• (I)GCSE Physics (AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR)
• (I)GCSE Chemistry (AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR)
• (I)GCSE Biology (AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR)
• (I)GCSE Maths (AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR)
• (I)GCSE Further Maths (AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR)
• A-level Physics (AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR)
• A-level Maths (AQA, CIE, Edexcel and OCR): C1-4, S1, M1 and New Specification
• ENGAA (Engineering Aptitude Assesment)
• NSAA (Natural Sciences Aptitude Assessment)
• PAT (Physics Aptitude Test)
• Oxbridge Interviews- Engineering, Natural Sciences
• Admissions tests for Oxbridge/Imperial- Engineering, Natural Sciences
I started tutoring when I was 14, helping young children. Realising teaching was something I really enjoyed I then taught GCSE as soon as I had finished my own and taught A levels while at university. While studying Engineering at Oxford University I kept up with some tutoring during the term time but mostly tutored at home during the holidays.
After completing my Engineering MSc, I wanted to stretch myself and try some academic writing. To this end, I tutored full-time in London to raise funds to complete a second master's. During this time, I helped with intense revision in the lead-up to exams as well as taking on a challenging home-schooling role, getting an A* in A-level maths in just 6 months.
I ended up at UEA studying Climate Change and tutoring almost full-time including working with a local school helping disadvantaged children in groups of 3.
Having enjoyed tutoring so much I decided to commit full-time and started taking on long-term home-schooling roles as well as afterschool support.
Through my many years of tutoring, I have helped students across the world. This has helped me adapt my teaching style to different working cultures as well as to cover many exam boards. I have also had the fortune to help some great students who have struggled with SEN.
I have over 15000 hours taught including paid and voluntary teaching in and out of schools.
I have been tutoring individuals and groups for over 8 years as both paid and voluntary work. I love to teach Maths and Physics to children of all ages and abilities, sculpting my lessons around the individuals' needs. I have always found engaging with my pupils easy. Being young, and having recently been in education, helps me to understand any problems my students encounter and find intuitive ways to help them understand the topic.
When tutoring I encourage an understanding of base principles in order to build confidence and problem-solving skills. I like to set my pupils short homework worksheets to highlight any difficulties and to encourage comfort with a wide variety of problems. This will set them up to excel in future education and exams.
I encourage problem-solving skills so even if the subject isn't the student's interest, it will help them in all other aspects of life, as well as being an essential skill for exam success.
My enthusiasm within lessons is a key aspect that makes them enjoyable which has been remarked upon by students. I have a genuine passion for Maths and Physics and love finding challenging problems or unique perspectives to help my students.
When accepting a long term tutoring role I make sure to have an organised and structured plan that is shared with both the student and parents so that progress can be tracked and to give the student a real sense of direction and achievement.
I have all the technology required to make online learning as interactive and accessible as possible. Including specialist software, graphics pad, reliable internet and high spec computer equipment.
What I do when I am not tutoring
I currently live in Bristol with my wife and plan to move to the countryside later in life to enjoy nature.
''Andrew has been tutoring my son in preparation for his A level physics exams. Due to Covid restrictions and online teaching provisions my son had fallen behind in physics. Andrew has been an exceptional tutor, making sure my son filled in any gap in his knowledge. His lessons have been fun and engaging and he has made my son grow in confidence in preparation for his exams.'' (Parent of A Level Physics Student)
''Andrew is one of the most efficient, organised tutors I’ve ever met. A few days before their first session, he asked for a list of topics that my son would like to cover so that he could prepare for their lesson well in advance. He arrived with a mini portable whiteboard which was immediately put to good use. My son was very impressed by his level of organisation, as well as his obvious academic prowess, and learnt as much about approaching and planning his work as he did about Further Maths itself. Andrew set him some work to do in between their sessions and made himself available to answer any questions that arose before and after the lessons. My son derived maximum benefit from Andrew’s input in a short space of time and as a result went into his exams with much more confidence than he would have had otherwise. I would highly recommend Andrew as a tutor and would not hesitate to employ him again should the need arise.'' (Parent of Further Maths student)
''Andrew comes highly recommended, he Tutored my son for two years through his final years at secondary and the start of A level. He is extremely professional and totally gets the full potential from the student. I believe from Andrews tutorials without a doubt my son moved from failing to excelling in this subject.'' (Parent of GCSE Student)
''I contacted Andrew over concerns leading up to my A-level Physics and Maths. He was approachable from the start and put me at my ease. He is extremely knowledgeable and is able to explain problems in a clear and understandable way. Andrew gave me confidence in Physics and Maths which I previously lacked and with his help, I passed my A-levels with the required grades. I would highly recommend Andrew as a tutor.'' (A Level Physics and Maths Student)
''Andrew has tutored my two teenage children for Maths and Science. One of my children has Learning Needs and Andrew was extremely patient with him, finding strategies to help. When he felt he was unable to do more for my son because online learning was not a good platform for his needs, he let me know which showed great integrity. He is a talented teacher who prepares meticulously and is able to connect effectively with learners on a personal level so that learning is maximised. Both of my children enjoyed his sessions and benefited from his expertise; my other teenager can be anxious and is easily overwhelmed but has requested to work with Andrew again this year, which is a tribute to his teaching and manner. He is creative and flexible in his teaching to suit the student in the moment which means that the learning takes place effortlessly. I recommend him wholeheartedly.'' (Parent of tutees)
''Andrew was organised and professional as a tutor. He knew/researched the syllabus and both asked what our son wanted to cover and efficiently identified areas of weakness by looking though past papers, then worked on these. Our son, who is at the upper end of the autistic spectrum, valued the support and liked Andrew. He felt he ‘helped me understand the details of some topics I found tricky and also helped me improve my exam technique. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him as a tutor.'' (Parent of A Level Student)