A physicist, with a Master's degree from Manchester University and Brussels Université Libre, I have over 20 years' experience in industry. Having worked as a science journalist, IT consultant and, most recently, as a managing director within a multinational chemical business, I have excellent communication skills and a wealth of hands-on, relevant experience with which to bring my tutorials to life.
In addition to my maths and science knowledge, I am a fluent speaker and writer of colloquial and business French, having lived and worked in French-speaking countries for more than half of my professional life. In September I started retraining as a secondary science teacher and have an excellent understanding of the curriculum and current teaching practice.
With a wealth of professional and life skills - and as a father of a year 8 pupil - I am uniquely placed to provide exciting and relevant tutorship.
I am really pleased with my decision to begin learning French with Simon. He is a superb tutor, extremely supportive, patient and he has a knack of being able to inject humour into our sessions [better than an aid memoire]. Simon is punctual and reliable and the sessions are individually tailored to accommodate my very busy schedule. Simon offers a variety of teaching methods that make learning enjoyable and achievable. In the short amount of time that I have been on this journey, I have made a considerable amount of progress and developed confidence in my ability to speak, listen and read French [Albeit beginners level] . I am looking forward to continuing my journey with Simon and would highly recommend Simon as an outstanding tutor.
Simon started Physics classes in October with my daughter who is in Year 11 as she has always struggled with Physics and never achieved higher than 15%. In December she did her 1st mock GCSE and achieved 54% because of Simon, we are delighted with the quick progress and confidence he has instilled in my daughter.
Simon is an excellent tutor. He is calm and supportive. His tuition is making a positive change for our daughter.
Simon is an amazing man. My daughter has come on very quickly with him. He is patient and kind and has a great unique way of teaching her French. Her previous tutor came for 6 months she did no do well with her. Simon is always on time . Mia looks forward to seeing him.