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Andrew

Andrew
Andrew
Tutor
London
Feedback Score:
+17
Member Since: 02/12/2011
Last Login: 10 hours ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 8 hours

My Qualifications

Induction
Institute of Education, University of London
Education
Pass  (2010)
PGCE
Institute of Education, University of London
Religious Education
Pass  (2009)
QTS
General Teaching Council (GTC)
Qualified Teacher Status Secondary
Pass  (2009)
MA
The University of Manchester
Government - Political Science
Pass  (2003)
BA
University of Sussex
Politics
2:2  (2001)

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Rates summary: 59.00 to 69.00 per hour
PrimaryKS3GCSEA-LevelDegreeAdult Learner
Basic Skills£59£59£59£59£59£59
Citizenship Studies£59£59£59£59£59£59
Entrance Exams£69£69£69£69£69£69
Extended Project Qualification£69£69£69£69£69£69
General Studies£59£59£59£59£59£59
Humanities£59£59£59£59£59£59
Ib Diploma£59£59£59£59£59£59
Philosophy£59£59£59£59£59£59
Politics£59£59£59£59£59£59
Religious Studies£59£59£59£59£59£59

Information about Andrew

Hi, my name is Andrew and I’m a fully qualified experienced senior practicing teacher with 14 years experience in teaching, and 10 years experience as a tutor. I’ve been an examiner since 2009 and worked for Ofqual as a subject expert for a number of years.

My broad experience in life, teaching and examining allows me to quickly identify where students need the most assistance, helping them to build the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to succeed.
I strive to be approachable and reassuring in order to create an atmosphere where my students feel comfortable sharing their challenges, and ensuring they know I’m there to help.

My specialism is offering subject knowledge enhancement and exam skills including more focused tutoring for those crucial moments like exams, assessments and coursework however I also offer long-term, general tutoring for students who need broader support throughout the school year.

Helping students gain a better understanding and connection to their subject is very rewarding and I’m proud that my tutees report a 2-grade improvement on average with 80% achieving an A* or the grade they were looking for.

Here are a few key facts about me:
- current 6th Form school teacher (PT);
- specialise in teaching & learning and exam & study skills, essay marking service and quality assurance, course revision, SEN specialist;
- specialise in common student problems such as: feeling lost / confusion; loss of enthusiasm; difficulties with understanding concepts; challenges with existing teacher; issues writing essays; problems with exams; wanting to get an edge / improve / excellence;
- I provide added value and am proactive e.g. I have an open door communication policy, I am always thinking about how I can help further and I send extra curriculum material after most sessions to consolidate and expand your learning as necessary;
- home schooling and private candidate support.
If you’d like further information to find out more about me and what I can do for you, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I am happy to talk you through my experience and methods in more detail and can provide a full CV, references as well as copies of my DBS certificate or other accreditation.

I look forward to working with you,

Andrew

Levels:

A-level, Pre-U, IB, International A-level (KS5)
GCSE, iGCSE (KS4)
Undergraduate/MA/PhD/Adult learner
CE/Scholarships/ISEB (KS3)
Special Educational Needs and Home schooling
Other needs considered

Tutoring Experience:

- Over 20,000 hours teaching, tutoring and examiner experience in both private and state education
- Assisted over 10,000 students during 14 years of teaching and tutoring
- Member of The Tutors Association, fully qualified, practicing teacher with a PGCE and QTS, hold BA (Hons) and MA (Econ) in the subject I teach (Sussex and Manchester Universities)
- Trained to teach in Institute of Education (UCL)
- Went to Highgate School for Boys, Teacher Training done in QE boys (Regularly Top of League Tables and Consistently rated Outstanding by Ofsted), regularly help pupils at Eton, Cheltenham Ladies and many more top schools and taught at best IB school in the world (ANI)
- A-level, AS level, International A-level (GCE) (AQA, OCR, Edexcel, Eduqas (WJEC), Cambridge)
- GCSE, iGCSE (AQA, OCR, Edexcel, Eduqas (WJEC), Cambridge)
- IB (International Baccalaureate) (Trained at ANI, rated Best IB school in the World)
- Pre-U (Cambridge)
- Experience with Common Entrance (CE, ISEB) exam including Harrow scholarship with my most recent candidate getting the highest mark in History and second highest in Philosophy and Ethics
- Previously Education chairman for Highgate School Old Cholmelians Education Committee
- Worked with Select Committee for Special Education Needs, was Research Assistant to Estelle Morris MP (Secretary of State for Education) and helped develop SEN Code of Practice
- Worked for Holocaust Education Trust in House of Lords
- Helped create piece on The World Tonight (BBC Radio 4) about unfairness of exam cancellation arrangements 2020
- UK and International teaching experience
- Initiated reform of New Zealand Foreign Teacher Registration process
- Author of the successful book “How to Write Any Essay and Get a Top Mark”
- Philosophy for Children trained continually take part on Continuing Professional Development (e.g. Safeguarding, Pedagogy, Subject knowledge and Assessment training)
- Worked in Private and Public sector prior to beginning teaching career up to management level

