Maths   ♦   Physics   ♦  Chemistry

One-on-one Tuition


A journey of a thousand miles begins with one small step

Tuition Details

My approach to tutoring is based on the principle of instilling deep and lasting understanding rather than a "quick fix".  Accordingly, in order to make a significant difference, weekly sessions are recommended for at least a school term.



2019 Tutoring:   A few new places remain available

2019 Physics Workshops:

A hands-on one-on-one series of workshops in electricity and magnetism, including practical electronics, is conducted for Year 12 students in the April, July and September holidays.

Depending on when your school covers electricity and magnetism, this module is exceedingly helpful in surmounting the challenges of a difficult topic.

Please contact me if you are interested. Places are limited.

2020 Tutoring:   Reservations are open. Please contact me if you wish to reserve a preferred place for next year.


I tutor in my own homestead in Burbank (Brisbane South - Link to Google Maps). The change of scene can help students to focus better and achieve a better educational outcome.

My acreage home provides a pleasant and friendly "country" environment that inspires students to think "outside the box".


Parents are welcome to stay for the duration of the tutorial session in a comfortable reading/relaxing area.  WiFi access is provided. There are also nearby bush walks, or a walk through our own paddocks and forest. Coffee or tea for Mum or Dad, and/or the student, is always available.

  • Please note that I do not travel to students' homes for tutoring.

How do we start?

Effective tutoring involves establishing a student's knowledge base at the start of the journey.
Exploring specific concepts in the subjects of interest (with some testing of knowledge) usually identifies areas that need extra focus.

Generally we are well underway with a structured plan after the first session.


Students are often struggling to balance life involving many extracurricular activities with study, especially when study seems to be giving less reward.

I believe deeply that, sport, music, time with friends are all important in maintaining happiness at school.

Understanding these conflicts means that I manage the notion of extra homework with care so that it serves as fruitful encouragement rather than an odious task.

For maths, regular homework is an advantage.


My goal is to help students to make the most of what's being taught in the classroom. Viewing concepts in advance, or from a different angle, can often give them a degree of confidence when they see new material at school.



Weekdays:     3.30 pm to 7.30 pm

Saturdays:     8.00 am to 6.30 pm

Sundays:       8.00 am to 6.00 pm

Holidays:       Weekdays  -  1.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Other times can usually be accommodated for "emergency" cases, e.g. exam revision or pressing ERT or EEI reports.

Around exam time, or if students require it because of individual circumstances, "after dinner" late sessions are made available.

(during the day) are also available for mature-age students, those in part-time work, or students with either regular or occasional days off from School.

Please contact me  to make mutually suitable arrangements.

Tuition Fees

Year 11 and 12 students benefit from longer sessions, particularly if two or three subjects are to be covered in a session. Hence tutoring sessions are set at a minimum of an hour and a half for all senior students. 


Two hour sessions are typical (and recommended) for Year 12 students seeking tutoring for two or more subjects.


ERT and EEI tasks often demand additional time. I cater for those needs and can offer a breadth of expert assistance based on my own career as an internationally recognized experimental and theoretical research scientist.


One and a half hour sessions:         $125
Two hour sessions:                            $160

Longer sessions:                            $80 per hour   


My underlying philosophy is to give you an exceptional tutoring outcome at a reasonable cost


There are no contracts to sign.

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration - Thomas Edison (1903)

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Alan Knight Tutoring - Front Entrance leading to studio for tutoring students