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Alan

Alan
Alan
Tutor
Beverley, Humberside HU17
Feedback Score:
+31
Member Since: 18/01/2010
Last Login: 2 hours ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 4 hours

My Qualifications

QTS
GTC England
Graduate Teacher Programme
Pass  (2003)
BSc
The Open University
Mathematics/Computing
2:1 Hon  (1999)

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Rates summary: 42.00 to 60.00 per hour
PrimaryKS3GCSEA-LevelAdult Learner
Eleven Plus£48----
Entrance Exams£48£48---
General Science-£42£42--
Maths£48£48£48£60£48
Physics--£48--

Information about Alan

Hi, I`m Alan, a friendly and patient full-time Maths tutor and part-time teacher. I do a lot of online tutoring with my local council supporting vulnerable students with their studies in Maths/Science and English: KS2/3 and GCSE.

I am a reliable guy, passionate and enthusiastic about teaching high quality maths, and love breaking things down to their simplest form. I’m also patient and a good listener, with the ability to understand the way someone else thinks about a problem. I think it’s the combination of these qualities that makes me a natural tutor. Having fun while learning is an important part of effective learning.

I came late to education and have only been a teacher for 17 years. This means I have a lifetime of real experiences outside teaching: 20 years as a Royal Air Force aircraft technician using maths and physics and 10 years in the business and computing world. I spent my first 3 years as a teacher of GCSE Biology/Chemistry and Physics before converting to a maths teacher.

Since becoming a full-time maths tutor I’ve given after school help to over a hundred students with their GCSE and A level maths courses. I have also taught home schooled children, adult learners, International Baccalaureate and QTS.

MY APPROACH:

Let me know what your aim is; be it to understand that topic/module you `just can’t get!`, to go through past papers, or to learn a whole course from start to finish, between us we can agree the best approach for you, and prepare a plan of action to ensure you achieve your goals.


My aim is to develop a students confidence and identify any barriers to learning. Effective learning and thinking skills can be developed through gentle questioning and guiding a student so they are able to articulate the problem and actively take part during the lesson. I feel it is important as a tutor to develop listening skills so that one can pick-up on areas where the student needs support.

I believe my experience and enthusiastic approach helps me to present difficult concepts in a simple way. Its important for me that a student engage in the lesson, have fun while learning and make good progress.

Availability: Most days evenings and weekends. I tend to only tutor in the Beverley/Hull/Brough/Hessle/Cottingham area. However, I find many parents are thoroughly enjoying my unique teaching methods online.

Willing to travel: 12 miles

Experience: 17 years secondary teaching maths/ICT/Business studies, 3 year teaching the Sciences and about 15 years tutoring both face to face and online. Including, experience of 11+ entry and ISEB pre tests.

DBS Check: Yes

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Feedback For Alan (31)

We have a total of 31 review(s) for Alan.

Norah (Mrs)
18/04/2022

5/5 Rating

I cannot recommend Alan highly enough. He is patient, knowledgeable and an excellent tutor. Nothing is too much trouble for him. After only a couple of lessons I had improved my Excel skills so much yay I didn’t need any further lessons.


Carmen (Mrs)
13/04/2022

5/5 Rating

Alan is friendly, professional and accommodating. Easy to work with and has helped boost our daughter`s knowledge and confidence in Maths. Would definitely recommend Alan.


Bisi (Mrs)
20/03/2022

5/5 Rating

Great tutor during a challenging GCSE year for my daughter during the pandemic.


Farran (Ms)
16/03/2022

5/5 Rating

As a parent I was looking for an experienced tutor who could engage and inspire. Alan’s lessons are both fun and challenging and my son loves testing out his mathematical puzzles on us. Alan takes care to get to know the individual child so they feel comfortable with him and can build their confidence steadily. He has also made the effort to make his online teaching platform user friendly and interactive rather than relying on standard video calls.


Ashlea (Miss)
11/11/2021

5/5 Rating

I am a mature student, studying to be a pharmacy technician, and Alan has been great helping me with maths as I study for my functional skills examinations. Patient, calming and explains excellently. I would recommend Alan to anyone young or old.


