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Maths/ Physics Tutor & Guitar Teacher in Herne Bay - Andy R

Andy R GCSE Maths Tutor (Canterbury)

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  • Herne Bay (CT6)
  • Last Logged In: 05 Jun 2018
  • Sex: Male
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  • Professional Qualification First in Natural Sciences(physics)
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Personal Message
Hi. I'm Andy. I'm based in Herne Bay but come out to students or can teach online. My style is informal and relaxed.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach maths, physics, music technology, music production and guitar.
Tell me about your qualifications.
I have a first degree in Natural Sciences (Physics), an HND in Music Production, an HND in Contemporary Music.
What kind of experience do you have?
I started my teaching career in 1999 as a guitar teacher, working in schools and privately. A few years ago my interest in physics led me to do a degree at the OU in Natural Sciences specialising in physics, where I gained a first. I have since been teaching maths and physics both privately and in schools.
How much do you charge?
My fees are £30/hour and £16 for half an hour. I come out to students mostly but can also do online for £25/hour and £14 for 30 mins. I can do maths and physics in small groups if necessary and for guitar I only do one-to-one.
Where do you teach?
I live in Herne Bay and come out to students. My students are from as wide an area as Sittingbourne, Birchington, Whitstable and Chestfield to Deal. I don't charge more for these distances though if it's particularly far like Sittingbourne I do a minimum of 2 hour lessons to make the trip worth my while.
When are you available?
I have a lot of evening and weekend students but occasional free slots here and there. Daytimes on Wednesday and Thursday are fairly free at the moment and I teach all day during school holidays.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I teach maths and physics from 14 upwards and guitar from 10 upwards.
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
Most of my maths and physics students are doing GCSEs and A-levels but I have some students doing degrees in engineering and science subjects. For guitar I teach grades from Rockschool, Trinity and RGT though many students prefer not to do grades and I cater for this also.
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I have an up-to-date DBS certificate.
Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I can teach online using Skype and FaceTime.
Where and with whom did you train?
Starting with guitar, I was taught from a young age and went on to do an HND at ACM, the leading guitar school in Europe where I was taught by some of the best guitarists in the world including Guthrie Govan. I went on from this to start teaching guitar both in schools and privately and wrote books on guitar technique.
Meanwhile I had an interest in physics that wouldn't go away so decided to do a degree in Natural Sciences specialising in physics at the Open University.
Tell me about some of your current students.
My students for physics are mostly doing GCSE and A-level with a few doing science and engineering degrees. My guitar students range from beginner to expert. Some of my students come to me needing to catch up or even start from scratch whereas some are already fairly advanced and need to brush up on their skills. I have a number of students who are very able but really struggle with exams or have other problems that have set them back. I'm happy teaching all levels and although most of my students are in school, I also teach adults of any age.
Do you have a personal message for students?
Hi. If you're looking for a tutor but don't know what to expect, rest assured, my approach is friendly, laid-back and informal. I'm very approachable and there are no silly-questions:)
I can teach maths and physics in small groups. This works best if it's just 2 or 3. Guitar lessons in my opinion really only work one-to-one in most cases.
Most of my students I come out to but I can teach online using Skype or FaceTime.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask:)