*I prepare my students not just to improve but to excel*
SUCCESS UPDATE (JANUARY-SEPTEMBER 2021): TEN PERFECT (100%) MARKS, SIXTEEN A+s, TWENTY ONE As WITH SIXTEEN STUDENTS. TWENTY YEAR 5-12 STUDENTS HAVE IMPROVED 20%+ WITHIN ONE-TWO TERMS. A YEAR 3 AND A YEAR 7 STUDENT HAVE MOVED UP TO MATH 1-2 YEARS AHEAD OF THEIR CURRICULUM. A YEAR 9 STUDENT HAS OBTAINED AN ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP WITH TOP MARKS IN MATH AT ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS BRISBANE PRIVATE SCHOOLS.
*MOST SUCCESSFUL MATH COACH/MENTOR IN ADELAIDE*
*OVER NINE YEARS OF VERY SUCCESSFUL FULL TIME TUITION EXPERIENCE*
*7 (HIGH) DISTINCTIONS IN UNIVERSITY MATH SUBJECTS TAUGHT IN 2020*
*EXCELLENT 2020 RESULTS!! OVER 90% OF STUDENTS IMPROVED THEIR MARKS 20-50% OR MAINTAINED STRAIGHT As / (H)Ds. 13 ATARS OVER 90; 14 STUDENTS ADMITTED TO THEIR FIRST DEGREE CHOICE; 21 As (MINUS TO PLUS) AND (HIGH) DISTINCTIONS IN MATH*
*****Special mention to my highest achieving 2020 year 12 students:*****
H.M. got A in Math Methods, a 98.90 ATAR and was admitted to the PhD in Veterinary Medicine at the Universities of Melbourne, Western Australia and Adelaide.
R. V. got 6 in IB Math, a 96.00 ATAR and was admitted to the Bachelor of Computer Science at UNSW, and the Bachelor of Information Technology at ANU and at the University of Sydney with scholarship (Sydney Scholars Awards).
D. C. got 6 in IB Math HL, a 95.90 ATAR and was admitted to the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and Physics at the University of Adelaide.
S. Y. got 7 in IB SL Math, a 96.20 ATAR and was admitted to the Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Melbourne.
G. T. got A in Math Methods and A- in Specialist Math, a 94.85 ATAR and was admitted to the Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Adelaide.
T.S. got A in Math Methods and A- in Specialist Math, a 92.00 ATAR and was admitted to the Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Adelaide.
B.A. got A in Math Methods, a 92.25 ATAR and was admitted to the Master of Physiotherapy at Flinders University.
*****My 2020 university students did particularly well too:*****
M.M. got High Distinction in Mathematical Background for Biostatistics and Probability and Distribution Theory. Postgraduate Diploma in Biostatistics at the University of Sydney.
N.P. got High Distinctions in Fundamentals of Real Analysis, Multivariate Calculus, Numerical Analysis, and Distinction in Complex Analysis. Bachelor of Mathematics at UniSA.
P.B. got Distinction in Quantitative Methods at Flinders University.
R.V. got High Distinction in Applied Probability. Bachelor of Data Science at UniSA.
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*EXCELLENT 2019 RESULTS!! OVER 90% OF STUDENTS IMPROVED THEIR MARKS 20-50% OR MAINTAINED STRAIGHT As / (H)Ds. 12 ATARS OVER 90; 14 STUDENTS ADMITTED TO THEIR FIRST DEGREE CHOICE; 21 As (MINUS TO PLUS) AND (HIGH) DISTINCTIONS IN MATH*
*EXCELLENT 2018 RESULTS!! 12 ATARS OVER 90; 1 NATIONAL MERIT SCHOLARSHIP TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE, 10 STUDENTS ADMITTED TO THEIR FIRST DEGREE CHOICE; 17 As (MINUS TO PLUS) AND (HIGH) DISTINCTIONS IN MATH*
*FAST, CABLED INTERNET, FULLY DIGITAL RESOURCES, TRIED-AND-TESTED METHODOLOGY AND THE SAME LEVEL OF SUCCESS AS WITH IN PERSON LESSONS* *TEACHING ONLINE SINCE 2015*.
