Information about Private Tuition

About Myself

Since graduating from Cambridge University in 1975, my teaching experience has ranged from being a Head of Physics in a tutorial college to teaching English as a Foreign Language in a Polish school. I have taught in both state and independent schools.

I have been specialising in one-to-one tuition since 1994 and am familiar with most examination board syllabi. My work has included tuition for Common Entrance, GCSE, A level, and the IB Diploma. I have also helped with other courses that have a mathematical content, including Business Management and Economics.

At school entrance level, past tutees have gained entrance to Christ's Hospital, City of London, Eton (King's Scholarship), Harrow, Highgate, Latymer, Latymer Upper, Mill Hill, Millfield, St Paul's and Westminster.

Many students seeking help at A' level are not of Oxbridge calibre. However, two of my past students have gained entry to Imperial College and one did gain entrance to Oxford University (alas not to read Science or Mathematics). I have recently been informed that one student, whom I helped with interview preparation, has now completed his first year at Cambridge.

The last formal studying that I did was in 2003 when I completed the part-time Oxford University Diploma in Computing via the Internet course, obtaining a distinction. Of course, to do my job well, I have to study all the time.

My CV contains further details of my qualifications and experience.

Area Covered

I am based in WC1 and will normally travel to locations in Central London, Camden and Islington. I may consider travelling further for sessions longer than an hour and also during the school holidays.

Subjects Offered


Individual Tuition

Distance Tuition

The rate for this is £24 per hour plus expenses such as postage and telephone calls. It must be prepaid. This can be useful for discussing prepared work, which can be emailed. It is not recommended as a substitute for regular one-to-one tutoring. This rate may also be applied where regular tuition involves a lot of preparation. This would normally be agreed in advance. It is also the rate for proofreading.

For More Information

It would be easiest if you would complete an enquiry form. Alternatively telephone (020) 72783666 or use my contact form. My availability page is updated regularly.