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Aston University, Birmingham
International Business and French
Information about Simon
Having graduated from Aston University in 1995 with a "2:1" in International Business & French, including 1 year spent at EDHEC Business School in Nice (studying and sitting exams alongside native pupils) I have spent the last 22 years working in the commercial world. Having completed a Graduate Management Training programme I`ve spent the majority of that time working in various sales roles, including the last 7 years in Sales Management.
I had an opportunity to walk away from my last employer in a way that was very amicable for both parties. Rather than going back into the commercial world I am now looking to give something back. Having given initial serious thought to teaching, the greater flexibility offered by private tutoring suits me perfectly, and is where I believe I can add the most "learning value".
Away from work, I am a big sports fan (especially football, both watching and playing) and also love travelling and keeping up-to-date with news, current affairs and the business world.
Availability: I have good availability across weekdays and weekends, both day-time and evenings.
Willing to travel: 10 miles
Experience: Although relatively new to the world of academic tutoring I have a wealth of experience (and success) of 121 coaching in the commercial world. I have a real passion for helping people to learn new skills, improve existing skills, and to increase their knowledge base.
My coaching style has always been very supportive, with the emphasis on helping the student to find the right answer rather than a more telling style. I always get a real feeling of joy and pride in seeing my students achieve their academic goals!
I am currently working for a former Manager of mine (in the commercial world) who now runs an established and successful private tutoring business. He is based on the outskirts of Liverpool but is keen for me to find new clients in Wirral (where I live) and I am currently helping my first students to prepare for their 11+ exams (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning) for Blue Coat School in Liverpool.
Although all my tutoring to date has been Face to Face, I have used programmes such as Skype in the commercial world, and would be more than happy to carry out remote tutoring sessions where this is the client / student`s preference.