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My name is Andy Yates.  I'm a fully qualified primary school teacher with a Batchelor of Education degree, from the University of Greenwich.

I've been teaching in the Medway area for 4 years and have been tutoring in Gravesham for the last 9.  I now tutor full-time in the Gravesend area. 

After leaving school I worked in engineering and retail, then decided to re-train as a teacher.

Prior to becoming a teacher I was a voluntary classroom assistant in a local infant school and gained a certificate in higher education as a specialist teacher assistant.  While studying at University I worked during the holidays on the Medway run "Funzone" play scheme as a site supervisor.  Over three years I was responsible for five different sites catering for children from a variety of ages and backgrounds.

I've worked as a facilitator at the Mid-Kent College supporting a profoundly deaf student, taught English to foreign exchange students and ran a homework club on a voluntary basis for MHS Homes, charity division.

I live in Chattenden with my wife Loraine and her two daughters, Cheryl and Sarah.  I also have two daughters of my own, Chloe and Mollie. 

I'm currently tutoring children from the following schools:

Dover Road Primary School, Northfleet;

Cecil Road Primary School, Gravesend;

Shorne Church of England Primary School, Shorne;

St Joseph's Convent Preparatory School, Gravesend;

Northfleet School for Girls;

Shears Green Junior School, Northfleet;