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 via Skype 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.
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.
Some recent feedback and reviews from parents and students,
"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 helped our daughter who was failing her maths and was on course to get a C. Since getting him on board, her confidence came back and the results today proved it - a solid A which means she gets onto her first choice at college. Cannot thank Simon enough and chances are we'll be back for the next round“ (GCSE student)
“Simon was patient with my daughter, built her confidence and brought her GCSE targets grades up massively!“ (GCSE 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)
“Thank you for all your help this year with maths for our daughter her confidence has grown massively in the subject and has now moved up a set all thanks to you making it fun and making learning the subject more enjoyable really grateful ... wish you lots more success” (Year 8 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 was a first-class tutor who provided excellent and structured tutoring for what was a very niche and unique project. I would recommend highly to any graduate who needs help getting over the line in online application maths tests. Thank you Simon!“ (University student)
“Just want to say a big thankyou Simon for all the help you have given Jake over the past year. He has always been well below average in his maths but this year he got a 4B in his SATS which he is so happy with as being bang on average. You have really helped him understand things better and he always looks forward to your lessons. Jake has always struggled with his school work and I think this will give him a big boost. Thankyou again and will always recommend you to people.” (Year 6 SATs student)
“Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you for all you have done for Phoenix with her Maths. A level 5 is fantastic and that's down to you for teaching Phoenix and Phoenix for listening ... great teamwork” (Year 6 SATs student)
|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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