Maths tuition offered

All levels offered

I offer online tuition in mathematics for secondary pupils preparing to take:

  • SQA exams up to and including:
    • Advanced Higher Mathematics
  • Edexcel
    • AS/A-level 
    • AS/A-level Further Mathematics  
      • Core Pure Mathematics Papers 1 & 2
      • Further Core Pure Mathematics Papers 1 & 2
  • International Baccalaureate SL/HL AA & AI
    • takes the form of support and guidance using available preparatory materials. These exams require you to develop problem-solving skills that can only be acquired by doing problems.
    • Please see my STEP tuition page
      • if you would like to become  a mathematician then you should consider preparing for and sitting either STEP or MAT
  • NEW: Maths enrichment for secondary pupils learn mathematical problem solving (the most important skill to learn in maths), and strengthen your existing mathematical skills and knowledge. This would be a helpful course of study if you intend to take STEP or MAT with a wish to go on to study maths or computer science at university.

Additionally for anyone preparing to undertake:

  • Any of the above exams
  • Numeracy/maths exams for professional development e.g. AOSB, PGDE, Scottish Fire Service
  • HNC/HND/Cert of HE/OU STEM courses with substantial maths component
  • SAT and GRE tests
  • First-year university-level maths
  • Improving their problem-solving skills


  • The first session is offered with a 50% discount to test that online tuition will work for you
  • Adult, Casual learner £35 per hour
  • N5, GCSE £45 per hour
  • Higher, AS, A-Level, Advanced Higher £50 per hour
  • STEP etc £50 per hour
  • 1st-year University level £50 per hour
  • Maths enrichment £30 per hour (discounts not applicable)
  • As per my T&Cs I will charge a late cancellation fee of £15 with less than 24 hours’ notice of cancellation of a scheduled tutorial
  • DISCOUNT for small group study: study with a friend (or friends) and each tutee will receive a 20% discount
    • N5/GCSE £36 per hour
    • SQA Higher/Edexcel A-level £40 per hour
  • DISCOUNT for payment in advance: pay for a block of 5 tutorials in advance and obtain a discount of 15% 
    • N5/GCSE £38.25 per hour
    • Highers/A-level £42.50 per hour
  • The above discounts can be combined if you wish to study in a group and are willing to pay in advance
    • N5/GCSE £30.60 per hour
    • Highers/A-level £34.00 per hour 
  • Payments are made by bank transfer

More about my tuition service

1-2-1 tuition in maths by an experienced maths tutor offers you the help, encouragement and support you need to increase your understanding of this important school subject, and thence to improved grades. I have set up as a maths tutor in order to help people do better at maths.

I particularly welcome enquiries from potential tutees who are taking SQA National 5, or GCSE  maths with a view to obtaining an  A or 9 pass at both National 5, GCSE and SQA Higher, AS/A-level the following year. And also from SQA Higher, AS/A-level  students aiming to get an ‘A/A*’ at both Higher and Advanced Higher, AS/A-level. Please see my page How to get an A in SQA Higher Maths

Some of my Advanced Higher tutees from previous years have gone on to study mathematics, music, engineering, economics, astrophysics, and computer science.

If you have an interest in pursuing a STEM subject at university it is advisable that you consciously work towards achieving your goal from an earlier rather than a later stage.

If you want to become a mathematician then you need to enrich the maths you are doing at school with practice at problem-solving which is not typically available in state schools.

I am equally pleased to help anyone improve their understanding of maths, or to improve their numeracy, whatever their level, and whatever their goal.


Results 2013 — 2023

Why have I chosen to publish my results? It is because I wish to forestall the idea that obtaining the services of a private tutor will automatically mean that an enhanced pass will be secured.

However anyone can achieve in maths provided they get the right encouragement and support, and are prepared to work consistently at acquiring the necessary skills and knowledge.


  • Tuition is given by online means only. By doing this my hope is that I am reducing carbon emissions overall.
    • Online can be as good as face-to-face tuition and has many advantages
  • Homework and bespoke notes on topics are included in the above fees
  • Cumulative results for previous years can be found at Results 2013 – 2021
  • For each individual tutee I use a probationary period to help me decide if my way of giving tuition will work for them.  Please see What I expect of tutees
  • Please read my Terms and Conditions
    • by accepting tuition from me you will be agreeing to the T&C on the above linked page

If you’d like tuition for the academic year 2023/2024 please feel free to contact me at any time in advance of the start of the school year to ensure you have a tutorial slot booked. 


About me

  • B Sc Mathematics
  • PGCE Secondary Mathematics
  • PVG — updated October 2016

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