Mathura (Mrs)
20/10/2021

5/5 Rating

We recently had Alan from Tutor Hunt . My daughter is really happy with his work. He is really gentle with kids and the amount of work he produce is good. He includes games for kids with education so they don’t get board. I strongly recommend Alan. I am really great full to have him as a maths tutor.


Muktaur (Mr)
12/10/2021

5/5 Rating

Alan has worked really well with my 2 children (aged 12 and 13) for the last 2 months. He has excellent subject knowledge and is very patient and calm and is able to explain material in a child friendly way, whilst at the same time he is able to extend their learning. My children have really benefited for lesson`s with Alan and look forward to their weekly Math`s and Science lessons.


Teodora (Mrs)
10/10/2021

5/5 Rating

My son is on his 4th week of tutoring with Alan.He was exceptionally thorough with his explanations and his lessons are consistently interesting as well as brilliantly structured.


Natalie (Miss)
07/10/2021

5/5 Rating

Alan is an excellent tutor my 9 year old has gone from worrying about the lessons to looking forward to them ! The sessions are fun and interactive and my child’s confidence with her maths has gone through the roof ! Many thanks Alan

Tutors Response :

Thanks Natalie.

Your daughter is a very bright, articulate student. However, the work set by her school is not challenging enough to keep her interest. I find she needs to be stretched with work above the national level. I would recommend if possible, a discrete word with her maths teacher!

All the best

Alan


Selvakumaran (Mr)
24/08/2021

5/5 Rating

Alan is a great and well-experienced tutor. It`s around 3 months since my son has started his tuition and I could see that his confidence in Maths has increased well. He is doing very well in Maths now. Many thanks for his support.


Avril (Mrs)
09/05/2021

5/5 Rating

Alan is a great tutor. He has been tutoring my daughter for a short time, but it has made a huge impact on her learning. She now feels confident in taking her maths exams and that is all due to Alan.


Caroline (Mrs)
18/04/2021

5/5 Rating

Highly recommended. Good rapport and engagement with my son and completely ‘gets’ the support he needs. Also very flexible and communicative re sessions. All positive.


Pat (Ms)
28/02/2021

5/5 Rating

My 13 year old has recently started tutor sessions with Alan. Alan`s style of teaching is easy to follow, he offers lots of praise and has really put my son`s mind at ease. The two of them have also found a common interest in football!


Hannah (Mrs)
17/02/2021

5/5 Rating

Alan has been a total saviour for us. My Year 10 son has always excelled at maths, but lost his confidence through many months of homeschooling. Alan has rebuilt his confidence and, although they have only had a few tutor sessions together, my son already has complete trust in him and knows that if he doesn`t understand a concept, Alan will go through it with him. The difference in my son is already noticeable and I think we will work with Alan for a long time to come. I thoroughly recommend Alan - he is brilliant and really patient, and I`m so glad we found him.

Tutors Response :

Hi Hannah.

Thank you for your generous comments.

Your son is a delight to tutor and has massive potential. I look forward to working with you both to achieve the outstanding grades he deserves.

Kind regards

Alan


Zeynep (Mrs)
12/02/2021

5/5 Rating

Alan has been tutoring my son for the last month. He has been very professional and engaging with my son. He managed to engage my son who was not keen to receive tuition in the beginning. I highly recommend Alan.


Samantha (Mrs)
04/02/2021

5/5 Rating

My daughter recently started maths lessons with Alan, who is patient and knowledgeable and just the sort of teacher she needs. As someone who doesn’t naturally enjoy maths, she is enjoying Alan’s lessons and gaining confidence in the subject.


Fathi (Dr)
12/12/2020

5/5 Rating

Alan is a very professional and knowledgeable tutor. He is very patient and accommodating with the scheduling of sessions. He is very approachable and helpful; I can talk to Alan about any concerns regarding my son’s work and he gives very valuable advice and feedback. I feel that Alan really cares about his students and for them to do well. Alan is very friendly and my son feels at ease with him and enjoys his lessons very much. I would highly recommend Alan as a tutor.


