I am an appointed Advanced Level Mathematics Examiner for 2019. I am currently marking the new 2019 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 )
Enthusiastic teacher of Mathematics and Physics to Advanced Level.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge and helping 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.
I may be called to Supply Teach Mathematics and Physics in Wiltshire Schools during 2019 but not for extended periods.
In Computing, I have written a program to monitor the location of a UAV travelling in the wind. I now write APPLE IOS Applications and am currently developing a Multiple Choice Level Physics App to test knowledge in key areas of Physics.
I write and play music and play cricket
Availability: I prefer tutoring in Advanced Level Maths/Further Maths/Stats/Physics.
Any exam Board: Edexcel, AQA, OCR
I have vacancies for Tuition in the 2019/2020 Academic Year commencing September 2019.
Please apply now as there is no need to wait until September.
I prefer morning tutorials before 14:00 to avoid traffic, and 10% Discount is available for tutorials that take place before 14:00:
If you are more than 6 miles distant from me, £5 will be added for travel fees
If you are more than 12 miles from me, £10 will be added for travel:
There are some limited opportunities of tutorials at my house in Devizes which attract a 10% discount too.
Willing to travel: 20 miles
Experience: Hons Degree Physics Nottingham University (1974)
PGCE (Leeds University 1978) Qualified Teacher Status.
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.
Also, at Wiltshire College:
GCSE Maths and Physics, BTEC Computing, HND Engineering, BEd Education, research methods using statistics (West of England University)
In my final teaching role at the MOD, 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
Last academic year (2018), ALL my students found a University placement.
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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.