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Dr Alan Knight

Southern and South Eastern Suburbs, Brisbane

Dr Alan Knight Brisbane Tutor in Calculus, Chemistry, GAMSAT, Maths, Physics

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Alan Knight Tutoring -
Highly experienced Private Tuition - Experimental Research Scientist (retired), international background in maths, physics, chemistry -

Specializing in high school tutoring:
MATHS - Mathematics B, Mathematics C - to Year 12
PHYSICS - to year 12
CHEMISTRY - to Year 12
University Bridging Courses
GAMSAT preparation - Maths, Physics, Chemistry
School Holidays: Preparation for the coming school year or new term

2017 - Term 3 will soon be underway.
There are spaces available for holiday sessions (June-July Holidays) to assist students to prepare for Term 3. Holiday sessions can make a significant difference towards building confidence by getting ahead with new concepts. Please call soon to book!


  • Calculus - Secondary
  • Chemistry - Secondary
  • GAMSAT - Tertiary
  • Maths - Secondary
  • Physics - Secondary

  • Maths B, Maths C, School Holidays: Preparation for the coming school year or new term. Proven exceptional outcomes.


My philosophy is to deliver exceptional quality tutoring, dedicated to meeting the
individual needs of each student.

I focus mainly on tutoring high school students in Maths B, Maths C, Chemistry and

I was an internationally recognized research scientist for over 35 years in the field of
chemical physics, with my own University experimental laboratory devoted to
exploring fundamental knowledge in the broad areas of molecular physics, molecular
quantum mechanics, atmospheric science and laboratory astrophysics.

I have worked in research laboratories in the USA, Germany, France, Switzerland
and Israel. I have always been a "hands on" practical scientist, working closely with
young research students in the lab.

My passion for Science and Mathematics has enabled me to inspire hundreds,
perhaps thousands, of tertiary students as well as encourage secondary students to
grow their love and understanding of mathematics and science. Many of my past
research students hold senior positions in Australian and overseas Universities, as
well as in the corporate and industrial sectors.

Now that I am retired, I can offer high school students a unique tutoring service to
assist them in their journey towards achieving the best possible outcome in
preparing for their chosen career in life. How many high school students have the
opportunity to be mentored individually by a research scientist?

I tutor from my own home where the change of scene can often help
students, as well as them experiencing a friendly "country" environment to inspire
them to think "outside the box". Coffee or tea for Mum or Dad too!

Please refer to my website ( for further information
regarding my credentials.

"Genius is one tenth inspiration and nine-tenths perspiration"


"Alan is an inspirational tutor - he helped my daughter to enjoy maths for the first
time and she went on to achieving an A in maths B after really struggling through the
first few years of high school" - Wendy (Rochedale)

"Thanks so much "Prof" Alan! Brodie is so grateful for helping him to really
understand what calculus is all about - and it's helped him in physics as well. Exams
last term were a blessing. It's so nice to be made so welcome in your home too.
Great coffee!" - Bek (Runcorn)

""Prof" Alan is no stereotype academic - his warmth and friendly attitude made it
easy for my son to connect with him and respond to his practical approach. Nathan's
understanding of maths and chemistry has improved beyond belief." - Helen
(Eight Mile Plains)

"Prof Alan is a world class tutor. I was a person who started an engineering degree
and did not know the basic�s of algebra or calculus. Alan helped me throughout my
engineering degree in mathematics and statistics, showing me the inner details and
applications of mathematics through his crystal-clear explanations. His ability to
explain the fundamentals of differential calculus through to the application of Laplace
transforms truly turns learning into discovery." - B. Dunne - Eight Mile Plains

"Dr Knight was a fantastic Tutor - he gave me a vastly improved understanding of
maths and I had a very successful outcome in my final exams. Dr Knight was
incredibly inspirational. I guess a wealth of experience using maths in research and
real world applications makes all the difference. I'm fortunate to have found a tutor
who values learning for life." - Y. Blanco - Camp Hill

"At almost 30 years of age, going back and learning physics for the first time
seemed like an impossibility. Alan helped me to understand the basic principles and
foundations of physics in Sonography. He made learning fun for a busy, tired mum!
Now I have successfully passed a very challenging physics course for my post
graduate studies. I can't thank him enough for converting something that seemed
awfully daunting into a great personal achievement." - Tiana (Bayside)

"We wanted to thank you so very much for your support of our son with his Chemistry and Maths in the final term of 2016. He graduated with a very good OP which will allow him to undertake his first preference at Uni � which for him is a wonderful result. We know your support with these two subjects made a significant difference and built his confidence to achieve these very solid results.

We are very fortunate to have people like yourself in the community, with high level teaching skills and such a passion for assisting our young people as they strive to achieve their goals, particularly through Yr 12, which is a challenge to many of them. Thank you again." Kathy & Garry (Carindale)


B.Sc (Hons), Australian National University - Maths, Physics, Chemistry
PhD (Australian National University) - Chemical Physics
Post-doctoral research - University of Indiana
Research Fellow, University Lecturer - Melbourne University
University Professor - Griffith University
Distinguished Visiting Professor at many USA and European Universities (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Minnesota, JILA - University of Colorado, Technische Universitaat Munich, University of Basel )
Fellow - American Physical Society, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
RACI Queensland Schools Lecturer
'Scientist in Residence' - various Queensland High Schools
Please refer to my website ( for further details regarding my qualifications, experience and tutoring philosophy.


  • Private Tuition
  • Teaching Tuition


One hour sessions: $80
One and a half hour sessions: $115
Two hour sessions: $150
Most students benefit from longer sessions, particularly if two areas
(subjects) are to be covered in a session. One and a half hour to two hour sessions are
typical for Year 12 students.

Please see my website for further details (

Tutorials are spaced with ample time in between so that we can get things covered
effectively without time pressures.




Profile last updated on 18-Aug-2017 (registered 21-Nov-2015)

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