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9th August, 2022 by Fiona Cecchi

Our daughter had always struggled with Maths, which became ever more challenging as she progressed through senior school. As the concepts became more complex our daughter found herself in the bottom set at the start of S3 - with very low confidence and little faith in her Maths abilities. Muthu has a very calm coaching style which really helped our daughter regain her confidence. We are so pleased we found Muthu as he turned-around her grades - to the point where she achieved an A in this year’s Nat 5’s. We cannot praise Muthu more highly and would recommend him to anyone looking to improved their grades - thank you Muthu!.


23rd August, 2019 by Louise Kelly

We went looking for a tutor to help my son's confidence. A tutor we tried said she couldn't help, another threw his arms up in despair at what Callum couldn't do. Then along came Muthu. Callums confidence soared and he went to the exams knowing he could do his best. He got an A at Higher thanks to Muthu's calm, patient help. Muthu is worth every penny.


10th August, 2018 by Stephen McGoldrick

A at Higher Maths. Muthu helped our son turn around a 28% prelim. Muthu methodically walked through the higher maths course spotting and correct the problems. Was less than weekly and only started in Feb. Muthu can’t do the work for the student. William had the bit between his teath and worked hard but it was Muthu’s intuitive support that made his efforts productive.


13th of August 2016 by Christine Clark email:

 Muthu has been absolutely invaluable in helping our daughter to achieve grade A in both Higher Maths and Physics. He supported her up to her Christmas prelims, in which she scored two grade Bs. Muthu then helped her to identify her weaker areas and worked on these with textbooks and thorough use of past papers. Muthu has a quiet, gentle way with kids which raises their belief in themselves and actually makes them enjoy the subjects. My daughter looked forward to his lessons - they were never a chore to endure. He makes Maths and Physics seem easier! This time last year we searched for a tutor, found this website and haven't looked back. Muthu is worth every penny. We would 100 % recommend him for kids at all levels.


13th of August 2016 by Lucy T


 Our son was a rock bottom last October and had become very disillusioned with Physics Higher, in fact he wanted to drop the subject. I called Muthu and he felt he could help. After the first session our son gave us the thumbs up. It was such a relief. Muthu continued to make weekly visits and gradually our son's confidence and grades improved. By February, he passed his prelim which was such good news considering where he had come from. Things continued to improve and by May he approached his exam with a quiet confidence. When he got his results he was awarded a B which we were very happy with but we then discovered he'd actually missed out on an A by less than a 1%! Such a shame he didn't get the A but an amazing achievement nevertheless. I would highly recommend Muthu and we have now invited him back to tutor our younger son through his Nat 5 maths.


31st of  July 2016 by Siobhan Nairn

 Muthu has been the most fantastic help to all my children but especially to my daughter who had been struggling with IB(International Baccalaureate) maths and physics. Muthu patiently helped her and gave her great confidence in her abilities. He also worked on her exam technique, going over past papers. My daughter is convinced she only achieved top marks of IB 7 for both physics and maths due to Muthu's input. In addition he has gladly stepped in with my 2 younger children when they have hit a wall in some areas of maths and physics. My children all think he is great. I would happily recommend him to other parents.


26th of August 2016 by Miles Horsey

 Muthu's methodical and kindly tutoring was invaluable in helping our seemingly 'non-mathematical' and 'non-homework-orientated' daughter achieve an A in Maths GCSE this year.


24th of September 2015 by Caroline email:

 Muthu tutored my son in higher Maths after a C in his 5th Year results. The university condition for his chosen course was a B in 6th Year. Muthu was calm and patient and helped my son gain confidence, particularly in his exam technique which was a great problem for him. Muthu has now instilled a love of maths in my son, who prior to his maths exam said he was looking forward to it. He went on to achieve an A grade, stating after the exam (which has been widely publicised as being extremely challenging) that although parts were "tricky" he felt confident in a good result. My son is now studying an engineering based degree at his first choice university and is more than coping with the maths component at degree level, which is all credit to Muthus tutoring. I would not hesitate to recommend Muthu as a tutor; he was professional and reliable at all sessions.


10th of August 2015 by Neil Wang email:

 Two years in a row, Muthu was able to help me get A's in Maths (Higher and Advanced Higher). His many years experience in teaching the course shows, as he is able to give very particular exam technique advice for almost every type of question allowing me to pick up marks in the most effective way. Additionally many teachers give only syllabus deep explanations of a certain topics (especially the later topics of Advanced Higher) making them difficult to conceptualise for people like me. I fully recommend Muthu for anyone who would prefers a deeper knowledge of the maths in the course to either better understand it, or simply for interest.


28th of August 2015 by Sandy (and Chantal) Bruce

I first saw Muthu after having failed the unit 1 NAB for advanced higher physics. I Had a resit two days after our first session. In this session Muthu was very helpful in pointing out where my knowledge was lacking and helped me prepare for the test. I passed the resit but was predicted a fail still, due to failing the NAB. I saw Muthu again a few times before the prelim. In the prelim I achieved a D. This was above predicted grade. I saw Muthu periodically after this leading up to the exam. In these sessions he answered the queries I had about the subject, but answered them in a way which meant that I was doing the leg work. I thought this was an effective way to tutor, as it meant I couldn't just sit there and nod along. When the exam came round I achieved a B. This was way above predictions and meant that I achieved my conditions to study at Edinburgh. Thank you Muthu.


