University College London (University of London)
University of Hertfordshire
Oxford Brookes University
Education Studies (hearing impairment)
University of Chichester
University of Portsmouth
Engineering Geology and geotechnics
Information about Andrea
I`ve been a qualified teacher for 14 years, specialising in maths and physics and earth sciences (geography and geology. I was head of maths for 10 years in both state and independent settings.
I graduated from the University of Portsmouth in 2006 with an engineering degree in Engineering Geology & Geotechnics, before completing my PGCE in mathematics. I worked as a coastal defence engineer for 2yrs before returning to teaching.
Over the duration of my teaching career I have completed my Post Graduate Diploma to become a qualified teacher of the deaf, a Masters Degree in Mathematics Education and an a Post Graduate Certificate in advanced audiology.
I completed my Teacher Subject Specialist Training in secondary physics to become a qualified physics teacher and teach physics to A Level.
I also teach core sciences (biology, chemistry and physics) to KS3 (year 9).
In addition to maths and physics I also teach geography to GCSE. This all comes from my background in Earth Science having read engineering geology at university. To this end I also tutor geography and geology to A Level.
I have taught in special schools for deaf children and am well practised in delivering for highly differentiated learning needs, catering for those with significant learning difficulties as well as challenging those who are gifted and talented.
In the independent sector I have experience of teaching to the 11+ and Common Entrance levels 1, 2 and 3 in mathematics.
My teaching style is focused on the individuality of my students. I pride myself on being able to adapt sessions to needs of students to ensure that they understand concepts rather than just remembering processes. My sessions are focused on direct instruction and deliberate practice, and try to facilitate this as much as possible while still maintaining a suitable pace when prepping for exams.
Availability: I currently have availability with sessions online via zoom or in person where possible. Please contact me to discuss timings.
Willing to travel: 3 miles
Experience: Qualified teacher.
Head of department
Head of key stage
Special needs- deaf/hearing loss.
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Feedback For Andrea (10)
The most amazing tutor! Has really helped me boost my maths skills even at University level, which meant I have passed all my tests! All it took was four hours, and I felt smarter every minute, and her way of explaining everything is just amazing! Definetly recommend her!
Andrea is an excellent tutor, my son really enjoys the physics lessons with Andrea, she has a way to make the boring concepts interesting and easy to learn and remember, which helped my son greatly!
Andrea was extremely kind, patient and understanding with our daughter, helping her improve for her Physics GCSE. Our daughter has come along leaps and bounds, in both understanding and in confidence in the subject. It has gone from being one of her worst subjects to one of her best, and her grades have improved massively. Her school teachers have commented on how good her exam technique now is. We would have no hesitation recommending Andrea for anyone struggling in this subject
Andrea is an amazing tutor. My daughter has really engaged with Physics now and is enjoying her tutoring very much.
Andrea is a great teacher, very meticulous and professional.
Both my son and I have been so pleased with how professional Mrs Ruck is as a Tutor, how student focused she is and how she approaches tutoring overall in Physics. She is engaged, collaborative, and ensures our son has properly grasped the learnings from the lesson. She also readily takes input and feed-back from the school, the student and the parents then works to address this. Definitely recommend her to others based on our experience.
My son and I agree that Andrea is an excellent tutor. She has a genuine gift for teaching and has always made the lessons interesting and encouraging. She is extremely professional and 100% trustworthy.
Currently tutoring my daughter - happy daughter = happy mum 😁;;
My daughter started learning with Andrea . We appreciate that she doing very good assessment over her studies also focusing on difficult areas where she need help.
Especially happy with homework & progress on the subject.