Andrew Cremer attended Bancroft's School in Woodford, Essex. In the old scoring system, he achieved three 'As' in A-Level English, French and German; and a Merit in 'S'-Level German (super-advanced level). These marks put him in the top 1 percent of the entire country. After leaving Bancroft's, Andrew went to University College, Oxford, where he studied Law and Modern Languages. Thereafter, he decided to become a teacher, and took his PGCE at King's College, London. After qualifying as a Modern Languages teacher, he taught at the Robert Clack School in Dagenham. Andrew came to realize after a few years that he did not enjoy classroom teaching. He subsequently left the profession to work in the field of tax: firstly as an inspector for the Inland Revenue; and subsequently as a tax consultant for KPMG. In 2014, he decided to return to teaching, but on a one-to-one, private basis. He undertook a professional development course with TimePlan, studying English & Literacy in the Primary Phase, Child Protection and Special Educational Needs, in addition to other topics. In the process of retraining, he undertook classroom observations and taught lessons at a number of schools in the independent and state sectors, including Bancroft's and Forest. Andrew is delighted to have found the perfect way forward for him as a teacher, and thoroughly enjoys his job . In addition to coaching children for the 11+, Andrew also coaches for the 7+ and 13+ exams; teaches French and German up to A-Level; Spanish to Key Stage 3; English as a Second Language; and Elocution. You can find out more about Andrew's life and work on his desktop website: www.ajbtuition.com
Althea Talbot-Howard Business Manager
Althea and Andrew have been married for over fifteen years. Althea is an international-prizewinning professional musician. For many years she specialized in solo oboe performance and private music teaching. She now composes chamber music; writes articles about music and Christianity; and continues to teach.