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Simon (Tutor in Welwyn Garden City)

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
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Member Since: 12/01/2016
Last Login: 1 day ago
Response Rate: 90%
Expected Response: < 3 hours

My Qualifications

Royal Holloway, University of Londo...
n/a  (2016)
University of Cambridge
Pass  (2007)
University of St Andrews
Creative Writing (poetry)
Distinction  (2007)
University of Leeds
English Literature
1st  (2004)

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A current PhD student (Royal Holloway) based in Welwyn Garden City and London, researching English literature. I have a First Class Honours in English language and literature from the University of Leeds, an MPhil in renaissance literature from the University of Cambridge, and an MLitt (distinction) in creative writing from St. Andrews University. I have experience as an examiner for GCSE English so know first hand the English education system, how it is graded and what examiners are looking for. As a CELTA-qualified EFL teacher, I have 11 years of experience teaching English language at schools, universities and in private tutorials. 10 years experience planning and delivering specialised one-to-one tutorials for students of different backgrounds, in English literature and creative writing, from year 9 to university level. Versatile, highly-motivated and patient, tailoring lessons to the needs of the students, whatever level they are aiming for, and however they would like to improve. Hard-working and approachable, enjoying a lively classroom, with a good mixture of fun, laughter, and serious learning, where the aims of objectives of professionals are achieved.

Aims and objectives: through a Socratic method of elicitation, prompts and question, and with careful forward planning, to meet the specific needs of the student, whatever their syllabus and goal to enable them to achieve their full potential.

Availability: Monday - Friday, day or night: flexible.

Willing to travel: 15 miles

Personalised tuition, Key Stage 1-4, GCSE, A-Level, undergraduate, postgraduate.
Enabling students to fully realise their potential, with students often reaching A-grades after my tuition.
Training in 1-to-1 supervision at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge.

Oxford University, Continuing Education Department
Teaching the course `Writing Poetry`

Mary Ward Centre
Writing, delivering, and marking an 8-week course in creative writing for adult learners of a variety of backgrounds.

UCL Careers, University College London, 2015
1-to-1 advice on writing applications and CVs
Advised undergraduate and postgraduate members of UCL on how to maximise their employability.

Marcus Evans Linguarama, 2014-2015
English language tuition to business professionals
English for presentations, meetings, socialising, negotiations.

EFL teacher
OISE, London October 2013 - February 2014
English classes at every level, from elementary to advanced, tailoring one-to-one classes to the individual business student. IELTS, GMAT, general English.

EFL teacher
Kaplan International College, London Summer, 2013
Taught classes in Advanced English, and in Business English, providing classes for international students aged 17 and up planned and delivered classes that met clear aims and objectives.

University of Hertfordshire 2008-2013
Facilitated seminars and lectures on essay writing, public speaking and professional presentations wrote course materials administered exams assisted with training new visiting lecturers ‘Most Popular Lecturer’ (2009-2010).

Open University, London 2008-2010
Provided personalized tuition and writing workshops for Advanced Creative Writing assignment marking and rigorous critical feedback for poetry, fiction, drama, life writing, and film participated in career development seminars.

East London School of English 2007/2008
Lead EFL classes at beginner, intermediate and advanced level.

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Feedback For Simon (3)

We have a total of 3 review(s) for Simon.

Estera (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Simon is a wonderful tutor; he helped my daughter with her gcse and now with A level at english. He is friendly, knowledgeable, punctual and patient. My daughter enjoys her lessons with him, she excelled in the subject and looks forward to learn more. I absolutely recommend Simon; it is worth having him as a tutor. He is great! You will not waste your money.

Tutors Response :

Dear Estera, thank you so much for this feedback! It has been a pleasure to teach your daughter for her GCSEs in English literature and English language. She fully deserved her high marks! I am delighted to tutor her now for A-level English literature. All the best, Simon

Gao (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Mr. Simon is a very good teacher. He is enthusiastic, sincere, have a wide range of knowledge. He helped me adapt quickly to life in London by teaching diligently. He has helped us to do many things besides study and he is kind without any pay, our family are grateful to Mr. Simon. Now, he is the teacher of our family, because we all like him.

Lisa (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Really enjoying a top class tutor.Truely inspirational.

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