Qualifications
B.Sc. (Glasgow University), Cert. Ed.(Moray House College)

Experience :

School
St.Augustine
Stevenson
Q. Marg. Uni
DK & Paris

Tutoring
Highest level
Higher
Higher Nat.
Higher


Higher
Years
3
25
2
2


32

Ken has a Kindle, an electronic book (e-book) sold by Amazon.com for about £110. He is willing to demonstrate this e-book to parents and/or students if you think that it will encourage the pupil to read more (whether or not the student is being tutored by Ken). Believe it or not, he's not on commission with Amazon. Click here to read more.

He has also written a book titled Kintyre Summers.

Testimonials - originals available

Higher EnglishPrelimFinal
Allison BurnsCA
Fiona BurnsC

Thank you for all your help and advice


HigherPrelimFinal
MathsC

There is no doubt in my mind that I would not have achieved my B in Maths had it not been for the tutoring I received - Michael Chisholm


HigherPrelimFinal
EnglishC
GeographyCC
Modern StudiesCA

Ken boosted my confidence and taught me topics I found difficult at school. He gave me excellent hints for sitting Highers. I wish I had been tutored sooner as his teaching is easy to follow - Andrew


Standard GradePrelimFinal
Maths

Matthew was positive about Maths for the first time in his life and seemed to enjoy and respond to the lessons. Practical advice given to me as a parent, including seemingly simple advice on times tables, was effective. Very professional and trustworthy. It's a shame we never managed to bump grades to a 4, but I am sure that is because Matthew had so few lessons

Joseph has always been happy to go to his extra tutoring sessions which is a huge plus. Good liaison between Ken & myself as a parent. I have every confidence in Ken's abilities as tutor - used Ken's services with my older son & will ask him to help out next year too

- Dr Young, parent


HigherPrelimFinal
Maths

E

C
I thought I wouldn't pass, but with your help I did. You're a great tutor and thanks for the help - Chris McQueen
Intermediate 2PrelimFinal
MathsDA

Thank you very much for helping Kirsten attain this level. You boosted her confidence and she is delighted with her A - Glynis Rodier


Standard GradePrelimFinal
English
Maths

Alan Gray


HigherPrelimFinal
EnglishC

Ken helped me greatly in developing my skills for structuring essays and learning to leave out irrelevant facts - Chris Ferguson


HigherPrelimFinal
HistoryBA

Joanna Howard


HigherPrelimFinal
EnglishEC

I would just like to thank you very much for helping me pass my Higher English. Going from a Band 9 fail to a C was a great achievement and I very much doubt I would have managed it without you. Although it was not the B you had hoped for, I was happy with my C. Thank you very much again! - Hayley Forson


HigherPrelimFinal
EnglishCC
MathsDC

The tutoring was very useful and helped me a great deal in both Maths and English - Robert Gibbs


HigherPrelimFinal
EnglishFC

Craig Thompson


HigherPrelimFinal
English

Excellent at focusing and improving on my weakest areas. Provided a wealth of knowledge on the subject. I believe I would not have passed the final exam without his efforts and I am extremely grateful - Ross King



We are very pleased with Joe's results in English & Maths. It represents a huge turnaround in a short space of time. We have already discussed using your tutoring again when the school year starts and will be in touch in a few weeks time - Glyn Mountford

HigherPrelimFinal
Modern StudiesDA

Thanks for the help. Tutoring effective and relevant to the specifics of the course. Especially helpful was practical help with essay questions - Joanne Smith


HigherPrelimFinal
Maths

D

Really appreciated all the help you gave Jack. It restored his confidence to obtain his grade - Mrs Freeland


Standard GradePrelimFinal
English
Geography
Intermediate 2PrelimFinal
EnglishDA
HigherPrelimFinal
EnglishDC
Ben is very happy with his result and is very keen to continue with Ken as his tutor for the coming year (6th). Ben has a very good pupil-teacherrelationship with Ken and we know this has contributed to his result. As parents we are more than happy with the help and support given by you to our son - Ben Malinowski (father)
Higher Maths

D

Intermediate 2 English
Ken is a great tutor who I would highly recommend. He encouraged and coached my son, keeping him on track and pushing him to his full potential - Lesley Hackett
HigherPrelimFinal
EnglishBA

Thank you for your help and support - Ghazal Hamid


EnglishPrelimFinal
Intermediate 2C
HigherDA

I found your tutoring style very useful because it showed me the best way to answer the questions by showing me what the examiners are looking for - Andrew Burgess


Standard GradePrelimFinal
English

5

Geography
Intermediate 2
GeographyBA
My son, Alasdair, has been tutored by Ken for several years with great success at Standard Grade and Intermediate 2. The subjects covered have been Geography and English. In 2011 under Ken's direction my son achieved a grade A in Intermediate 2Geography. This achievement was beyond that of his school target grade. Ken's direction and understanding of the examination system supported the hard work that the pupil must be prepared to doto achieve such grades. Without Ken's support and academic ability I consider Alasdair would not have achieved such good grades - Lorna Germain
Standard GradePrelimFinal
English

4

Maths
Once again thanks so much for helping us. Eilidh is going on to do Int 2 English & Maths. So you never know we may be contacting you again in the future - Kirsty Macpherson
Standard GradePrelimFinal
Maths

Pleased with Maths as Craig got 2 and 7 in the Prelims. Thank you - Susan Owen


HigherPrelimFinal
EnglishC

Thank you for all your support. I could not have gained a B grade without it! - Martin Scott


HigherPrelimFinal
EnglishCC

Tutoring methods were very helpful as going through the passages and questions really helped me to understand what the question was looking for. As well as this, the anecdotes also helped me to get a good understanding about the passages. Thank you so much for your help! - Grace McLaughlin


EnglishPrelimFinal
Standard Grade
HigherDC

Ken's tutoring is highly beneficial. It helped me get the grade I needed and to get an insight into Higher. Ken made the topics and past papers much more fun. I would highly recommend him as a tutor - Joshua Baillie, 2012

Thank you for all your help with English over the years. Not only has it helped my grade but it has been fun! Many thanks - Joshua Baillie, 2013


HigherPrelimFinal

English

AA

I got an A band 1- 86%! Very happy with the result, and thank you for all your help! - Lavannya Manohar


HigherPrelimFinal
EnglishC

I got a B!!! It's not an A but considering I was verging on a D (still a C) at the Prelims I feel this is great (Mum was delighted). I don't know what I got for all my separate pieces but I'm fairly sure I was a B3. Thank you very much for all your help - Cara MacDonald