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I am a Maths tutor at Newbattle Abbey College and can offer tuition from Primary up to Advanced Higher level.

Now semi-retired, I have the time to be able to offer tuition at any time during the day or evening, including weekends. I realise that I am by no means the cheapest tutor on this site, but can assure you that you will receive good value from me. Most of my work now comes through personal recommendations as my pupils regularly score well in their exams, and, as a tutor, it is by far the best advert for my work that I could hope for.

I hold a full PVG Disclosure certificate and attended Edinburgh University in the 70s, doing a BSc in Maths and Economics.

Tutoring Experience

I teach Maths at Newbattle Abbey College.

I also tutor privately at any time during the afternoon or evening on weekdays as my tutoring at college is in the morning. At weekends, I can tutor at any time.

Maths and English are both offered up to Higher level.

Tutoring Approach

Do you struggle sometimes to understand Maths in a classroom setting? I am able to sit down with you and explain concepts that you may have failed to grasp during class. I can work through exercises with you that will develop your understanding of all facets of Maths and give you the confidence to face tests and exams knowing you have the ability to achieve a great pass mark.

I have a deep and clear understanding of the new syllabus and can confidently work through any problems you may have with it.

I would normally ask pupils to bring, to the first tutoring session, some work they have recently completed at school. I would also ask if there were any particular topics that he/she would like us to work on. This normally gives us a good starting point.

I like to get to know my pupils' hobbies, interests and aspirations for the future. Knowing this often helps me to make my teaching more relevant. We can try to work on examples set in a context where the pupil is confident and familiar.

I will always have work prepared for each session however the topic or example on which the pupil would like to work will always take priority. I feel it is important that the pupil leaves a session feeling that any particular difficulty has been resolved.

During each session I will also try to revise previous work. Any difficulties encountered during this revision exercise may provide topics for study at future sessions.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File


University of Edinburgh1977BachelorsMaths and economics

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