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RickAlison

About Rick Anderson the TW tutor, and his wife Alison de Verteuil who administrates the tutoring service. Both are Basic Disclosure (CRB) checked.
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  • Rick Anderson  M.A. Cantab, M.B.A, Prince 2. I obtained perfect A1 A1 A  A-Level results from Newcastle upon Tyne Royal Grammar School and then graduated from Cambridge University with a 2.1 degree in Natural Sciences,  which covers Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biochemistry. I subsequently obtained a Diploma in Management Studies and Master of Business Administration at Humberside Business School. I have worked in business for blue chip companies like BP and Seacontainers and in consultancy.  I have also run my own small business for data cioaching then tutoring.B
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    In all of these roles I have been known as “the numbers man” whether it be designing financial reports or balanced scorecards, for which I  was nominated for the Harvard Business School hall of fame. I “pulled together the data” for many a senior manager and executives and have presented numerical data in 20 countries from the USA to UAE, from Canada to China, from Singapore to Spain.
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    My business content frequently coincided with the very latest Maths GCSE syllabus, for instance graph techniques in general and real life graphs of frequency distribution and billing; statistical averages; simple VAT percentages; pricing, pay rates and compound interest.  I also spent some time at Bradford University developing statistical process control methods for use in industry. I am a recognised expert in techniques such as league tables, which I presented to London Business School.
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    My transformation to a maths tutor began with my children progressing through school.  I am completely familiar with the minutae of syllabae from KS3 to GCSE, I GCSE and Further Mathematics, and my tutoring has achieved some outstanding grade success. With the coming of the new Maths GCSE structure and tougher content I updated all my materials and have imaginative but thorough lesson plans for all 80 Maths GCSE topics, exam management and applied problem solving. I recently became more involved with Waldegrave School, helping students prepare for Oxbridge interviews and starting a four year stint as a School Governor. R
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    My lifelong hobbies are sport (golf player, Sunderland supporter), music and the media and you will see I bring these topics into the Maths questions I compose, the blogs I write and the many papers I have written and published. I run the tutoring business with support from my wife Alison who looks after the administration and generally is available on the day to attend to any student needs. We are both Basic Disclosure (CRB) checked.
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  • Alison de Verteuil B.A. Hons Alison graduated in Modern Languages (German and French) from London University and has worked for leading publishers (Penguin, Walker Books and Dorling Kindersley and BBC Worldwide) in export and foreign rights sales,  She also worked in Arts Management, undertaking studies for Arts Lottery bids for various cultural enterprises.BBB
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    Taking a career break for our two children, she was for many years a Trustee of a National Charity, the Miscarriage Association, and together with Rick developed a graphical “moving averages” performance management framework for the charity and cascaded this down into a practical fundraising strategy. Alison is a keen pianist and has encouraged our children (who are both at Waldegrave School) with their musical instruments (piano, guitar and cello).