Mr Andrew Niven

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Hi! My name`s Andrew, a recent aerospace engineering graduate and full time teacher / tutor. I studied at the University of Cambridge with a year on exchange at MIT, achieving first class results including the top mark in second year engineering at Cambridge. After leaving university I worked as an investment banker, which I have since left to become a teacher. I now teach A level maths part-time at a prestigious central London school, and tutor in various subjects.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
- Engineering at BEng level for most disciplines, including aerospace, electrical, mechanical, civil, etc.
- Areas of maths and physics undergraduate degrees where there is sufficient overlap with engineering (e.g. applied maths)
- University admissions tests and interview preparation (particularly for Oxbridge physics / engineering)
- Mathematics at all school levels
- Physics at all school levels

Tutoring experience

I have hundreds of hours of paid tutoring experience, and a long history of helping students achieve their goals. I aim to be as open and welcoming to students as possible, with the hope that all my tutees will enjoy learning their subject as much as I enjoy teaching them.

SPECIFIC CASE STUDIES:
- Over a summer, I helped a student in their second year of mechanical engineering at a leading Russell Group university who needed to do resits in all of their exams. Over the course of six weeks I helped the student to learn and practice the entire course, aiding them in improving their grade from a fail to a 2.i
- I taught a second year student at a London university who had failed two exams in their aeronautical engineering degree. Over the course of the summer I helped them improve their understanding and confidence, and they comfortably passed their resit exams

Approach to tutoring

I aim to create a relaxed and friendly environment in which my students are not afraid of being wrong. This helps them to push the boundaries of their understanding and develop confidence in their abilities.

Qualifications

YearCourseGradeInstitution
2017MEng Aerospace EngineeringHonours Pass with DistinctionUniversity of Cambridge
2013Scottish Advanced HighersAll AsStewart's Melville College

Availability:Weekdays (daytime and evening)
Tuition location:Tutor's home / Your home (up to 5 miles away)
References:Y
DBS (CRB) check:Y