Currently taking on new students for the academic year beginning September 2019.
I am a B.Sc./Ph.D. qualified Mathematician with many years tutoring experience from primary through to GCSE, A-level and adult students.
I am DBS-checked and provide home tuition in Exmouth and the surrounding areas and charge an hourly rate of £25 upto GCSE and £30 per hour for A-level and adult students. I also provide online tuition at £30 per hour.
I pride myself on my friendly and easy-going manner, my ability to quickly establish a rapport and a good working relationship with families and students and have excellent results with my students.
Please see below for some recent feedback and reviews from parents and students.
Some recent feedback,
"I would highly recommend Simon. My son has just got a grade 8 in GCSE and a grade A in further maths. Simon has a very unique way of teaching. He really understands the way the pupil thinks and learns and directs tuition accordingly. If in doubt re tuition please give Simon a try. I can assure you it’ll all work out well" (GCSE student - August 2019)
"Would highly recommend Simon as a Maths tutor. He gave my daughter a series of booster sessions leading up to her GCSE and she achieved her 5. Thank you!" (GCSE student - August 2019)
"My daughter has just had her GCSE retake results. She originally had a 3 but 4 marks off a 4 , with simons help she’s just received a 5 . He looks at the need of your child and works around what they need help with . He gave her confidence and the belief that she would pass this time. Thank you Simon for your help" (GCSE student - August 2019)
"My daughter had just gone into year 11 when we started lessons with Simon. She had always found maths hard and with GCSE's approaching, she really needed some help. Simon was always punctual, very patient and has a calm temperament. With his help and guidance my daughter went from a level 3 in September , to achieving a strong grade 5 in her GCSE exam. I would highly recommend him as a tutor." (GCSE student - August 2019)
"Simon is really calm and knows his subject very well. The extra time to go through topics outside of school has really helped our daughter (year 8) keep up with Maths. I would definitely recommend him." (Year 8 student - summer 2019)
"Since starting tuition with Simon our son has a greater understanding and confidence with maths. He has improved his grades dramatically and feels much more confident with his approaching GCSE next year. Simons personable and knowledgeable approach puts the student at ease and helps learning, much is achieved in a one hour lesson. We will continue with the tuition up until GCSEs and possibly beyond as with the new found maths understanding and confidence our son may continue to A level :) - I would highly recommend" (Year 10 student - summer 2019)
"Absolutely fantastic tutor, highly recommend, firm but fair. He has increased our sons motivation for learning and his confidence in his ability to achieve his Maths GCSE" (Year 10 student - summer 2019)
"Simon has tutored my year 9 daughter and massively improved her confidence and results. Would highly recommend him" (Year 9 student - summer 2019)
"Simon has been very good in helping my daughter through a difficult period when she was out of school for health reasons. He was very intuitive picking up where she needed to start and she has very much enjoyed the sessions, wanting to carry on even when back in school to gain confidence. He is always punctual and a good communicator. I would fully recommend Simon for GCSE tuition" (GCSE student - summer 2019)
"Simon helped my 13 year old son with his maths and was a great teacher. Thoroughly recommend him. Thank you" (Year 8 student - summer 2019)
"Fantastic tutor ! My son is in his first year of high school and within months of seeing Simon was moved to the highest set in his maths set ! Highly recommend" (Year 7 student - summer 2019)
"Simon has tutored my daughter for most of year 9. During that time her confidence has rocketed & her test results have been fantastic. His ability to convey the information in an easy to understand way is great.Highly recommend him" (Year 9 student - summer 2019)
"Extremely delighted with Simon’s tuition. His patience and diligence are without a doubt first class. He targeted the areas my son had problems with and coached him through. He has proven himself to be punctual and reliable and an excellent communicator. If you are looking for a maths tutor do not hesitate to contact Simon." (GCSE student - August 2018)
"Simon is a excellent tutor I can not recommend him enough. He helped my son for his Maths GCSE. He listens and understands. My son gained more confidence. He is very professional and commitment. He's such a really nice person and my son instantly liked him which is a key factor with tutoring. Thanks very much." (GCSE student - August 2018)
"We contacted Simon to help with our sons higher maths. It wan't his strongest subject but a very important one all the same. He was predicted a 5 on his GCSE and has just achieved a 7 (A grade in old money!) He did knuckle down and with the help of Simon he surpassed his realistic expectation of maybe a 6. Simon has a great approachable teaching style and certainly brought out the best in our son. We highly recommend him to anyone looking for an outstanding tutor." (GCSE student - August 2018)
"My 16 year old daughter has just passed her GCSE in Maths and it’s all down to Simon. Maths has always been her weakest subject so we decided to find her a tutor just to give her a helping hand, it’s the best money we’ve ever spent. Simon gave her confidence and self belief and above all he made Maths fun. He was always punctual, friendly and professional. I would highly recommend him 5 star" (GCSE student - August 2018)
"Simon helped my son enormously in the build up to Maths GCSE. With Simon’s assistance he moved from a grade C (equivalent) in the mock exams, to a grade A in the actual exam." (GCSE student - August 2018)
"Booked Simon to tutor my daughter through her GCSE maths which she was struggling with. Simon was great and made sure my daughter understood everything and was encouraged throughout. As a result of his careful tutoring my daughter obtain a grade 5 today in her GCSE maths which is fantastic. I would have no hesitation in recommending Simon to anyone. Thank you Simon for all your help." (GCSE student - August 2018)
"Simon is absolutely fantastic Maths tutor, he has helped my daughter who had lost confidence in her ability with maths but she has just gained a grade 6 in GCSE results. Great job Simon" (GCSE student - August 2018)
“My Y6 daughter has increased in confidence with Maths enormously from the lessons that she had with Simon. The pace and content of Simon's lessons allowed her to consolidate and build on her existing math knowledge whilst enjoying herself. She was even heard to exclaim 'Maths is fun!' a few times, a phrase which she had never uttered before. I would not hesitate to recommend Simon and would happily call on his services again.“ (Year 6 SATs student)
“Simon's home tuition has helped my 11 year old daughter immensely. From being in a bottom maths group through lack of confidence and just complete blind panic when the subject was raised she has just completed her SATS with a level 5 result and whilst she's never going to love maths SImon has shown her and given her the confidence to know she can do it! He's patient,thoroughly supportive,pointing out only the positives. I am in no doubt that she would not have achieved this level without him! Highly highly recommended!“ (Year 6 SATs student)
“Simon is an incredibly helpful, nice and down to earth guy who has been a big help to me over the past year. He helped me get through fast-tracking A-Level Further Maths and thanks to him I ended up getting an A. Thanks a lot Simon!“ (A-level student)
“Our son was a failing A level maths student and really wanted to succeed. Simon taught him and today he got an A star and his first choice University to study Maths and Physics. Thank you so much Simon“ (A-level student)
I have around 10 years experience of private tuition and working in Maths departments. I have tutored across a wide age and ability range from primary through to GCSE, A-Level, adult students and undergraduates.
I pride myself on my friendly and easy-going manner and my ability to quickly establish a rapport and a good working relationship with families and students. I believe success in tuition is achieved by keeping students engaged and by having a range of methods and strategies available for each topic such that the student can find for themselves the most suitable method for them.
|Availability||Weekends, Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|University of Bristol||1992||Bachelors||Hons. Maths. First Class|
|University of Lancaster||1998||Masters||Digital Comms.|
|University of Lancaster||2002||Doctorate||Digital Comms.|
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