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MEMBER OF MASA (MATHEMATICAL ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA) AND AAMT (AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION OF MATHEMATICS TEACHERS)✓
PLENTY OF VERY POSITIVE *CURRENT, PROVEN* RESULTS✓
EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF NOTES, EXERCISES AND TIPS TO OPTIMISE YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND GRADES!!✓
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BEYOND MATH, IT'S ABOUT HELPING STUDENTS SEE HOW BRILLIANT, ACCOMPLISHED AND SELF CONFIDENT THEY CAN BE!
With great passion for Mathematics and Education, and coming from a family of Engineers and Teachers, I combine the best of both worlds to provide the best explanations, strategies and overall educational support in Adelaide. The objective with all my students is to help them progress rapidly and improve their results consistently; increases of 20-30% within 2 weeks of starting lessons are not uncommon among them. *Each of my students' outcomes is MY OWN TOP PRIORITY*. With over 9 years of experience and over 300 1-on-1 past students, I am very confident with different attitudes and learning styles, and not only explain the topics in a fully comprehensible, tried-and-tested step-by-step way, but make sure discipline, focus, self-assurance and work ethic improve as well.
*ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE IS WITHIN THE REACH OF EVERY STUDENT*
My approach goes well beyond tutoring, I coach and mentor my students paying close attention to all aspects of their education and personal growth (study material, motivation, habits) so they become consistently more accomplishment-minded. Beyond subject content, thorough assessment and constructive feedback of study and personal habits are provided continuously, lesson by lesson, with strong emphasis on discipline, focus, hard work and self confidence, so they become better, more fulfilled and successful in Math *and their other subjects too*, a decisive factor particularly in years 11 and 12.
Furthermore, I do understand the economic and time investment involved, and offer a completely personalised study plan tailored to the student's needs. Regular 2 hs/week of lessons results in at least a consistent B plus, and in most instances A. Having lived, studied and worked in three continents (North and South America, Europe and Australia), work experience in telecom and mining companies and postgraduate studies in the UK and USA allow me to offer a more well-rounded educational experience.
*****Highlights of my work*****
Personal commitment to unlocking my students' potential. I greatly value your trust and make sure both students and parents are very happy with the outcomes.
Time & stress management; study, goal setting and test/exam taking skills are evaluated from the start. *This is key in promoting improvement in Math and all other subjects*
As I teach intensively on a daily basis (I work with 25-50+ students weekly year round) I know the most commonly tested questions and make sure to prioritise them.
All questions are always welcomed and all students are treated with great encouragement, high expectation, attention and respect.
Students are continuously encouraged to achieve higher proficiency levels, we move swiftly onto more advanced material as soon as they seem confident. Fast, steady improvements are not uncommon among my students.
Together with understanding the principles and academic improvement, special emphasis on confidence, enjoying the discovery and learning process, and realising how simple yet very beautiful and rewarding Math can be!
*WE ARE ALL MUCH MORE CAPABLE AND STRONGER THAN WHAT WE MAY THINK WE ARE*
Current and former students are among others, from Adelaide High School, Banksia Park International High School, Concordia College, Emmaus Christian College, Glenunga International High School, Immanuel College, Mercedes College, King's Baptist Grammar School, Loreto College, Marryatville High School, Mitcham Girls High School, Norwood Morialta High School, Pembroke School, Prince Alfred College, Pulteney Grammar School, Scotch College, Seymour College, St Ignatius College, St Peter's Girls' School, St Peter's College, University Senior College, Unley High School, Walford Anglican School for Girls, Wilderness School, TAFE SA, University of Adelaide, UniSA, Flinders University, Charles Darwin University, ADF, SAMFS.
Year by year my students have successfully gained admission to / graduated from ANU, the University of Adelaide, UniSA, Flinders University, University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of Sydney, UNSW, University of Technology Sydney, University of Queensland, University of Western Australia, Australian Defence Force Academy. A substantial number of them enter highly competitive and demanding programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Physiotherapy, Optometry, Medical Imaging, Biotechnology, Veterinary Science, Law, Architecture, Civil / Aeronautical / Electrical / Mechanical / Chemical / Biomedical Engineering, Information Technology, Computer Science, Accounting, Business/Commerce, Finance, Economics, among others.
Subjects and tests I offer:
ACARA Y11-12: Essential, General, Methods and Specialist Math, Units 1-4. Full Australian Curriculum coverage. HSC, VCE, QCE, TCE, SACE & WACE
IB SL & HL
TAFE & University Math
STAT, CSPA, ADF, SAPOL, SAMFS
SAT, GRE & GMAT.
