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Lessons offered by Andy
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Maths
  • Physics
Levels
  • All Levels

Experienced private tutor offering maths and physics lessons at home in Kent.

Methodology

My teaching style is friendly and relaxed. Many of my students have lessons out of school hours so I try to keep things informal and relaxed which works really well. I'm happy working from the all the main syllabuses such as AQA, Edexel and OCR.

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.

- 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.

- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.

I can teach online using Skype and FaceTime.

- 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:)

Background

I originally taught guitar in schools and privately but fancied a career change so did a degree in physics, achieving a first. I immediately started private tutoring in maths and physics across all syllabuses I teach physics at A-level and GCSE and maths at GCSE though occasionally degree students request help with advanced topics they need to catch up and I'm happy to teach this too.

- 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.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

I have an up-to-date DBS certificate.

- 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.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £25/h

Details

If students are more than a 20 minute drive away it's best to message me first to see if it's viable for me to travel that far. In such cases a double lesson is more worthwhile for me. Also, please give 24 hours notice for cancellation or I have to charge for the lesson.

Lessons offered by Andy
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Maths
  • Physics
Levels
  • All Levels

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £25/h

Details

If students are more than a 20 minute drive away it's best to message me first to see if it's viable for me to travel that far. In such cases a double lesson is more worthwhile for me. Also, please give 24 hours notice for cancellation or I have to charge for the lesson.

Andy's CV

CV-Andrew Ridgeway

29 Beaumanor, Herne Bay, Kent, CT6 5TQ
Tel: 07(concealed information)
email: (concealed information)

Profile:
A maths, physics and music tutor with a friendly, approachable attitude to teaching. I teach all three subjects at GCSE level and physics and music at A-level. I have experience teaching both in person and online and can differentiate in lessons to accommodate each student’s different level and needs.

Education:
2011- september 2017
First class degree in Natural Sciences (physics) at the Open University

Modules include:
Scientific Investigations 91%
The Quantum World 90%
Mathematical Methods 87%
Electromagnetism 86%
Practical Science: Physics and Astronomy 83%
Exploring Science 82%
The Physical World 77%
The Relativistic Universe 76%
Engineering the Future 88%
Science Project Course: 72%

Final year project: “Quantum computing using entangled superconducting artificial atoms as qubits”. This required research skills and the understanding and critical review of complex scientific papers. Objectives of the project included reviewing the underlying physics of the topic and reviewing current efforts towards realising usable quantum computers, problems encountered and potential solutions.

2001 HND in Music Production from Canterbury College
1999 HND in Contemporary Music from the Academy of Contemporary Music (Guildford)
1998 A-levels: Geography –grade B, Graphics – grade B, Craft design technology- grade C
1995-1996 GCSEs: 7 B grade, 2 C grade including maths and English B grade

Experience:
2017-present: Tutor of maths for Kent Language School in Canterbury
2014-present: Tutor of maths and physics using both Edexel and AQA syllabuses.
2015-present: Guitar teacher in Rainham school for girls.
2014-2015: Supply guitar teaching at Your Music School in Canterbury
1999-Present: Self employed private tutor of guitar, music production and music in schools and privately. Taught guitar in Herne Bay High School.

References:
Alia Short
Head of music
Herne Bay High School
Bullockstone road
Herne Bay
CT6 7TL
Email: (concealed information)

Sonia Pereira
Manager at Kent Language School
Tower Works
Simmonds Rd
Canterbury CT1 3RA
Email: (concealed information)

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