Availability: Tutoring Approach and availability:

After you purchase my details, and book the session using my link, we will work out a plan of action and a regular session time in the first session. You will receive regular updates on how the student is doing. We will focus on knowledge acquisition, other support and what to do with all this knowledge, i.e. how to write excellent essays or answer questions or whatever your situation requires.

Here’s what I can help you with:

- Teach you the course and help with essays and exams
- Support with questions and emergencies including educational consultancy
- Send extra information about the course from an extensive database of resources gathered over the years and that contains enough help to get you an A* on any of the subjects I teach, this includes a collection of essays from over 14 years of teaching to refer to and use
- Use of the best technology (AV equipment, Ultrafast wired Broadband, Online Whiteboard and other enhancements)
- Produce a report about the student’s progress regularly and advise on further actions

I can also help you with:

• Course knowledge, comprehension, revision, full teaching or catch-up
• Essay advice, structuring, feedback/marking, editing and improving
• Exam preparation and success
• EPQs
• Theory of Knowledge
• Extended essay writing
• TOK Presentation
• UCAS
• Career advice, work experience support, interview practice
• Undergraduate PHD and essay structure help and edit
• Support throughout university
• Masters PHD dissertation support
• Providing education consulting, SEN advice and support in disputes with school / university
• Other needs catered to, just ask!

Availability:

I have been tutoring since 2011 and online since 2016 and it has always proven to be extremely effective, even more than face to face. I’m happy to now offer all my classes online which allows you to get the most out of our lessons, I am able to devote the time I would be travelling to and from you to provide a better service. I use the best technology (e.g. up to date HD Audio Visual equipment, ultrafast wired broadband, online whiteboard, screen sharing, a document camera and other enhancements) and I provide an exceptional learning experience that cannot be matched by face to face tuition.

I’m available online for your convenience from Monday to Friday and on weekends (during peak times) from 9AM to 7PM.

NB I am unavailable 1st to 7th November, 20th December to 2nd January, 1st to 7th March, 1st to 7th May and 1st July to 31st August yearly unless by prior arrangement.

I use Calendly for my bookings; once you have acquired my contact details, all you need to do is send me an email or text and I will send you the link to book and we will go from there.

Willing to travel: 50 miles

Experience: "Just watched your fantastic lesson on ethics - I wish I could do the A level too! Thank you so much. M and I will have a chat about this and then feedback to you but from my point of view this is really first rate."

"Just a quick note to say that the year 10 essays you set came out amazingly well and, when I marked them, the levels were consistently high in both AO1 and AO2. The work you did with the students on structuring essays and adhering to the question has obviously paid off and they produced very polished answers to the questions - particularly the AO1 on Big Bang theory where some of the scientific detail can be quite overwhelming. Thank you for your work." Eva

"Thanks Andrew. As Always, you are a godsend! You have been incredible!!! Cannot thank you enough!" Fenella

"Was going to text you today, at work so forgot but somehow got an A* so you clearly were a lot of help thanks a lot... I was very shocked 10/10 feedback for sure" Mattie

"Hi Andrew, it’s Emily T. I got my results back today for RS and I got an A*! I’m really really happy it’s fantastic news and I wanted to say thank you so much again for all your help and encouragement I can’t describe how grateful I am!
Thank you again, Emily"

"Hi Andrew the failed state paper got a B+ thank you !!!!" Saif

"Hi Andrew I got predicted an A in politics thanks so much for your help!" TJ

"Hello - I got my predicted grade raised to A*! Thanks so much for your help." A

"I got an A from my peruvian professor but a B from the UK one
I got into University of Sussex, but I’m doing the International Year One
And it’s all thanks to you !
If it wasn’t for you I don’t know what grade I could have gotten" A

Hi Andrew, two of the kids were very much inspired by your lecture and produced their own work. If you have time do you mind having a look and comment maybe? Thanks. Vera

"Hi Andrew. J test went very well. Thank you. He is now predicted an A* for politics. He found the lessons incredibly helpful. All the best. Adam"

"Hi andrew, just wanted to let you know that UCL came through. as you can imagine i`m very pleased, i just wanted to say thank you for your help again!"