12th of August 2015 by Jane Wyllie

Having done well at National 5 level, our son was struggling to keep up with the speed of Higher math and physics teaching and was starting to fall behind in the subjects he loved. Muthu provided a weekly 90min session of maths and physics tutoring for about 6 months and transformed our sons results. From scraping a C in his Prelims he and Muthu worked together to improve his confidence and he got A's in both final exams (with an A1 in maths). Our son always looked forward to Muthu's visits, responded really well to his quiet approach and never minded the extra homework! We can't thank you enough Muthu....


11th of August 2015 by Lindsay

So many thanks to Muthu who very calmly and confidently tutored our son for 10 or so sessions following poor prelim results for Nat 5 Maths and physics.  My son started failed his physics badly (19%) in March and by the Nat 5 exams in May following tutoring, had improved to a B.  Likewise for Maths, he improved from a fail to a B. We are delighted with these results and credit Muthu with excellent teaching and explanations, and patience! Our son is continuing with Maths, has started to enjoy the subject now (due a new understanding), and I know we call on Muthu over the next year for clarification for our son if any obstacles are encountered! I would highly recommend Muthu to any parent or student.


14th of August 2015 by Andrew Burns

Muthu helped our son to convert a failed prelim for Maths Higher, into a B-Grade at final exam, all achieved with a few months of support. Our son was delighted with the final grade he achieved.

And we've absolutely no doubt that Muthu's careful and patient tutoring helped our son enormously; and can't thank Muthu enough for the help, encouragement and practical assistance he was able to impart very quickly and effectively.


11th of August 2015 by Mags Jackson

Muthu took my daughter from a 'fail' in the prelim for National 5 Maths to a 'B'. He was very good at explaining things and spent time on past papers. My daughter felt able to ask him anything and generally found the time spent with him invaluable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone who's serious about their studies.


19th of August 2015 by Mrs L Walker

Muthu tutored A level maths to our daughter. Muthu, a naturally talented and reliable tutor, helped to build her confidence. Muthu also has an excellent understanding of exam boards and exam techniques. Our daughter has received an A, we are delighted. I would highly recommend Muthu to anyone.


12th of August 2015 by Jennifer Powell

Muthu has been tutoring my daughter in physics and maths for the last year. He has successfully increased her confidence in both subjects, resulting in a significant improvement in her performance, gaining As at National 5 level. He is a great teacher, with a lovely calm demeanour. Thank you Muthu.


14th of August 2015 by Emma

Muthu worked with our daughter for 4 or 5 lessons on Higher Physics and addressed any questions she had on specific topics she was revising. He was very pleasant and helped to boost her confidence. She achieved an A grade in the final paper.


14th of May 2014 by Douglas Barton Email:

 Muthu has tutored my daughter for her National 5 physics exam (the new version of Standard Grade, O Grade etc etc) and has taken her from an initial position where she had a considerable lack of understanding to the point of failing the regular course work, to an "A" in the prelim and the anticipation of a great result in the exam.Muthu has the ability to explain complex topics in a way that is easy to understand, and I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others. Inthe week before her maths exam, Muthu also assisted with this and was able to teach her some aspects that she had struggled with previously.


10th of November 2013 by Deepthi Email:

 Muthu has been very patient and extremely thorough with our now 11 year old. Muthu's persistence and talent in teaching has ensured Luke wasn't at the bottom of the class in Maths. And he now is in the top set in Maths and he is delighted. It has made such a difference to his confidence too. Muthu also explains physics to our eldest boy who always says after every lesson - thank goodness for Muthu as I now understand.



16th of August 2012 by Stephen Gates

We decided to use Muthu to tutor our son Thomas for his Higher Maths and Physics after he achieved a ‘C’ and ‘D’ respectively in his prelims. We discovered Muthu after an internet search and Muthu was very pleasant, gentle and methodical during his tutoring. Thomas enjoyed the tutoring, helping to build his confidence as the exams approached. In addition to his tutoring abilities Muthu has an excellent understanding of each exam curriculum and exam technique.Thomas has gained an A’ in both subjects! Thanks for all your help Muthu. Thomas has now embarked on his advanced Highers and we will definitely be using Muthu again. Highly recommended.


1st of September 2012 by Annabel Duncan

Our son has received an A for GCSE Maths. Muthu is a fantastic tutor who can inspire confidence, our son's confidence grew with every lesson he had with Muthu. I would not hesitate to encourage others to have Muthu as a tutor.


1st of September 2012 by Paula Angus 

Muthu tutored our son Advanced Higher Physics and he has achieved an A. We are very pleased. It would not have happened without Muthu's expert tutoring.Highly recommended.


21st of August 2012 by Fiona Moore  

Muthu tutored my 17 year old for Higher Maths after a disappointing prelim result. He is a patient and reliable tutor who clearly knows his subject, and my son was delighted to gain an A grade which would not have happened but for Muthu's guidance. We would highly recommend him.


