Simon (Tutor in Essex)
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and B...
Text and Performance
Univeristy of Essex
Birkbeck, University of London
BA Honours English Literature and T...
1st Class (2014)
Information about Simon
Specialist English teacher and GCSE examiner. I am a friendly and motivaltional tutor able to get the best out of your child. I will provide continuous feedback on the academic progress of your child. Sessions aim to support classroom learning in preparation for all exams.
Availability: Please contact me for information
Willing to travel: 3 miles
Experience: I am a qualified and experienced, specialist English teacher and GCSE examiner, who can teach all age groups. I hold a Masters Degree In Text and Performance form the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Birkbeck University, a 1st Class (hons) degree in English literature and theatre studies and a PGCE. I also carry along with me a wealth of experience including publishing, media, business and theatre.
My expertise in English allows me to help all students understand even the most complex facets of English. My passion for language and literature will be contagious as I teach students to master English at every level. I have studied most literary movements commencing with Geoffrey Chaucer, through to modern 21st century texts, with a specialism in Shakespearian and Jacobean Plays.
In addition to english tuition I also offer tuition in theatre studies, drama, performing arts and acting. I studied at one of the top conservatoire drama schools in London when I was 18 and am a graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Birkbeck University.
Aside from education I have also worked for companies such as the BBC Worldwide, Daily Mail Group and Emap.
Feedback For Simon (6)
We only had a short space of time before my sons exams and Simon put him totally at ease and has boosted his confidence tremendously. He was very accommodating and flexible and gave him lots of pointers to get the maximum points. We are very positive for a good outcome in August!
Simon is a fantastic tutor! Extremely reliable and knowledgeable- patient and calm. He was a real find and I can`t recommend him highly enough .
Simon is an excellent tutor and has helped my son enormously! He is very professional but also very friendly and my son really enjoyed the lessons with him. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Simon for any tutoring. Thank you!
Good teacher with sound knowledge. My son enjoys his teaching well.
I feel we`ve won the lottery with finding Simon for my teenage son! Simon has such a great, lovely, and genuinely caring attitude and approach,to his tutoring with my son. Maybe due to his experience, knowledge and expertise in his subject, and ability to communicate/ teach/ guide/ ask carefully crafted questions, and targeted feedback and encouragement, - he is really professional but ALSO, alongside this, has a very comfortable and relaxed manner too. Simon has only been tutoring my son for a few weeks, but my son has already progressed far more than I could have hoped. (I guess that Simon would tutor any age group, or person, or ability, as well as we have found him tutoring for us!)(I could imagine him being able to work with different types of people/ ability) Added bonus: My son thinks he`s great!
I don`t normally leave feedback for anything or anyone but feel Simon deserves the feedback.Simon has been tutoring my son for the past two months all in preparation for his GCSEs. Simon came in and quickly assessed my sons strengths and weaknesses. Within a week he had drawn up a programme which leads all the way up to his GCSEs in May. My son has never liked English but looks forward to seeing Simon every week. Simon showed my son exactly what the examiners are looking for in the answers and little things that would gain him extra marks. Simon is very patient and explains things well. Simon has given my son so much confidence he now has the belief that he can do well. If anyone is looking for an English tutor to improve their skills or confidence in English Simon is the person to do that for you. Just got my sons mock GCSE`s and he achieved a 5. He was 3 marks off a 6. His target grade is a 3.