Andy started his teaching career in 2010 at an 11-18 comprehensive school. He quickly began to specialise in A Level Mathematics and in 2016 he moved to a sixth form college, where he now exclusively teach A Level Mathematics. He teaches part-time (3 days/week) and tutors on the remaining days, evenings and weekends.
As a full-time A Level Maths teacher and tutor, Andy teaches A Level Maths regularly throughout the week. This gives him a degree of familiarity with the specification that is rarely achieved by most teachers or tutors.
He teach the entire A level specification every single year to students of all levels of ability. Consequently, he is able to explain concepts in a number of different ways to suit individual needs.
Andy's students consistently achieve significantly above average results, both in terms of overall attainment and progress from their own personal starting point. Many go on to study STEM subjects at prestigious universities.
After taking over as Course Leader for Mathematics at a large sixth form college in Nottinghamshire, Andy oversaw a rise in student progress from below average to the 91st percentile (nationally). This was achieved with class sizes almost double the national average. These results are officially classed as outstanding.
Andy's regular one-to-one and group tutees almost always substantially improve on their starting grades. On numerous occasions, students have improved by several grades over the course of a year. Andy has even taken particularly motivated students from U grades to A* grades in the space of a year.
Andy has recently marked exam scripts for all three major exam boards (Edexcel, OCR, AQA). This gives him a detailed insight into the different exam board specifications and the examinations themselves.
He is therefore able to guide students to help them avoid common pitfalls that he has seen in the thousands of exam scripts that he has marked throughout the years.