Please also let me know if you need tuition in Physics, Chemistry or Biology to put you in contact with one of my highly experienced, effective and reliable colleagues experts in those subjects.
Regular tuition includes, beyond lesson time, homework, practice material, occasional between lesson enquiries and assignment proofreading (my students generally obtain As in theirs) 100% free of charge all included. Free extra time is also provided from time to time based on your needs.
*Full online tuition infrastructure and resources. Fast, reliable cabled Internet, Skype, fully featured virtual whiteboard and all study material digitalised. I've been providing online tuition for years to remote and interstate students with the same level of success as with in person tuition. My fastest improved student is in fact from NSW, she increased her marks by 50% in less than a term with online tuition only*.
Feel free to contact me at (concealed information) or (concealed information) and start improving today! Best regards, Andrew
Verifiable Testimonials (Please feel free to ask for details):
"Hi Andrew you've been such an incredible tutor! So far I got high distinctions for Calculus 1 and Calculus 2! Thank you so much for your help :)" Natalia, Bachelor of Mathematics, UniSA
"Hi Andrew, I got my first preference, I'm very happy with the results. Thank you again for all the great work you did with me. You're the best tutor I've had. By far." Ahmed, Bachelor of Computer Science - University of Adelaide
"Hi Andrew, my ATAR was 99.65 and I will go to the University of Melbourne to study Commerce and successfully I got their National Merit scholarship. You are such a great teacher!! Thank you for teaching me Maths I enjoyed the lessons very much" Jillian, University of Melbourne
"Hi Andrew, Atar and math results were great, I got an A+ for methods and an A for spec! My atar was 99.5 and I got a place in my first preference which was Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology at Adelaide Uni. Thank you so much for everything this year!" Sophie, University of Adelaide
"Hello Andrew! I finished Methods on an A! And in regards to my ATAR I can proudly say it reaches 99.35! Making me even more eligible for all of my preferences! I am so very happy with my achievements this year! I just wanted to reiterate the amount of gratitude I have for the work and effort you have put in to teaching me this year. I honestly owe you so much for helping me reach my potential! Thank you so much Andrew! Yours sincerely, Zachary Smith"
"Hi Andrew! Happy New Year! My final results went very well. I got an A- for Methods and B+ for Specialist. My ATAR was 97.25. I'm still in the process of enrolling for my course in uni. I've been accepted to Architectural and Structural Engineering. Hope you are doing well. Thank you very much for all your help last year." Angela, University of Adelaide
"Hi Andrew, I did quite well in the final, getting an A and overall a 19, my ATAR was 97 and got offered Optometry today at Flinders University. Thank you so much for all your help last year. Kind regards" Kevin
"Hi Andrew, thanks for your message I was very very happy with my final results, I got A in methods, 95.35 ATAR and just received my formal offer from the University of Sydney to study a bachelor of medical science / advanced studies. Thank you again for all your support and all the best for the new year. Kind regards, Fin"
"Hello Andrew! Thank you for checking in :) I received an A- overall in Maths this year! I got a 92.45 ATAR which guarantees me into my course of Interior Architecture at UniSA! Thank you so much for all of your help and guidance throughout the year! Hope you had a great Christmas and have a happy new year! Thank you again" Sophie, UniSA
"Hi Andrew, I got the results back today and not only managed to gain the opportunity for infantry but as well as special forces and intelligence roles which far exceeded my expectations. I just want to sincerely thank you as I wouldn't have been able to do it without your help. Kindest," James, ADF
"Hi Andrew, my ATAR was 90.35 and I received an early offer from Adelaide University in a Bachelor of Accounting which I have accepted. I would like to thank you again for your help throughout the year and I am very pleased to have gained entry into my degree of choice. Have a great new year. Thank you again Andrew" Tom, University of Adelaide
"Thank you very much for everything Andrew, ATAR and Math results were great, I was admitted to my first degree choice" Ayla, Bachelor of Science (Veterinary Bioscience) - University of Adelaide
"My son was admitted to the Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Adelaide with A+ in Math Specialist and Studies, thank you Andrew" Umesh, father of Swapnil
"I got my results which got to be a place in the Bachelor of Architectural Design and I'll be starting next month. Thank you very very much for your help" Fred, University of Adelaide
"I got A+ and A in Methods and Specialist last year and this year!! My scores were nearly perfect, thank you Andrew!!" Jill, year 12, Tranmere