20th of August 2012 by Dawn Falconer

We asked Muthu to help our son with his Standard Grade Maths after being recommended by a friend. Our son failed his prelim and after one lesson per week with Muthu gained a Grade 2. Muthu has a very calm manner and was very patient with our son who really struggles with Maths. Very happy to recommend Muthu to others.


15th of August 2012 by Mrs M Morton

We are very pleased that our son got a B in his Int 2 maths after only gaining a 4 at standard grade. Maths is not his favourite subject and we thought it would be a struggle to pass Int 2, but it all came together with your help. Thank you Muthu.


13th of August 2012 by Gillian Brown

Thank you so much Muthu for tutoring our son Lewis since September 2011. A friend recommended Muthu and Lewis has never looked back. Muthu gave Lewis the confidence and enjoyed Muthu's tutorials.Lewis has now achieved an A for Higher Maths and has gone on to do Advanced Higher Maths at the start of the new term. Muthu will be tutoring Lewis through Advanced Higher Maths also. Thank you again for all your help.


12th of August 2012 by Hilary Henderson

My daughter was having a crisis of confidence with Higher Maths and we were fortunate to find this website and have Muthu to tutor her. He was very patient and provided a very calming influence allowing Jenny to work things out for herself with gentle guidance building her confidence and reassuring her of her ability. She was awarded a B after a difficult paper and was delighted - it seems she knew more than she thought she knew. She acknowledges and is grateful to Muthu without whose help this mark would not have been achieved. I have no hesitation in recommending Muthu as a tutor his professional manner and quiet and unassuming manner whilst providing a clear and uncomplicated method of working was just what my daughter needed.


30th of August 2012  by Tom Bryan 

We asked Muthu to tutor our daughter with her A level Physics in January. Muthu was fully booked at that time, however he managed to find a time slot for us. Our daughter has gained an A,  thank you very much for your help Muthu!


14th of August 2011 by Darren Buckley

My daughter struggled and just failed her Higher Maths prelim at the end of 2010, with just one lesson a week, Muthu managed to build her confidence and develop the problem solving skills- proud to say she managed an A in her final exam, thanks for all your help Muthu.  


5th of August 2011by Alison Wallace

My daughter's just got her exam results, and we're delighted. She got A for Higher Physics, after just scraping her Prelim! - I wondered if she'd left it too late to catch up. The particular advantages you have are: many years of experience, a thorough knowledge of the Higher exam system, and clear explanations. She has also been very motivated to study before and after your tutorial!, and she said you made Physics easy!


3rd of August 2011 by Lanre

I got in touch with Muthu after my son's prelim results at AH maths was a D. Within a couple of months of once weekly tutoring he managed a B in second prelim and with results today has achieved an A in AH maths. Muthu comes in quietly does his tutoring and you notice the increasing confidence in your child. Just wished I had been in touch earlier and I would have been less stressed! Strongly recommend Muthu if you need maths tutoring at any school level.


12th of August 2011 by Steve Bishop

Muthu is very professional, patient and understanding. His excellent tuition enabled our daughter to regain confidence in maths and to successfully attain a 1 at Standard Grade. We are very grateful to him


6th of August 2011 by Peter Casebow

Muthu did a great job as a tutor for my daughter sitting Standard Grade Maths. Her result was a 1, she says, he is very good at explaining concepts in a way she can really understand and that he has great patience and gives her confidence.  


23rd of May 2011 by Sam & James' Mum

Twins Sam and James have just sat their Intermediate 2 Physics exam today (23rd May, 2011) and both of them could confidently answer all the questions set. If you re-wind the clock back to last November, both of them failed the class test and it was questionable whether they would be able to sit their exam at all. Muthu stepped in and coached them. They are in awe of Muthu's fantastic mathematical brain - and he has the unique ability to know how to inspire and fill pupils with confidence. Watch this space for the results! We can't thank you enough, Muthu..




Highly Regarded and Experienced Maths Tutor in Edinburgh


I am a married man with two children. I have more than 25 years (14 years in Edinburgh) of teaching and private tutoring experience, including two years of tutoring at University of Cambridge.


I provide 1-to-1 maths online tuition from 11+/13+ Entrance, Secondary, National 5, GCSE, Higher, AS, IB, Advanced Higher to University level maths private tuition in Edinburgh. Regular maths tutoring, revision, exam preparation and homework help.


Every student understands things differently, if you want to find out whether I can help, give me (Muthu) a call or text on 07528419945 or send me an email at to arrange a meeting.


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PhD - Queens University of Belfast.

Post-Doctorate - University of Cambridge and Heriot Watt University.

BSc (First Class Honours) in Physics and Maths

Approved Tutor Certificate - Heriot Watt University.

Small Group Teaching - University of Cambridge.


Maths 1 to 1 Tuition Rates (discounts available for group lessons)

National 5/GCSE Maths - £40 an hour

Higher Maths - £45 an hour

Advanced Higher/AL/IB Maths - £50 an hour


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