"Hi Andrew, KCL has given A a place on Ancient History course without waiting on appeal! Still pursuing with school but great outcome Has worked out well. Thanks for all your support. C"

Hi Andrew,
I got an A*!
D

Hi Andrew,
I hope you are well. I got an A in politics.
Best wishes,
G

Hi Andrew
Hope you`re well
Results were good. Achieved A*A*A with an A in politics. I am going to be studying accounting and finance at LSE.
Thanks
A

I got AAB grades, and I will be doing economics and politics at Exeter, thank you for your assistance! C

It went really well, I got 3 As and my firm offer into exeter is confirmed. Hope you`re doing well, can`t wait for uni.
Thank you so much for your support.
Yours sincerely, N

Hi Andrew,
I hope you`re well! I got an A* in R.E. A* in sociology and a B in history. Thank you for all your help, your exam techniques, tips and book helped immensely! I honestly cannot thank you enough.
Thank you again!
J

Hey Andrew,
They weren’t too bad I got into my first choice Sussex...Thank you for all of the help with my philosophy I`m very grateful.

Hi Andrew,
I managed to get into my firm choice of uni -Kings college London.

Dear Andrew ,
Hope you are well .
Y got 2* A and 1A .
Thank you for reaching out .
All the best .
R and Y.

I got a B thank you so much for all the help I got into Manchester !!

"Great, thank you Andrew. You have been so wonderful with H and we are really grateful. V excited for him that it will soon all be over!" (Helping people to navigate these testing exam arrangements).

"Thank you Andrew, H thought it went very well too. I think he enjoys the contact every now and then and really likes that you get his learning style"

‘’Hi Andrew, I got an A*(D2), A, A...A in politics…So that was enough to get me in…Having a great time at Cambridge so far – thanks for the help!’’ J

Andrew is a marvel- an inspirational teacher saving the day for two smart boys being let down by an inadequate RS Department. A more engaging knowledgeable teacher would be hard to find.

"Andrew thank you for coming over - we are all so relieved now that we have met you - it was so disappointing for the boys not to have Tenisons standard for their favourite subject - magic, L."

"They were full of so much praise for you and they were very keen for you to know how much India has benefitted from your help, and how great she thinks you are!" P

"Hi Andrew
Many thanks, you seem to be making a big difference.
Best wishes
K"

Andrew is a well-organised and enthusiastic tutor. He is very focused on essay writing and technique as well as rounding out content. We are very happy with how the subject is progressing.

"Hi Andrew
Thanks so much for the session with G, she really enjoyed it... Think you have a fantastic approach to helping students learn." A

"So kind Andrew, you are an inspiration!" A P

"Thanks again for all your help, you really made a difference. x" A

"Hi Andrew,
Good news. L did pass CE and secured his place at Tonbridge School"

"Overall great. Thanks for asking. We`re getting RE remarked as he was only one mark off a 7. Thanks for all your support!"

"Hi Andrew,
C did so well. He got a B in Citizenship.
1 A*, 2 As, 4 Bs 2 Cs. We are over the moon as he was expected to fail.
Thank you so much for the support and encouragement.
Regards
J"

"Hi Andrew , my apologies for late response . N got a 7 and missed an 8 by 4 points. May ask for a remark of the paper to see if he can get an 8. this result was due to the excellent tuition he got from you. I have asked him to do R/S at A level. Thanks again. Mr A"

"Hi Andrew
I just got my results and I got a B (146 marks)
Thanks for all your help
S"

"Andrew. Thank thank you. K made us proud. He had 9. Can you imagine. Thank you so much" M

"Hi!
Thank you for your email. N`s history grade is 9.
Many thanks again!" L

"8 for history - 9s for all sciences. Maths and English. So v happy" G

"Y did exceptionally well.
He got a 6 in Citizenship which is surprising but he got 7`s, 8`s and 9 in English.
Thank you for your support and help all along." D

"Hi Andrew
A got a 5 which she and the school are happy with. Before the end of term she was given an RS scholarship for this year as she is doing it for A level. Hope you are having a great summer."

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We have a total of 18 review(s) for Andrew.

Louise (Mrs)
06/02/2020

5/5 Rating

Andrew is a marvel- an inspirational teacher saving the day for two smart boys being let down by an inadequate RS Department. A more engaging knowledgeable teacher would be hard to find.

Tutors Response :

Thanks Louise for the kind words, it`s my pleasure!


Catherine (Ms)
12/11/2019

5/5 Rating

Andrew is a well-organised and enthusiastic tutor. He is very focused on essay writing and technique as well as rounding out content. We are very happy with how the subject is progressing.