"Hi Andrew, just got my results, all went well with the CSPA test, got higher than what I needed, thank you very much for all your help!!!" Deb, TAFE SA
"Hi Andrew, just wanted to let you know I passed my CSPA test, thank you so much for everything!" Shelley, TAFE SA
"Andrew turned around my son from hating Maths to being the student who helps the kid next to him. He is always keen to go to his lesson and shows a concentration level I never dreamed of. I receive updates on my son's progress and feel that Andrew is as personally invested in his education as we are. I recommend Andrew very highly" Heidi, Cherry Gardens
"My son and I are grateful for Andrew's Math tutoring. He has helped him achieve excellent results in just one term, his marks have increased over 30% and has started getting the best results in his class." Lyn, mum of Shaun, year 11 General Maths student
"Jess was very happy with your lesson. She found you much more patient that her teachers, and liked the way you went into the background to explain things better. She is relieved to find a tutor who can help her confidence as well as do the Math. Thank you. Looking forward to the next lesson" Betty, mum of Jess, year 11 Math Methods student
"Thank you so much Andrew, our son has gone from 40s-50s to 70s-90s!" Mike, Trinity Gardens
"His Math's grades have improved drastically, my friend's daughter also got much higher grades with you" Jason, Magill
"Trent went from C to B in just one term, thank you Andrew" Sue, Marion
"My son's marks went from 50% to 80% in two weeks, amazing!" Karen, Adelaide CBD
"I'm finally getting 85%+ and still improving, Andrew's been so helpful and encouraging" Anthony, y9, Campbelltown
"Robbie doesn't hate Maths anymore, he's actually enjoying the subject now and getting As and Bs after Cs-Es since primary school" Lilian, Goodwood
"Thanks Andrew my grades are up 20% I'm much more confident now" James, year 9, Adelaide CBD
A Terms of Work file is provided to the student with all fees and specifications in detail.
Hi Andrew, thank you so much for your support throughout 2019! As mentioned on my email I went from failing my initial math tests last year to improving over 50% in only one term!! This helped me receive my first preference for University, which was a Bachelor course for Social Work at the University of NSW! I also received an invitation to study at the University of Sydney (however I finally chose UNSW). Thank you for all your help during the year! I'm all very pleased with my results and am relieved to know that they are a product of my best efforts. Kind regards Teani
Thanks to Andrew I managed to get As in math methods and specialist. I am now in my second year of engineering at the University of Adelaide and his teachings have been invaluable. Andrew clears up all concepts to you, helps you be more confident lesson by lesson, and always has your objectives and needs in mind. He is super reliable and knowledgeable, always punctual and able to solve and explain even the hardest problems, those that no one else could help me with. I was also very impressed by his attention to detail, he tells you everything you need to know to improve, not only about the subjects but also study and time management habits. I feel very fortunate for all his help and recommend him without any reservations.
Andrew was my Maths tutor for nearly 2 years. He helped me a lot in Stage 1 and 2 Maths Methods, and especially Specialist Maths. I found Maths became very easy after he taught me different maths skills, problem solving skils, exam skills and different maths concepts. With Andrew's guidance and support I managed to obtain an ATAR of 99.65 and the National Merit scholarship at the University of Melbourne; I was also invited to attend the SACE Merit Ceremony on the 5th of February 2019.
Andrew is a very reliable and patient tutor, he can solve every hard maths problem for me and takes time to explain them. He assisted me a lot in my maths folios by suggesting a great deal of useful and interesting ideas and teaching me how to explain them well. Andrew is a very important role in my Maths study in high school. Before we started lessons I already had average Maths marks of about 90%, Andrew encouraged me to aim for excellence and made the concepts easier, more clear, bringing my averages to over 95%. My final SACE scores were ideal with Andrew's help because I got A plus and A for my two maths subjects.
Andrew is an excellent Maths tutor and I cannot recommend him enough! Thank you for teaching me Maths I enjoyed the lessons very much.
We used Andrew to help our year 4 son gain confidence in maths after a particularly difficult year. Casey's teacher was not the approachable type and Casey just buried himself at the back of the maths class hoping he wouldn't get asked a question. His tests all came back with very poor results and "see me", but there seemed to be no following up and no time to explain the maths to him on a one on one basis. By the end of the year, he was convinced he was hopeless at maths and would never understand it. So we embarked on "getting a tutor" for Casey, during the summer holidays, so that he'd feel more positive about maths at the start of year 5.
