Private Tutor - Maths, Physics, Chemistry - Brisbane

Tutoring in Specialist Maths, Mathematical Methods, Physics, Chemistry

2020, 2021 - Year 12 students in 2020 and 2021 were the first two cohorts experiencing external exams for the new ATAR curriculum. It has been a challenging experience for all!


2022  -   CONTACT ME for details of any places available for tutoring in 2022. 

School holidays-  Getting ahead is a worthwhile strategy, especially now for the new ATAR system. Please contact me for available sessions.

2022  -  Physics and Chemistry Experimental Workshops Hands-on one-on-one workshops on core physics and chemistry topics. These are conducted for Year 12 students during the January, April, July and September holidays. They are a combination of Theory, Experiment, Data Analysis and consolidation with Excel spreadsheet calculations and after-workshop worksheet(s). The aim is to get most of a topic (somewhere between half a term to a full term's work) firmly implanted and deeply understood. Places are limited. Please contact me for details.


2023  -   Contact me  to discuss places available for tutoring in 2023.


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Alan Knight is a Private Tutor, based in Brisbane, Australia, offering individual tuition for high school students in Maths, Physics and Chemistry.

As a retired University Professor and Research Scientist, his past career in University teaching and scientific research, both in Australia and in top international Universities and research centres, means that his experience in maths, physics and chemistry is deep and diverse.

Alan is passionate about teaching. He inspires high school students to understand and embrace these subjects in a way that helps them to carry their knowledge into later life.

Rather than just "going by the book", Alan offers students a unique opportunity to benefit from his own dedication to the discovery of new knowledge through experimental and theoretical research in physics and chemistry.

In his work, mathematics has always been an essential part in theoretical analysis and in the interpretation of scientific data. Hence he can show students how maths and statistics play an essential role in a wide variety of applications.



Private Tutoring is available for:


Mathematical Methods  Year 10 through to Year 12

Specialist Mathematics - Year 10 through to Year 12

Physics - Years 11 and 12

Chemistry - Years 11 and 12      


GAMSAT - Physics, Chemistry

Bridging Courses for University Entrance - Maths,  Physics,  Chemistry


Tutoring for younger students (years 7-9 in Maths and Science) can be arranged with one or other of Alan's top past students. These students are now at University, with established tutoring credentials.  Contact me for details.



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High School grades are something about which most parents are deeply concerned.  As the final two years of high school loom nearer, students are often faced with the odious task of making decisions about which subjects to study. Choosing electives that they are deeply interested in is to be encouraged, but one should also consider what influence their choices may have on their chances of a good ATAR rank.

In Year 10, many students consider their choices in Mathematics.

Maths B (now Mathematical Methods) and especially Maths C (now Specialist Maths) are advantageous choices, relative to Maths A (now General Maths), for improving ATAR outcomes provided that good grades are achieved in these subjects.

Alan is committed to assisting students who wish to make the effort to achieve well in Maths Methods and Specialist Maths for Years 11 and 12.  Undertaking both Maths Methods and Specialist Maths can be challenging, but the rewards can be worth the extra effort. Summer holidays offer a superb opportunity to focus on making such a choice a successful endeavour.  For many students, Year 11 Maths Methods and Specialist Maths can be a much easier road if the summer holidays include a few weeks of judicious preparation.