Alan

Other School Entrance, Maths and Physics

School entrance experience

Alan has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:

Alan's biography:

Alan holds a PhD in Physics from the University of Warwick and worked in experimental physics research for a number of years at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory's neutron source near Oxford. After teaching Mathematics and Physics in Zimbabwe for Voluntary Service Overseas, he qualified as a science teacher in 2000. He has taught Mathematics and Physics up to A-level and IB HL level in international schools in the Middle East, Africa and Europe. He is an examiner for the IB board and has sponsored a young man through high school and university in Swaziland and who graduated this year with a BA in Accounting and Commerce.

Since 2013, he has been a full-time private tutor in both Mathematics and Physics. He has taught students with a wide range of abilities with notable success, including helping many students achieve the necessary grades to enter their desired school or university. He is able to adapt his teaching to the level of the student, seek out useful resources and motivate students.In 2014, he helped a Russian student gain entrance to Harrow School. He has also helped a student gain the necessary qualifications to enter Cambridge University as well as two special needs students pass Functional Skills mathematics. He has tutored to the 16+ exams for a number of independent schools. He has made it possible for several failing GCSE students to pass mathematics and for many A-level and IB students to gain higher grades than they were expecting. He has taught a wide range of students from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds. This is a small selection of his recent successes. He is interested in development issues in Southern Africa. He is a keen long-distance runner, recently completing a single-stage 100 km race in Northumbria.

Alan's qualifications:

Alan qualified to teach Maths in 2000, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) from University of Sussex.

University NameName of degreeYear of graduation
University of WarwickPhD Physics1994
University of WarwickBSc (Hons) Physics1988

Alan's International Baccalaureate (IB) experience:

I have taught IB mathematics for seven years in schools and five years as a private tutor. I am also a examiner for paper 1 at IB mathematics higher level. I have taught IB Physics at HL for two years and tutored it for five.

Recent testimonials:

"Alan has been a very helpful tool for Pedro to progress in his studies throughout his IB course. He helps him to consolidate knowledge by going through the necessary theory and practising with a series of past paper questions. Overall, Pedro is very satisfied with the tutoring and with Alan's help he is on track to obtain the highest marks in the IB Physics and Math HL courses."

Tuesday, 19th December 2017

Mother of IB student

"Alan has tutored my son for an IB Maths standard level Internal Assessment. He has taught him so much in a short time and has made a tremendous difference to his confidence. We are grateful to him and would recommend him without hesitation."

Monday, 5th December 2016

Mother of IB student in Hong Kong

"Alan's extensive knowledge of mathematics was the most significant and useful attribute for overcoming difficult questions. This helped with questions which required a different line of thinking to the conventional and easier questions.

Alan was very flexible with times we could do the lesson at."

Wednesday, 2nd December 2015

A-Level Maths student

"Alan is very knowledgeable in his subject which was Higher Level IB Maths and my son found his knowledge to have great depth.

He was excellent at conveying and explaining the Maths and we were very happy with his assistance."

Parent of IB Maths student

Alan is available for online tuition

Alan is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.

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Alan says...

I usually have some availability during term time evenings. During holidays, my availability is good. I am a self-employed tutor so am available during the day too.