Services & Availability


I offer one-to-one tuition for the GMAT Quantitative and Verbal Reasoning sections. I am also happy to discuss the Analytical Writing Assessment (AWA) and Integrated Reasoning sections. I prefer to teach in north, east or central London; I often use the British Library and can get to Liverpool St easily. I may travel to you depending on your circumstances and mine.


(January 2019) I do have some availability at present, but I am always more likely to take on certain types of people: if you work for an NPO or in the public sector or are otherwise making the world a better place (see below for a fuller list), I would be more inclined to tutor you. I make time for women and ethnic minorities where possible. I am also happy to recommend another tutor should you wish. I try to tutor those in the following areas:

  • the not-for-profit sector
  • the public sector
  • the green economy
  • the creative arts
  • education
  • international development

I am potentially available 24/7; I rarely teach before 9.30am.


I offer a half-hour free trial (or a discounted first session) so that we can talk about what you need and how I can help. I will gladly discuss the exam, resources and study aids, agencies or anything else, and answer any questions that you may have. We can also look at one or two questions together so that you can get an idea of my style and how I may be able to help.

My rates are competitive, variable (the more hours you do, the less you pay per hour) and flexible (depending on your circumstances and other factors). Please ask for details if you’re genuinely interested in tuition.


I am more likely to offer a discount if you run an NPO, or if you’ve been clearing land-mines for the past few years, or work in a hospital or as a carer (all of which apply to past students), or if you belong to a group that is underrepresented in business. If something similar applies to you, please say.

Or save yourself a whole load of money by getting my ebook instead. N.B. This ebook is a companion guide to the 2015 edition of the Official Guide (which you should be able to find) but will be less useful with more recent editions. Sorry. I have online companion resources planned for OG2019, and if you have experience in producing online video tutorials, particularly those that involve annotating the screen, I’d love to hear from you.

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Tuition agencies

Many agencies will charge you considerably more than £80/hour for one-to-one tuition:

Kaplan (select Tutoring Options tab) may well be able to provide you with someone who has not only done the GMAT but gone on to business school. That’s not something I can offer, and if it’s important to you, you should choose them. They do however charge £1,450 for 12 hours tuition, which comes out at £121/hour. I don’t like to be negative about other people’s services, but the majority of students who have come to me disappointed have been to a Kaplan course. It seems that many people know the Kaplan name and stick with what they know. If you do your research, you’ll be in a better position to decide which provider is the one for you.

Manhattan have just bumped up their price to an eye-watering $5,625 for 25 hours ~ that’s about £175/hour. I have however been to a free Manhattan seminar and it was pretty good.

MLIC, or MLI Consulting, also known as turboprep, looks very suspicious and I would strongly recommend you avoid them. They’ve recently resorted to libelling me on their homepage, as well as denigrating a number of other prep companies. I refuse to take them seriously, but if there are any budding libel lawyers out there who want to win an easy case in return for some tuition, we could probably come to an agreement.

Private tutors

Freelance private tutors are cheaper and prices may vary considerably. You obviously don’t get the guarantee of a known or established brand, but there are steps you can take to find out whether a freelance tutor is a good investment for you. All tutors should be able to show proof of their GMAT scores. Good tutors probably have teaching experience and/or good references: if not, the very least they should offer is some sort of free trial. You don’t want to waste your time with someone who won’t be able to help you, and you certainly don’t want to be paying over the odds. Many tutors and agencies offer some kind of guarantee that your score will improve: it’s always worth asking.