*I prepare my students not just to improve but to excel*
*MOST SUCCESSFUL MATH COACH/MENTOR IN ADELAIDE*
*OVER EIGHT YEARS OF VERY SUCCESSFUL FULL TIME TUITION EXPERIENCE*
*FAST, CABLED INTERNET, FULLY DIGITAL RESOURCES AND THE SAME LEVEL OF SUCCESS WITH ONLINE AND IN PERSON LESSONS*
SUCCESS UPDATE (JUNE-DECEMBER 2020): FOUR PERFECT (100%) MARKS WITH THREE YEAR 12 STUDENTS WHO STARTED THIS YEAR WITH B, C AND C. SEVEN YEAR 8-12 STUDENTS IMPROVED THEIR MARKS OVER 40% WITHIN 1-2 TERMS. ONE STUDENT ACHIEVED HIGH DISTINCTION OVERALL MARKS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE STARTING SCHOOL. ONE STUDENT ACHIEVED TWO PERFECT (20/20) MARKS IN HIS YEAR 12 METHODS AND SPECIALIST ASSIGNMENTS.
*9 (HIGH) DISTINCTIONS IN UNIVERSITY MATH SUBJECTS TAUGHT IN 2019*
*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*
*****Special mention to my highest achieving 2019 year 12 students:*****
Z. S. got A in Math Methods, a 99.35 ATAR and was admitted to the Bachelor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Adelaide and UNSW.
F. M. got A in Math Methods, a 95.35 ATAR and was admitted to the Bachelor of Medical Sciences and Advanced Studies of the University of Sydney.
S. W. got A+ in Math Methods and A- in Specialist Math, a 95.85 ATAR and was admitted to the Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney.
S. P. got A+ in General Math, a 97.80 ATAR and was admitted to the Bachelor of Physiotherapy at UniSA.
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.
*****My 2019 university students did particularly well too:*****
N.P. got High Distinctions in Differential Equations and Mathematical Modelling, and Distinction in Applied Probability. Bachelor of Mathematics at UniSA.
M.D. got High Distinctions in Math IM and Statistical Analysis and Modelling, and Distinction in Math IA. Bachelor of Mathematical and Computer Sciences and Finance (double degree) at the University of Adelaide.
M.M. got High Distinction in Mathematical Background for Biostatistics. Postgraduate Diploma in Biostatistics at the University of Sydney.
A.A. got A+ in Fundamentals of Real Analysis. Bachelor of Mathematics at Flinders University.
R.F. got High Distinction in Mathematics 1A. Bachelor of Computer Science at Flinders University.
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*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*
100% FREE STUDY PLAN, STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES ASSESSMENT, HOMEWORK AND OCCASIONAL ONLINE ENQUIRIES✓
*100% FREE MY ORIGINAL EBOOK HOW TO BECOME A STRAIGHT A MATH STUDENT*
*MEMBER OF MASA (MATHEMATICAL ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA) AND AAMT (AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION OF MATHEMATICS TEACHERS)*
OVER 8 YEARS CONTINUOUS SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCE. OVER 200 1-ON-1 PAST STUDENTS. UP-TO-DATE POLICE CHECK✓
VERY SUCCESSFUL RECORD: CONFIDENCE, GRADES AND STUDY HABITS IMPROVE CONSIDERABLY IN MOST CASES. PLENTY OF VERY POSITIVE *CURRENT, PROVEN* RESULTS✓
EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF NOTES, EXERCISES AND TIPS TO OPTIMISE YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND GRADES!!✓
APPROACHABLE, KNOWLEDGEABLE, DIDACTIC, FUN✓
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 8 years of experience and over 200 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 most topics in the curriculum across all years from 5 to 12 up to undergraduate level on a very frequent (weekly to nearly daily) basis, 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. A significant number of them are in the IB programme, their schools' top Math groups or ahead 1, 2 years with respect to their peers.
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 high school students have successfully gained admission to / graduated from the University of Adelaide, UniSA, Flinders University, University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of Sydney, UNSW, University of Technology Sydney, University of Queensland, 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
"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
"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, 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.
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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