tutor! I found the tutorials most useful with directed revision, where he could help with either some questions or a specific area I was finding hard.
Great progress made, excellent approach, would highly recommend
Excellent maths and Physics tutor. He makes the subject interesting and easier to understand and often ties the two subjects together - making a lot more comprehensive sense of it all for my daughter.
Alan has really helped my boys with AS Maths. He`s very patient, explains the topic carefully and doesn`t move on until he knows the boys understand it thoroughly. Some homework is set each week, which means the matter isn`t forgotten by the next week. Alan is a really positive influence. Glad we found him!
Alan has been tutoring our son in A level Physics and Maths. Our son finds his lessons helpful and he finds Alan easy to work with. The 1:1 sessions have given him confidence in areas that he was not understanding and his grades have gone up as a result. Alan is organised, trustworthy and very reliable.
Alan is very approachable and inspiring. He gives loads of encouragement facilitating learning the subject, making it comprehensive and intuitive. He gives concise direction and makes the subject easier to understand. He`s great
After a dissapointing Physics AS result from my son, who achieved a good A at GCSE but seemed to loose the focus on the subject through school teaching, we decided we needed to get him some extra help. We used Tutor Hunt to find Alan and he has proved a great find. He has an enthusiastic and engaging approach that has already rejuvenated my son`s focus and interest in Physics and so we are reaping rewards already. Hopefully with the focus, additional practice and clarifications that Alan is providing, my son will go on to achieve to his ability during the A level exams next year. I would have no hesitation in recommending Alan.
Alan immediately set up a good rapport with my daughter, put her at ease and engaged with her on the A level Maths/Further Maths modules she needed support with. Alan is certainly very knowledgeable in his field and knows how to communicate with a student. My daughter is already feeling more confident and comfortable with the subject after just two lessons. We are looking forward to a successful A level outcome! Thank you Alan.
Alan has been supporting my son in Physics for four weeks now. We are incredibly impressed with the way he delivers his sessions, his knowledge and enthusiasm. My son has a much better understanding now of many aspects of Physics he was unsure of. We are looking forward to Alan`s further support throughout the coming year. I recommend him highly!
Alan has been helping my son for the last nine months in preparation for his A levels in Maths and Further Maths. He is an excellent tutor, very reliable and nothing is too much trouble. I would highly recommend him.
We are so fortunate to have found Alan. No only is he local, which is convenient, he is also remarkably patient and an excellent tutor. Just exactly what we were hoping for.
Alan has been working with our son (currently studying for A Level Maths & Physics) for the past few weeks and has already helped with exam techniques and identifying areas of further study. We would recommend Alan.
Our daughter was really struggling with GCSE maths. Alan totally turned things around and she passed with ease. He made learning fun for her and we wouldn`t hesitate to recommend him to any one. Brilliant tutor!! Thanks Alan.
Following a U in a mock physics AS exam we asked Alan to help my son prepare for the summer exams. End result - a B! Alan also helped with maths and further maths, which without doubt helped secure the 2 As. He is an excellent tutor and we wouldn`t hesitate in recommending him.