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Andrew M

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Profesional Chemistry Tutor & MPW Teacher

***Now accepting new students for September***

Written by F H "Great tutor, engaging, reliable, wonderful communicator with clear explanations."

*********Please take a read of my excellent references first!*********

I am one of Tutorfairs original tutors and a teacher at MPW (London's leading independent 6th form college).

I have been tutoring for 5 years both in person and online via skype using an interactive white board. I graduated from the University of Manchester as a Master of Chemistry in 2010. Despite numerous publications of my research work in prominent science journals, above all, I consider myself to be very much a people person. Rather than spending my career in the lab with glass wear as my only friends I made the decision 5 years ago to tutor Chemistry full time and am truly loving it.

Whilst at university I was active in the universities outreach programme, promoting science to school children in the greater Manchester area.I have been teaching Chemistry at both GCSE and A-level to a diverse range of levels over the past 5 years and enjoy an average of a 2-grade improvement from all of my former students.

Unfortunately this is one subject that is frequently considered too challenging for some or just simply un-enjoyable. I am certain the most effective way of overcoming this is by giving a student a thorough understanding of all areas of the subject so that they will then be able to attain good results and a sense of achievement through their own skill and ability. I believe I can turn around a student’s opinion on Chemistry by humanizing the subject and drawing parallels to what the student study’s in the class room to what they experience in everyday life.

I love to travel and have taught English in a school in Vietnam and South Korea as well as various volunteering projects in Peru. I am a passionate musician playing in a London based band and compose songs for other artists. I am also the founder of London's largest free music festival, the Marshall amps Hanwell Hootie!

When not teaching I enjoy writting, reviewing gigs and analyzing emerging genres. I co-run and host an open mic night which has been described by time out magazine as 'London's most exciting open mic'.</p>
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Reviews and References

There are 31 reviews or references for Andrew.

Written by Peter W

The right reaction

We were very impressed with our tutor - Andrew M. He really enthused my daughter who was struggling with her GCSE chemistry. In the end she achieved an A* and at the time we contacted Andrew her grades were nowhere near that level.
But as pleased as we were with the academic progress, he equally impressed our daughter with his enthusiasm and knowledge. His attitude really motivated her.
We thought he offered great value for money and was also very reliable, turning up on time, well organised and ready to start the session. And he was always grateful when offered a cup of coffee!”
Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Outcome:
A*
Written by Saira M

Highly Recommend

Andrew started tutoring my son just 3 months before his GCSE Chemistry GCSE exams. Initially, I thought Andrew's style and approach was a little too relaxed but over the week's I realised that he had very carefully planned and prepared each lesson. My son very much liked Andrew's way of teaching and, in fact, said that he was his favourite tutor. My son achieved an A*.
Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Outcome:
A* grade
Written by Sirat S

Amazing teacher.

Andrew is an amazing chemistry teacher, he makes teaching and learning fun. i really do appreciate that i had him to teach me AS Chemistry it was an amazing experience to be taught by this person.
I had a passion for going to his lesson i was never happy to miss one. He made the class environment really friendly and created an environment where every student could study very well as well as having fun while studying.
His teaching technique is really helpful to give you a deep understanding of the topics being taught, you could remember his tips on various of topics almost anywhere. e.g. working out several formulas and etc.
So do believe me he will make chemistry so fun that it will become your favorite subject. while enjoying the lessons he will make you do your best and achieve the top grades your Aiming for.
Subject:
Chemistry (AS)
Outcome:
Being Taught by Andrew gave me a wider and deeper understanding of chemistry and its uses in real life situations. He took over our class when our teacher left, and he taught us for the second half o
Written by Maria Valsami F

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A friend of ours recommended Andrew for our son Tommy who was due to take his IGCE exams the past year. 


Our son was a C student when Andrew started teaching him. Although he was going to a private school and had a lot of attention from his science teachers nobody managed to motivate our child to do better. Andrew with his teaching methods not only helped our child to achieve at the end A* grades in science but made him enjoy the subjects particularly Chemistry.


 


An exceptional individual professional and efficient, always aware of all the syllabus and any extra papers and tips we were very fortunate to have him as a tutor.


 


For those reasons we have decided that Andrew will continue tutoring our child for Chemistry A level and we will be very happy to recommend him to any party.


