Andrew W - tutor  

Andrew W
Tutor in Archway, North London

£44.00 per hour

4.9
(9 reviews)
(9 reviews)
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About Andrew

A-level English Lit. Supertutor!

I'm particularly aiming to help A-level Literature students. Literature is my passion and speciality. I've taught all the main syllabuses - AQA, Edexcel, OCR, CIE... and covered the great Shakespeare plays, Jacobean Revenge Tragedies, Milton 'Paradise Lost', the Romantic Poets (Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron Shelley), novels (Dicken, Eliot, Wharton, Fitzgerald, McEwan, Ishiguro..) the various poetry anthologies, you name it - and if it is a text I haven't covered recently, just give me a day or so's notice, and I'll be up to speed!

Areas students often ask for help with include context, critics, coursework, essay technique and with exploring specified topics. I'll give you lots of extra info, fresh insights, and help you clarify your own arguments and articulate your own views.

I can come to your house, or you can visit me in Highgate if that's convenient - or a good connection permitting, help you on Skype.. Hope to hear from you! - Andrew

PS - We didn't have A* when I sat my A-levels back in the Stone Age!
Hourly rate: £44.00
Type of tutoring: In-person and Online
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4.9
(9 reviews)
(9 reviews)

Drew is an excellent teacher

Written by Parag S
Drew is attentive, asks perceptive questions of the text under consideration, is happy to debate/discuss topics in depth. He is very punctual & flexible and clearly intelligent. A super tutor.
Subject:
English Literature (A-Level)
Outcome:
My daughter is very pleased with his contribution whenever sought

Andrew is great. He is inspiring.

Written by Marcella K
He is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He shows a genuine interest in his student and his subject. He is completely up-to-date with the requirements for current exams.
Subject:
English (11+)
Outcome:
Without him my son would not have reached his full potential, as although my son is intelligent he needed more structure and guidance than his school provides.

Excellent Tutor!

Written by Daniela V
Andrew managed to engage my son's interest in English language and literature, showed him how to dig into a text and motivated him to work.
We all were very happy with Andrew's work and my son's achievement.
Outcome:
My son achieved an A.

Fantastic tutor who delivers results

Written by Ike N
Andrew provided English Language and Literature tuition for my son over the past year and half. We were fortunate to be introduced to him through the Agency further to my son becoming dissatisfied with his previous tutor.
My son and I found Andrew to be extremely professional, which enabled us to form a positive working relationship with him very quickly. Andrew’s approach enabled him to ascertain weaknesses in my son’s approach quickly and to discuss targets and structures to deliver the required improvements.
Andrew provides lots of positive energy and enthusiasm which was important in driving forward with our targets for improvement. He is personable, articulate and has strong interpersonal skills.
Subject:
English Literature (GCSE)
Outcome:
My son successfully achieved 11 excellent GCSEs, including the subjects which Andrew worked with him. My son and I are very grateful to Andrew for his hard work – and I have no hesitation in recommen

From predicted grade C to attaining grade A at GCSE

Written by Sonia B
Andrew has truly inspired my son. He has transformed from being apathetic towards learning English, to being fully engaged and really loving the subject.
The result speaks for itself.
Outcome:
Grade A. English Literature

Great tutor

Written by Alison C
Andrew is very insightful and deeply knowledgeable. His approach was engaging and motivating.
Subject:
English Literature (A-Level)
Outcome:
still in the process

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Written by Katherine H
I have no hesitation in recommending Andrew. He tutored my son in A Level English Literature for a few months before the exam, in hindsight I would have started the tutoring much earlier in the process. My son wanted to study English for his degree and needed to achieve a high grade. At the time my son was feeling under pressure, didn't feel confident in his abilities and wasn't completely focused on what he needed to do in the time he had left before the exam. Andrew has a huge enthusiasm and in-depth knowledge of his subject, he helped my son immensely. My son found him inspirational, he became focused and organised his study time and reading much more effectively. Andrew also made many useful wider reading suggestions for the books chosen for his exam.
Subject:
English Literature
Outcome:
My son went into the exam with confidence and achieved the grade he needed to study English at the University of Southampton.

An amazing and enthusiastic tutor!

Written by Tahsin J
Andrew has made me feel more confident in my writing and communication skills since he has always been encouraging me to perform better than I usually do. He has helped to excel my knowledge, not only about English Literature, but also about society itself. Andrew has always pushed for me to do better by marking my essays with constructive criticisms which had helped me to write more sophisticatedly. I never really had an interest in poetry, especially war poems, however, I have become more intrigued by the history of poetry, particularly Romanticism since Andrew has passed on his incredible knowledge to me.
He is a dedicated, friendly and intelligent individual who can help any student to boost their grades incredibly.
Not only has he been my helping hand academically, he has also helped to improve my personal statement which resulted in me being accepted to a great university!
Subject:
English Literature
Outcome:
Andrew had boosted by grade and increased my knowledge incredibly.

Great tutor

Written by Tiffany L
Andrew supported me during my English A level re-take of coursework and exams, he was a knowledgeable tutor capable of inspiring and challenging me with a very prompt reply time at all hours.

Thank you!
Subject:
English Literature
Outcome:
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Education and Qualifications

University

University of Cambridge
English
2:1
Royal College of Music
DMus.
N/A

School

A Levels
  • English Literature
    A

Prizes and Scholarships

Cobbett and Hurlstone Composition Prize

Other Qualifications

Music DMus - RCM London

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