After his first lesson with Andrew, Casey showed more positivity and after six or seven lessons started talking about "getting an A in maths". He was always keen to go to his lesson (unlike Kumon, which I'd tried the year prior) and he showed a concentration level I never dreamed of. Each lesson was an hour and a half, on Andrew's recommendation, and I could scarcely believe that Casey remained focused and attentive throughout the whole session. Every time.
Of course getting him to do the worksheets for homework was a little harder but nonetheless Andrew had made enough of an impression that Casey didn't want to disappoint him. So he worked quite hard at home to make progress on the sheets that Andrew emailed to me, regularly and without fail - and with answers!
Furthermore, Andrew was always prompt, never let us down with attendance, and was always readily available on his mobile or via email. I received updates on Casey's progress and felt that Andrew was as personally invested in Casey's education as we were.
Upon Casey's return to school he was already crowing about his maths prowess compared to his classmates. He could tell the time confidently (at last!) and know his times tables well. He could solve equations, work with fractions and explain "the power of". In short, I can recommend Andrew very highly as he is a specialised maths tutor, which is not easy to find, and he turned Casey round from hating maths to being the student who helps the kid next to him.
Andrew provided me with a comprehensive, meticulous service unmatched in rigour and detail with a high degree of specialization for my individual needs (Stage 2 Math Methods). My experience with him yielded very rewarding results, increasing my grades significantly on short notice. Of particular note, Andrew excelled in his detailed explanation of concepts, practical techniques and a unique motivation to succeed.
Andrew instilled a deeper foundational understanding of concepts that were often only given surface level explanations in class. I was able to understand these concepts in a more holistic way, due to his patient and effective explanations. Additionally his demeanour was always encouraging and helpful, while insisting I gained full mastery of a concept before moving on, and then later following up on my retention of these concepts. Andrew's approach is informed, systematic and effective, while remaining warm and unintimidating.
In addition to helping me understand the most complicated concepts, Andrew provided me with a host of tips, habits and tricks to succeed in study, class and under exam circumstances. Andrew applied the same systematic, easy-to-follow approach as with presenting math concepts in how to be effective in all other aspects of the course, providing indeed a tutoring service that is truly comprehensive and leaves no stone unturned. It is no use understanding the concepts if you buckle under exam pressure or study time is not optimised. Andrew’s advice allowed me to face exam stress and anxiety and remain focused during my final Stage 2 exams while managing my time effectively. These lessons have been invaluable and have retained their relevance and applicability in my current university studies.
In addition to developing a greater mathematical understanding and assisting in exams and study, Andrew provided me with a unique motivation I have not found with any other tutor, and very few teachers. When working with Andrew, he inspired me to achieve my absolute best academic performance. While I was often indifferent towards my math teachers at school, when working with Andrew I was motivated to succeed, simply due to the faith and respect he put in me.
Andrew's tutoring service is unique in its almost scientific efficiency and depth, not only covering course material but providing wide-ranging avenues to success not taught in the classroom while remaining extremely engaging. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to any student, whether struggling with math, or simply looking to reach peak performance.
University of Adelaide
Update: Robbie is finishing high school this year and is now a straight A Math Methods student (with one perfect and another nearly perfect mark in his tests!). Andrew's highly experienced, knowledgeable teaching and relentless support have been fundamental to my son's improvement and cannot recommend him enough.
(Original review term 2, June 2017):
All what I can say is thank you Andrew for your exceptional work with my son this year. I have to admit I was a bit skeptical in the beginning, as he had never been happy doing Math, let alone get good grades in this subject in his first 8 school years. In a matter of a few lessons, Andrew helped Robbie be convinced that Math could be understood and enjoyed, and finally mastered. Andrew has helped him increase his marks from nearly failing to 80%s and 90%s in two terms, his confidence is also much, much better than before. I couldn't believe Robbie was doing Andrew's homework by himself from the first lesson!! We are all very happy at home with this outcome.
Andrew is very patient, it is also evident he has a great deal of experience, and he does his best to make Math as easy and pleasant as possible. My most sincere recommendation of Andrew's tutoring services to all parents and students.
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