 


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Written by Frances H

Excellent Tutor

Great tutor, engaging, reliable, wonderful communicator with clear explanations.
I am so impressed with the quality of teaching that we have decided to continue with Andrew in sixth form.
Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Outcome:
Hoping to achieve A* at IGCSE
Written by Bernadette L

Excellent Tutor

Andrew was an outstanding tutor to our daughter studying AS. He assessed with her where she needed to extend her knowledge, prepared all the sessions with her meticulously and gave us very useful feedback as to her progress. She felt very well prepared for the exam and her confidence soared as a result of Andrew's interventions.
Our other daughter, studying for a GCSE unit, felt equally well prepared for her exam and felt far more confident about the subject after her sessions with Andrew.
On a personal note, Andrew was very much liked by both daughters, who felt that he was very personable and approachable, listened to their concerns and adapted his teaching to their needs. He was good fun to be with and made the learning very enjoyable.
A very positive experience all round. A great relief to us as parents to have found someone who was able to help two daughters with such differing needs. Can thoroughly recommend Andrew as a tutor.
Subject:
Chemistry (AS)
Outcome:
Very well prepared children
Written by Liliya A

Very professional, experienced and knowledgable tutor

Andrew helped me to identify my strengths and weaknesses and we worked together to improve them. He teaches with enthusiasm and diligence what makes the subject very interesting. Andrew is always well prepared and organised. I am extremely happy to be his student, he makes you believe in yourself and provides with excellent knowledge.
Subject:
Chemistry (Pre-U)
Outcome:
I scored 97% and 95% in the last two exams (that is 2 A*s)
Written by Mary H

Great tutor for GCSE Chemistry

Very good clear explanations and good at clarifying and resolving any problem areas. Andrew's approach is down to earth and easy going, he succeeded in a short period of time in moving my daughter's perception of Chemistry from being difficult to being a preferred subject with GCSE mock results which reflect this.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
Greatly improved understanding and confidence, higher than predicted result in GCSE mock.
Written by Steve K

Highly recommended

We would highly recommend Andrew. He helped our Son immensely preparing for his exams. We hope to use him again for A levels
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
Yet to find out results
Written by Melanie W

Fab chemistry tutor

Andrew has been a great tutor for my son Jack who has just taken GCSE chemistry. Very easy to get on with and very flexible regarding specific needs where we needed to fill in the gaps. I would highly recommend him.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
TBC - results August 20th
Written by Steve K

Highly recommend Andrew

We decided to book lessons with Andrew to assist our Son with his GCSE's because at the time he was only achieving a "b" grade. He has now taken his GSCE exam and much to our delight, he has managed to obtain an "A*". We will be booking more with Andrew as he has now chosen chemistry as an A level subject.
We cannot thank him enough
Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Outcome:
A*
Written by Julia P

Andrew M

Andrew is an excellent teacher, who managed to make Physics lessons both interesting and enjoyable. We always enjoyed his cheerful presence, and looked forward to seeing him which was quite an achievement on his part, as Physics was not one of our daughter's favourite subjects. Very importantly he managed to dispel any pre exam nerves with his calm manner. Information was imparted to great effect and every moment of the lesson used to the full. I think we will all miss him next term.
Subject:
Physics
Outcome:
The student in question was awarded A* in the GCSE
Written by Imogen A

Andrew Mcrobbie my tutor

I started tutoring with andrew at the beginning of my A2 year after recieving a B as AS level and I needed to pull it up to A to persue a career in medicine at univerisity, from the start he was very accomdating to my needs, including when I was able to have the sessions as well as being able to swap and change from AS subjects and A2 subjects. He was very prepared for all the lessons and sent me reminder emails asking which topics to go over. His use of 'idroo' on the computer is also very helpful considering it was a lesson over skype! He is always so happy and up for making A level chemistry fun, if that's even possible?! Thank you andrew!
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
I got an A and got into medicinal school!
Written by Gina O

Reference for Andrew McRobbie

Andrew tutored our son from year 10 till he wrote his IGSCE exams this year.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
He moved our son from a B student to an A* student in a very short time. Our son scored 92% in his final exams earning him an A* in Chemistry. Andrew comes highly recommended.
Written by Sally M

An excellent tutor

Andrew tutored my son for igcse in 2014 & 2015.He first assisted in Oct 2014 half-term to cover lessons missed through illness. He oversaw mock exam revision in Dec 2014 & igcse revision over Easter 2015. For each stage he was well-prepared, thorough in his coverage of the topics & very good at clearly explaining concepts & topics that my son needed further help with. he is also a very pleasant & engaging person. I would not hesitate to recommend Andrew as a tutor.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
My son gained an A for his mocks, was predicted an A* for igcse & gained this along with straight A*'s.
Written by Clare N

Andrew m

Andrew came to tutor my son for Chemistry A level after a disastrous mock result
Within a few sessions my son had regained his confidence and Andrew had given him very comprehensive tips on how to relate his chemistry knowledge to particular exam questions. A great find
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
past paper practices are going very well now He will be taking his exam this June
Written by Kathy F

Excellent!

My son had been struggling for some time with Chemistry, so we hoped to find a tutor to fill in the gaps of knowledge and build his confidence & understanding. Andrew arrived punctually as ever and within the first 15 minutes we knew he was going to make a difference. Enthusiastic, organised and engaging, the lessons became something my son looked forward to. He communicates the information very clearly with patience and humour, persisting until the understanding is there, all the while making the subject enjoyable and relevant. We have had many tutors over the years for our cheldren and without doubt, Andrew stands out as one of the best. He is a superb tutor and I cannot recommend him highly enough. Should my son decide to take Chemistry A Level, we will definitely be asking Andrew to come back.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
Results to come
Written by Leo S

Need a Chemistry confidence boost? Andrew's your man!