Lida (Mrs)
15/08/2019

5/5 Rating

Andrew-Fantastic. Got my daughter from underperforming from E/D to achieve B finally. Though she even could get A, but the exam was very harsh this year. Thank you Andrew. My daughter got to her first choice UNI and it would not happened without your help. Totaly highly recommended +++++. He is a magician. Trust me.

Tutors Response :

Thanks Lida, all the best for the future!


Lee ()
22/06/2019

5/5 Rating

Andrew was excellent. He was very patient and explained the topics clearly, and enthusiastically, giving my daughter the knowledge and confidence that she was so desperately lacking. I would definitely recommend him.

Tutors Response :

Thanks Lee, all the best to you and your daughter!


Mobowale (Mrs)
27/05/2019

5/5 Rating

Andrew has been helpful with my son’s politics. His method of teaching has increased my son’s confidence towards his Alevels coming. I recommend him.


Mimi (Mrs)
05/05/2019

5/5 Rating

Extremely knowledgeable and competent tutor.


lydia (Ms)
27/04/2019

5/5 Rating

Mr Andrew is a very good teacher and is always on time. l highly recommended him to everyone who is looking for an RE teacher. He has got all the resources to support my childs
needs


Mike (Mr)
07/02/2019

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor who has really helped my son catch up on missed curriculum.


Stephanie (Mrs)
17/08/2018

5/5 Rating

Andrew really clicked with my son, to the extent that he actively looked forward to their sessions. Thankyou for your help, professionalism and flexibility, you worked wonders.


Patience (Mrs)
17/08/2018

5/5 Rating

Andrew assisted my daughter with A-level Politics for a year. She came in with a grade B in her AS politics and was struggling to grasp the subject knowledge. However, with Andrew’s methodical approach and experience of being an examiner for the course, she began to understand the subject and connect with it. Andrew is always happy to mark extra essays and always responds promptly with what went well and how to improve. With his help she consistently achieved extremely high marks in her Politics essays and eventually went on to achieve a strong A* in her A-level Politics (353/400). I definitely believe that my daughter gained greater confidence in the subject and analytical skills through his genuineness and professional approach to teaching. An exemplary tutor and I recommend him to anyone seeking to improve in A-level Politics.


Tanja (Ms)
16/06/2018

5/5 Rating

Has been very successful


Louise (Miss)
16/06/2018

5/5 Rating

Really good tutor! Andrew has helped me a lot with A -level government and politics. Through improving my grade and confidence with the subject. Very organised and tailored to ensure you can reach the best grade possible. I would definitely recommend him. Thank you for all you help I really appreciate everything.


Nina (Ms)
10/06/2018

5/5 Rating

Andrew has been helping my son prepare for his A Level Government and Politics exams. He has been a true inspiration, encouraging my son be motivated to study and achieve a high grade. Andrew has an excellent knowledge of this subject and how best to prepare for the exam questions. Also, he has conveniently come to our home, makes and keeps appointments and sends my son articles to read in between tutoring sessions. I can not recommend him highly enough.


Alexander (Mr)
25/02/2018

5/5 Rating

Andrew has been so helpful in helping me in A level government and politics, very efficient and tutors to help rather than a job. A****


Moin (Mr)
06/07/2017

5/5 Rating

Although initially apprehensive in having the sessions online via skype, I have to say that Andrew was superb and the sessions worked really well. Andrew is very clear, precise and methodical in the way he goes about the lessons and my daughter really benefited. She gained a lot of confidence and Andrew helped her to focus on the important subject matters and structure her responses to exam questions. In a short period of time she was ready to take on the exams with a real zeal, rather than being a bag of nerves. We`re still waiting on the results, but whatever they turn out to be, they will be a lot better thanks to Andrew, I cannot recommend him enough!

Tutors Response :

Thank you very much, that`s really kind. Fingers crossed for the results!


Bushra (Mrs)
24/11/2016

5/5 Rating

He is a very helpful and extremely knowledgeable, he knows how to structure essays as well as knowledge on how to mark them. He provides excellent resources for one to understand and learn the syllabus.

Tutors Response :

Thank you very much, I`m glad you are happy, and your son is a pleasure to work with also!


Shirley (Ms)
04/04/2016

5/5 Rating

Andrew really knows how to teach excellent essays skills. Also he is organised, reliable, flexible and pleasant to work with. He quickly figured out our daughter`s level and what she personally needed to work on to get top marks.


rosemary (Mrs)
23/09/2015

3/5 Rating

Thank you for helping my daughter, she found you teaching helpful, and got her grade for Edinburgh.


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