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

Flexible Pricing and Discounts


  •  first session is free to allow to see if online maths tuition works for you


  •   Adults/Casual learners: £35/hour
  •   N5, GCSE: £45/hour
  •   Higher, AS, A-Level, Advanced Higher: £50/hour
  •   University First-Year: £50/hour
  •   Maths Enrichment: £30/hour (no discounts applicable)


  • Group Study Discount: Study with friends and each receives a 25% discount
    • Only applies as long as group persists ie group number must always be >= 2
  • Early bird discount: sign up for 1-2-1 tuition any time from May to October (for 2025 exams) and receive a 20% discount
  • Advance Payment Discount: Pay for a block of 5 tutorials and receive a 15% discount
  • Combined Discounts: Available for groups, or Early Bird tutee families, paying in advance
    • So long as group persists

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.

And in case you are wondering about the name; Edina is the poetical name for Edinburgh, which is where my service is based. 

Recently added pages


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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