Introducing Dr Andrew Sergis
As a senior tutor, teacher and director of the Academy, I am well qualified and have a wealth of both academic and professional experience to offer students who wish to succeed in excelling in their science, maths and English examinations at all levels of the curriculum. I have taught chemistry, physics, biology, mathematics, and English to students of all ages across all examination boards for over 30 years, helping those students do very well in their examinations and to achieve their aspirations and chosen careers. I have been teaching these subjects from elementary, KS2, KS3 and GCSE, A-Level and also at degree level in the case of chemistry and mathematics.
Highly Experienced Tutor
I was a school governor for 11 years from 2003 to 2014, helping to improve the literacy, numeracy and the science curriculum of three major schools in Enfield. During my period as a School Governor, I also helped to establish and name a new primary school, Keys Meadow, that was officially opened by the late Queen Elizabeth II on 15th October 2003. For my 11 years service in improving the curriculum of schools in Enfield, including Enfield County and Cuckoo Hall Schools, I was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation by the Mayor of Enfield in 2014.
Vast Knowledge of Sciences
I was also a lecturer at the universities of Greenwich and Westminster, where I taught the BSc degree chemistry courses. I started my research career at King’s College Hospital working on methods of reducing rheumatoid arthritis, a debilitating disease afflicting mainly elderly people, resulting in inflamed and painful joints. I was awarded a PhD at the University of Greenwich for my work on the development of novel methods for making potentially important fluorocarbon compounds, such as artificial blood and ozone-friendly aromatic compounds. As a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, I worked on designing new methods of making potentially important therapeutic compounds and I developed important industrial polymers when I was sponsored by British Petroleum (BP). As a Senior Research Officer at Hammersmith Hospital, I designed new drugs against colon cancer. This involved my developing new drugs that inhibit the cancer cells and then radiolabelling them with radioactive tracers to examine whether they reach the target cancer cells by placing patients administered with the drug in a positron-emission tomographic (PET) scanner.
Furthermore, I taught at a wide range of primary and secondary schools and colleges in London and outside London and helped to improve their science and maths curriculum. I opened the Academy in 2013 and since then it has helped to improve the grades of many students from a wide range of schools in the borough of Enfield, as well as schools and colleges outside the borough, including West Thames College, St Ignatius’ College, Enfield Grammar, Enfield County, St Anne’s, Edmonton County, Bullsmoor and Kingsmead Schools.
Successful Teaching Methods
I always endeavour to inspire my students and give them the benefit of my wide experience in teaching and research. My teaching strategy involves helping students how to reason from the fundamentals when solving problems and the importance of using logical deduction in helping them to understand the fundamentals of their subjects. My teaching methods have proved very successful and helped me to establish a good reputation throughout the borough of Enfield and outside the borough. Consequently, teachers and head teachers of secondary schools have recommended me to parents and students. I am also proud to say that the Academy has been an approved examination centre for the past 5 years and continues to help students achieve excellent grades in both their GCSE and A-Level subjects.
Dr. Andrew N. Sergis, BSc(Hons), PhD, CSci, CChem, MRSC, Cert. Ed(FE), ATP
The academy is committed to providing excellent tuition that is affordable for everyone in order to build success for all. To achieve this, high-quality teaching and professional guidance is always guaranteed.
— Dr. A. N. Sergis