Andrew tutored me in A level Chemistry as I felt I needed extra help going through certain topics and answering exam style questions.

Andrew has a brilliant knowledge of chemistry and understands the syllabus. He is very sympathetic to the problems that an A level student might face and always brings along questions and other materials that are helpful.

The best thing about Andrew is the way he explains difficult questions and topics. His explanations are always clear and he is patient and willing to address any problems I had. Andrew often uses examples beyond the A level curriculum relating them to particularly troublesome questions, this is something I found helpful as it provides more context and meaning to the topics I was studying.

I would highly recommend Andrew to anyone who is struggling in Chemistry or feels they need extra help.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
I felt more confident for my exams.
Written by Sandra K

A level tuition

Our daughter found the step up from GCSE to A level Chemistry difficult and with extra tuition she has started to really grasp the subject and it clicks at last! Andrew has really boosted her confidence when she was about to give up on the subject, suddenly everything clicks and she has been really positive about her exams this year. I would highly recommend Andrew as an A level tutor.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
Await results but tutoring has helped with confidence in ability to tackle what is a difficult and challenging subject.
Written by Margaret M

Reference for Andrew M

Andrew is an excellent tutor. He helped my daughter get to grips with difficult areas of the A level syllabus and provided plenty of past paper practise. He has an in depth knowledge of the syllabus and is a skilled communicator. I have no hesitation in recommending him as a first rate tutor.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
A greater understanding of Chemistry and a hugely improved exam technique.
Written by Alison S

Subject:
Chemistry (A-Level)
Written by Alison S

Talented teacher

After only 5 lessons my daughter Ella is already seeing the wood for the trees. She finds Andrew good to work with and says he explains things clearly so she can understand easily. He is always punctual and well prepared. A very pleasant chap to boot!
Subject:
Chemistry (A-Level)
Written by Margarita K

Subject:
Chemistry (A-Level)
Written by Margarita K

Subject:
Chemistry (A-Level)
Written by Victoria F

Excellent start

Punctual, committed and able to enter the mindset of my daughter and overcome some learning blocks
Subject:
Chemistry (A-Level)
Written by Susan H

Extremely helpful!

Excellent review of some of the essential basics of chemistry for my daughter who missed some of these lessons at school and has since been struggling
Subject:
Chemistry (GCSE)
Written by Riz A

Subject:
Chemistry (A-Level)
Written by Bella S

Chemistry tutor

Absolutely amazing! Taught great revision techniques which proved to work from the outset. And really aimed to focus on individual needs and concerns. Wouldn't hesistate to go back-worth it.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
Overall I feel more confident even after 3 hours and able to use the resources he provided to carry on individual revision.
Written by Elizabeth O

A very knowledgeable tutor

My child enjoys working with Andrew as he is quite knowledgeable chemistry tutor. Andrew has been tutoring my kid weekly starting from end February and it is all going perfectly fine. We actually love his teaching technique by using interactive white board and writing tablet on Skype and his lessons are very informative and cover detail of syllabus .He will continue to tutor my kid till the starting of A level exams .and hoping to achieve the best result at the end of the day .
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
Still tutoring
Written by Stanislava K

Reference from Stanislava

Andrew is an amazing tutor , he is very concise and he focuses strongly on exam technique . He has strengthend my passion for Chemistry and I have reached my full potential in the subject.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
Achieving A's and A*'s in all my of end of topic assessments !
Written by Cara L

Andrew is a great tutor for A Level Chemistry. He explains everything very clearly and always comes well prepared, with practice questions to help. He is just what my daughter needs to boost her confidence and fill in some gaps,
Subject:
Chemistry (A-Level)
Outcome:
Ongoing
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Education and Qualifications

Andrew's education and qualifications are listed below.

University

Institution
University of Manchester
Degree
Chemistry
Grade
2:1
Institution
University of Manchester
Degree
Masters Degree - Chemistry
Grade
Distinction

School

Institution
Twyford C of E High School
A Levels
x3
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  • - Physics
    C
  • - History
    A
  • - Chemistry
    A
Institution
Twyford C of E High School
AS Levels
x4
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  • - Chemistry
    A
  • - Philosophy
    A
  • - History
    A
  • - Physics
    A
Institution
Twyford C of E High School
GCSEs
x12
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  • - Spanish
    C
  • - Religious Studies
    A*
  • - Physics
    A*
  • - Music
    A
  • - Maths
    B
  • - History
    A*
  • - English Literature
    A
  • - English Language
    A
  • - Design and Technology
    B
  • - Citizenship Studies
    A
  • - Chemistry
    A*
  • - Biology
    A*

Other Qualifications

Community Sports Leadership Award

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