Nick Dale - Private Tutor

I read English at Oxford before beginning a career as a strategy consultant in London. After a spell as Project Manager, I left to set up various businesses, including raising $5m in funding as Development Director for www.military.com  in San Francisco, building a £1m property portfolio in Notting Hill and the Alps and financing the first two albums by Eden James, an Australian singer-songwriter who has now won record deals with Sony and EMI and reached number one in Greece with his first single Cherub Feathers.

In 1998, I had lunch with a friend of mine who had an apartment in the Alps and ended up renting the place for the whole season! That was probably the first real decision I ever made in my life. After ‘retiring’ at the age of 29, I spent seven years skiing and playing golf in France, Belgium, America and Australia before returning to London to settle down and start a family. That hasn’t happened yet, but I did at least make the decision to go ‘quality of life’, and a couple more happy accidents led to two great career opportunities.

The first came in 2009 when I happened to read an article in the paper about ‘Ten Ways to Beat the Recession’, one of which was private tutoring. I signed up with a couple of agencies and ended up with three clients within a week! The other was a random email in 2012 from a loose acquaintance inviting me to climb Mount Kenya and go on safari. I jumped at the chance and decided to buy myself a proper camera. As a result, I’m now a private tutor and a wildlife photographer. I teach for a few hours a week in south-west London and on assignment in places as far afield as Bodrum, Hong Kong and Nairobi. I also take several trips a year to take pictures of the world’s great predators, including bears catching salmon in Alaska, tigers in Rajasthan, polar bears in Svalbard and the Big Five in Africa. In my spare time, I enjoy skiing, tennis and golf. I still have all the same problems as everyone else, but at least I never get up in the morning wishing I didn’t have to go to work!

I also have a collection of over 20,000 past papers and mark schemes in every subject and at every level, including 11+, 13+, GCSE, AS-level, A-level and QTS. You can subscribe here for just £14.99 for 12 months.


Contact Details

If you’re a parent or student and would like to have a chat about booking an initial lesson or a residential assignment, please get in touch. I teach in Putney if you live locally or online (using Skype and Bitpaper), and I charge £80 an hour.

Email: info@nickdale.me
 +44 7942 800 921
Skype: nicholas_dale

Flat 99 Ormonde Court
364 Upper Richmond Road
London SW15 6TR

Social Media

I’m on a number of social media platforms:

Facebook: facebook.com/NickDalePrivateTutor
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/nickdaleprivatetutor
Twitter: twitter.com/nickdale_pt


I’m also a wildlife photographer. If you’d like to have a look at my favourite images, please visit any of the following sites:


6 thoughts on “About

  1. oliver dobbs

    Hi i was doing a year 9 dulwich college english paper from 2009 and i was wondering if there was a answer sheet

    1. Nick Dale Post author

      I’m sorry, but all the answer sheets I have are already on my website. I’m happy to mark papers, but you’d have to pay for that.

    1. Nick Dale Post author

      I don’t, I’m afraid. They weren’t available. However, I’m happy to mark papers for you.

  2. S Morzeria-Davis

    Hey Nick – is it possible to have answers/mark schemes for Habs Papers.
    I know they’re not provided – but it would be really useful to have at least bullet points on what a good answer should look like.
    Many thanks!

    1. Nick Dale Post author

      Well, I’m happy to mark any papers that your child does, but I’m afraid you’d have to pay for that service.


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