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I hold a PhD from Imperial College London, and have 10 years experience working for a reputable engineering consultancy, designing and analysing engineering systems, components and structures. I have been tutoring since 2010.

My academic and professional experience enable me to provide a solid understanding of subject material from first principles, and to inspire the student by giving practical applications of what is taught. I tutor to engineering students from various engineering disciplines including mechanical, civil & structural, and aerospace. Please see below references from students I have tutored:

Subject areas in which I tutor:

I have extensive experience providing tuition in engineering at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Please see below for the subjects I cover.

Services I provide include:

(1) Help in understanding course subjects.
(2) Advice on non-technical skills such as writing reports and dissertations, giving presentations, study skills, project management
(3) Advice on how to carry out research, eg: performing a literature review, selecting a topic for research, planning and conducting experimental work, writing up research
(4) Proof-reading dissertations
(5) Mentoring and career advice
(6) General engineering advice

Method of tuition:

(1) Face-to-face tuition in the London & Surrey regions.
(2) Online tuition

For online tuition, I use a web-based whiteboard called Scribblar (please type Scribblar in google videos) which allows both tutor and student to talk and write simultaneously on the same board. All the pages (boards) in Scribblar are saved online so they can be referred to later and since it is web-based the tuition can be done at any time and any place since all the boards are saved on the web. PDF/Microsoft documents and images can be inserted and annotated in Scribblar.

Tutoring Experience

I have been tutoring to engineering students since 2010 in the following subjects:

  • Engineering mathematics

Mechanical Engineering:
- Statics and Rigid body dynamics
- Mechanical vibrations
- Solid Mechanics
- Engineering materials
- Fatigue and Fracture mechanics
- Thermodynamics and Heat transfer
- Fluid mechanics and Fluid dynamics
- Finite Element Analysis - modelling and theory
- Control Systems

Civil Engineering:

  • Structural analysis (statically determinate and indeterminate structures)
  • Design of steel and concrete structures to Eurocode.
  • Structural dynamics
  • Soil mechanics and Geotechnics.
  • Hydraulics (closed and open channel flow)

Electrical Engineering:
- Control Systems
- Electric circuits

Feedback from students:

Dr Simon is a dedicated and honest tutor who prepares for the sessions to ensure they are productive. He has an excellent understanding of the topics from first principles and is able to teach them in a manner that is easy for the student. I am grateful for his support! (Mohamad)

A very clear and effective tutor, he has given me good support in revising Mechanics of Materials for my final year BEng retake. He does not extend the time unnecessarily and is reliable and prompt. He is someone who can explain the topics and show you how to deal with questions, he has also set me some questions to do at home. I would not hesitate to recommend him for face to face tutoring in engineering at undergraduate level. (Ann)

I am very grateful for the support that I’m receiving from Simon, he has a very clear cut way of explaining complex topics such as Strength of Components for my MSc course. He has considerable knowledge around Fracture Mechanics, Fatigue and Yielding and always prepares for every session to ensure you get maximum benefit of his time. He is excellent in his assessment of your present knowledge and your rate of progression to enable maximum understanding of the subject. (Luke)

Simon has tutored my son on line, in various undergraduate civil engineering modules, for the past three years. He has been most accommodating in terms of scheduling suitable tutoring times and in understanding the particular requirements needed to be covered during the sessions. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to others requiring similar tuition. (

Dr. Simon has helped me greatly throughout my first and second year of Engineering at University. The lessons were held online which was really useful because no travelling was involved. Dr Simon always starts from first principles when explaining the solution to a problem which has really helped me to understand the fundamental concepts rather than memorise answers to questions. Furthermore he provides many real life examples which demonstrate how the topics we study are applied in the real world. I would highly recommend Dr Simon to anyone looking for an engineering tutor! (Sneha)

Dr Simon is an excellent tutor, affable and easy to get on with. His command of the subjects covered is comprehensive and he is more than capable of explaining from first principles. He was instrumental in passing my 2nd year Mechanical Engineering Modelling and Analysis exams, aiding me with advanced mathematics especially Vector calculus. (George)

Prepared for my year one Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics exams under Dr Simon and couldn't have asked for better support, after thoroughly going through all of the concepts required, ensuring I thoroughly understood them, we throughly analysed past papers, developing my exam technique very effectively. (Amarjot)
10/10 tutor!

I have been tutored by Simon throughout the three years of my Mechanical engineering degree, in the third year covering finite element analysis, Engineering mathematics, fluid dynamics, thermodynamics and control systems.. Simon prepares thoroughly for each session by covering the required knowledge and topics beforehand. I would highly recommend Simon for mechanical engineering tuition. (Balraj)

Simon has been an extremely helpful tutor. I am currently an architecture student who struggles immensely with various Civil Engineering modules within my degree. With Simons guidance, he has helped to teach me alternative ways to solve complex questions and has walked me through most of my syllabus. (Gabrielle)

In my third year of civil engineering degree, Simon taught me structural mechanics and foundation engineering. He explains the subject really well and made sure that I understand the concepts and made it very easy for me to solve many questions that I had found very hard and complicated . He also has a good plan of what we will be studying in the lesson so no time will be wasted . I felt very confident with the knowledge I got even though he taught me over a very short period of time. I got a 1:1 in both modules. I would totally recommend Simon. (Fatma)

Tutoring Approach

I ensure that the student has a firm grasp of the concepts taught, and is able apply the concepts confidently in answering exam questions.

LanguagesEnglish (British)
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File


Imperial College London2010DoctoratePhD

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