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Andrew M
Tutor in South Kensington, South West London

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Profesional Chemistry Tutor & MPW Tutor 4000+ hrs experience

Professional Chemistry Tutor at MPW, Londons' top independent A-level & IGCSE college.

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

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

I am one of Tutorfairs original tutors and enjoyed being present for the launch of the company! I am also 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. The families I have worked these past years has varied greatly, from Hollywood actors and political leaders to children living in inner-city council estates.

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. Within that time I have enjoyed an average 3 grade improvement (eg. D to A) from all of my former students. This ability to boost grades and confidence has been reinforced by my time as an official marker of IGCSE and A-level papers. I understand exactly what is required from a student and how to make the examiners job an easy one!

Whilst at university I was active in the universities outreach programme, promoting science to school children in the greater Manchester area as, unfortunately, this is a subject frequently considered too challenging for some or just simply un-enjoyable.

Having initially struggled with Chemistry myself, I can empathise with a students frustrations. I approach all lessons with energy and passion and believe I can turn around a student’s opinion on Chemistry by humanising the subject and drawing parallels to what the student study’s in the class room to what they experience in everyday life.

Once a student realises the huge relevance Chemistry has, understanding the abstract concepts and calculations becomes easy and even fun! Regardless of a students enthusiasm, I strive to instil a thorough understanding of all areas of the subject enabling them to obtain good results and a sense of achievement through their own skill and ability. It is such a rewarding feeling telling the parents of a student that their son/daughter no longer requires private tuition. It sounds strange to say but I strive to make myself redundant!

Whilst not teaching I lead science based tours around Iceland. The science behind its awe-inspiring landscapes has provided the perfect educational resource to rouse an interest from my home tuition students. Whilst on tour I have had the honour of meeting the president of Iceland, NASA scientists and even Barrack Obamas chief science advisor Harvard physicist John P. Holdren.

I am a passionate musician and the founder of London's largest free music festival, the Marshall amps Hanwell Hootie! This year we enjoyed our largest festival to date with 21,000 attendees leading to extensive coverage on BBC6 music, NME and the Evening Standard. I am also a keen sportsman, playing tennis and football twice weekly.


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Reviews and References

There are 37 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
Written by Elizabeth O

A well organised and knowledgeable tutor

My son is very blessed to have Andrew as his Biology tutor. We found Andrew at a very frustrating period when chemistry was starting to get harder due to many factors. He is one of the sports champions in his school and mostly engaged in many sports activities .
I started lacking confidence in him and obviously knew we had to do something to help him improve his standard.
We found Andrew two to three months ago and after the first lesson we knew he is exactly whom we need for the subject chemistry A level. We agreed on tutoring section once every week.
Andrew is well talented the moment he started session with my son he captured easily the areas he need most. My child is very happy and enjoyed his tutoring.

Andrew is a genius, well organised and well structured , knowledgeable about his subject ,the type of tutor my son need. Andrew is absolutely fantastic ,he is excellent with providing helpful and clear resources and has many teaching methods to ensure the information is absorbed . My son improved dramatically within a very short period. His confidence levels has increased immensely. We are now looking forward for a fantastic Chemistry-A level result.
I can not thank Andrew enough. I seriously recommend Andrew to everyone.



Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
Serious confident is assured
Written by Jo R

A Level Chemistry

Andrew has been a very good teacher for our son, giving him lots of support and helpful guidance. He's sitting his exams at the moment, and Andrew has certainly shored up his confidence and helped fill in the gaps and sort out the confusions. A very clear and well versed teacher
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
No outcome yet - he's just sitting the exams!
Written by Victoria F

Energetic, organised and inspirational Chemistry Tutor

I can highly recommend Andrew as a Chemistry Tutor. Our daughter was finding the step up from GCSE Chemistry to A Level overwhelming. Over the 8 months that Andrew worked with her we saw her grow in confidence and enthusiasm for the subject, and this had a knock on effect with her learning in general. Being young and energetic himself he knows how to motivate teenagers while being empathetic at the same time, and an ability to diagnose areas needing extra help. After every session she was energised and happy to have had clear explanations and direction and as exams approached he guided her in exam preparation. He is extremely organised, checked to find out what she wanted to learn before each session and arrived well prepared with materials. His record of punctuality was impeccable, arriving on the dot throughout the 8 months.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
Stimulated wider interest in the subject, increased confidence, calmer approach to exams. Steady improvement in grades.
Written by Anthony B

Excellent clear teaching

Andrew taught me A level Chemistry for a year and helped me achieve a high A grade. He has a very clear teaching style which helped me understand all the areas that I had been struggling with. I would highly recommend him.
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
I achieved a high A grade at A level.
Written by Jan I

Great tutor

Andrew has tutored my son during the holidays for GCSE Chemistry and Physics. My son has been ill over the last year and missed a great deal of school. Andrew guided him through all of the topics focussing on areas of concern. Teenagers know instantly who is a good teacher and my son had rapport with Andrew from day one. We can highly recommend Andrew!
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
My son is ready to start year 11 with a renewed confidence in his abilities, thanks to Andrew
Written by David Z

Chemistry Lessons

I was not very confident with my sciences, and got Andrew to help me with my chemistry. He was really energetic in lessons and whenever he taught me something I got it straight away. An amazing teacher and incredibly helpful. I really enjoyed the lessons and was very happy with the outcome!
Subject:
Chemistry
Outcome:
IGCSE Chemistry A*
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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
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  • - Physics
    C
  • - History
    A
  • - Chemistry
    A
Institution
Twyford C of E High School
AS Levels
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  • - Chemistry
    A
  • - Philosophy
    A
  • - History
    A
  • - Physics
    A
Institution
Twyford C of E High School
GCSEs
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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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