Maths tutor
Maths tutor
Liss Maths and Physics Tuition
Liss Maths and Physics Tuition

About me

Online maths tutor Kayaking in New Zealand in 2016

After graduating with a first class degree in Physics I spent 20 years in Industry and scientific research working in a variety of technical fields such as software, nuclear fusion and sonar.  I started tutoring in 2008 (then aged 39), teaching one or two students each evening after work.  In 2010 I opted to take a career break to concentrate on tutoring which proved so successful and rewarding that I'm now a full-time maths and physics tutor and have no intentions of returning to my earlier career!


I'm an enthusiastic believer in the teaching of mathematics and science. Both these disciplines develop our problem solving abilities, promote logical thinking and provide the challenge & satisfaction of following through a process to a conclusion.  Physics, in particular, develops a sense of wonder about how things work and encourages our curiosity.


My hobbies include running, cycling, cross-country skiing, playing the viola, hill walking in Scotland with my wife and hiking in New Zealand (sadly not as often as I would like!).

My Qualifications

  • First class honours degree in Physics from the University of Surrey.
  • A levels in Maths, Physics and Chemistry (all grade A).
  • Member of Institute of Physics and Chartered Physicist.

I also hold a DBS certificate (dated 25 Feb 2021) which you are welcome to inspect (along with my qualification certificates) when we first meet.

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Where to find me:

William Purchase BSc CPhys

Liss Maths and Physics Tuition

3 Meadow Walk
Mill Road

Liss GU33 7RG