Your own maths tutor

Maths tuition up to SQA Advanced Higher

Maths exam in 2017?

  • need to get an A/B in Higher Maths to secure your place at college or university?
  • struggling with Higher Maths in school?
  • like some help with Advanced Higher Maths?
  • want to get a grip on National 5 maths?
  • want to do well at Maths?

The report of the Making Maths Count group to the Scottish Government December 2016: Transforming Scotland into a Maths positive nation recommends a strategy to:

  • create greater enthusiasm for maths as a vital life skill amongst children and young people, parents and carers and the wider public; and
  • promote the value of maths as an essential skill for every career and an economic imperative if Scotland is to compete internationally.

Please see my page on Jobs, computerisation, Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics for notes on the increasing importance of maths as a  subject which secures good job prospects and guards against technological unemployment. Maths gets you everywhere.*

Private tuition in your own home can be an effective way of taking your understanding of maths to the next level.

In developing Edina Tuition I am seeking to turn my knowledge  into value for the benefit of  those wishing to  gain more confidence and skill in maths, and who have the aim of doing well in an upcoming exam. I offer a dedicated, personal service to tutees, and it is my wish is to deliver contemporary maths tuition in Edinburgh and beyond. I teach up to SQA Advanced Higher, and also offer support for those taking STEP.

I have a lifetime of fascination and passion for maths and I aim to inspire those I teach to, at best, enjoy the subject and, at least, to embrace it with more enthusiasm than before.


  • to get you looking forward to your maths exam and obtaining, or surpassing, your target grade


  • working at mastery of C level skills (the SQA state that 65% of marks in Higher Maths are available at this level)
  • developing flexible thinking
  • encouraging you to develop your number skills
  • encouraging you to develop accuracy
  • encouraging the use of common sense
  • promoting the spirit of mathematics
  • teaching you “tricks of the trade” — aka heuristics🙂


  • prelim, then actual exam

Basically you want to be ready for anything that the SQA can throw at you. 5th May 2017 is the date for the next SQA maths exams. It is my belief that with the right support students can achieve in maths, and so I would like to help you get ready for them.

Gary Thomson

*Maths gets you everywhere is a common phrase used in China. Mathematics in the Chinese curriculum is not seen as an elite subject. It is viewed as an essential of life, and one in which everyone can be highly competent if they work at it.

Complete success would mean that every individual felt, “I enjoyed the mathematics that I had time to learn. If I ever need or want to learn some more, I shall not be afraid to do so.”

W W Sawyer

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