Anika (Miss)
15/11/2020

5/5 Rating

Alan is an excellent tutor, has a lot of patience and is able to clearly explain GCSE maths concepts that my sister was struggling with. He has a very kind manner and is able to engage well, I regularly receive updates on her progress without even having to ask. She already feels a lot more confident and is really benefiting from the virtual lessons. I would definitely recommend Alan!


Christopher (Mr)
11/11/2020

5/5 Rating

My daughter has been having online tutoring with Alan for a few weeks now and has already grown in confidence. Alan has an excellent style of teaching that keeps my daughter engaged with learning at the same time as enjoying it. I’d highly recommend Alan to anyone looking at tutoring


Hannah (Mrs)
10/11/2020

5/5 Rating

Alan started working with my son, B, a few weeks ago, B has Asperger`s and Dyspraxia so finds school and traditional learning difficult, he is coming up to his GCSE exams in the spring and Alan is working with him to support him with revision and exam style questions. B really enjoys his lessons, Alan adjusts the format and content to reflect B`s interests (outside of school) and levels of energy over the lesson. As a parent to have found a tutor who understands B`s needs but is still working towards improving grades has given us real peace of mind.


Glyn (Mr)
20/10/2020

5/5 Rating

Alan has been very fliexible on session times which has helped a lot and the results have been excellent. Our grandson really enjoys the lessons and really looks forward to the next one. We can already see an improvement in his maths and also his personal confidence seems better. Highly recommended.


Nic (Mr)
27/08/2020

5/5 Rating

Working well with my son


Mel (Mrs)
15/05/2020

5/5 Rating

Alan is very professional and has a kind manor when teaching. He has helped raise my son’s confidence and improved his ability in maths.


Ali (Mrs)
31/03/2020

5/5 Rating

Very reliable and friendly. My daughter finds her lessons really helpful


Tanya (Miss)
21/02/2020

5/5 Rating

Alan has been working with my son for a few weeks now. He is very patient with him, helping him with tips on retaining new knowledge. Lessons are going well and my sons confidence is growing with each session along with his abilities.


Elinor (Mrs)
21/01/2020

5/5 Rating

Alan has been working with my Year 8 daughter virtually. She has really benefited from the sessions they have had so far, and feels more confident in her maths lessons. The online sessions work well and Alan is very helpful and easy to deal with!


Tatiana (Ms)
02/01/2020

5/5 Rating

Alan has been tutoring our son for about a month, we have been happy with his approach, which is a good balance of motivation and challenge. Our son finds the sessions with Alan fun and they go through quite some tough material without the feeling of pressure or frustration. Alan would gently prompt/explain the material where needed leaving the actual problem solving to the student and that`s what makes it valuable learning. Our son has already improved in a number of areas where he could not do them before. We need support for 13+ entrance exams for a couple of very academically selective schools and we work very much against the clock but Alan seems to provide confidence that by the time the entrance exams come, our son will be confident with the challenging material presented in the papers.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much Tatiana for your generous comments. Its a pleasure tutoring your son.


Duncan (Mr)
30/12/2019

5/5 Rating

Great tutor, explains things clearly and accurately, recommended! ;)


Sallie (Mrs)
07/10/2019

5/5 Rating

Fab session with Alan! My 10 year old son said after the session - `that was great`! I was a bit worried about trying to do an online tutoring session - Alan talked us through and after a few moments we were away. Lovely pace to the session, got through lots of material in a positive and encouraging fashion. I was surprised at the level of interactivity achieved. Highly recommend trying!

Tutors Response :


Thanks you very much Sallie.

I enjoyed Ollies input into the session and look forward to tutoring him again.

His drawings at the end of the session were brilliant. An artist in the making.

Regards
Alan C


Samantha (Dr)
24/03/2016

5/5 Rating

Alan has been great in assessing our son`s current level and what type of approach and out son is growing in confidence in maths which is just what we wanted. Highly recormmended


John ()
23/10/2014

5/5 Rating

Alan is a very informal tutor and provides a very good in depth knowledge of the subjects tutored

He also engages well with the student helping to provide a good learning environment

accommodating with lesson arrangements

Excellent!


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