I tutor mathematics, statistics and mechanics. I have experience of working with KS3 pupils right through to students studying for A-levels, including Common Entrance, GCSE, IGCSE, Additional Maths, AS level, A-Level, Further Maths, Pre-U, IB, AEA, STEP. I have also worked with trainee teachers and adult learners who are taking the QTS Skills Tests (numeracy), BMAT, UKCAT, Equivalency Tests and Access courses. I cover all GCSE and A-level syllabi and I can help with the Decision, Statistics and Mechanics components of the new A-level.
I have been tutoring since January 2008 and have worked with over 500 students in that time. The majority of these students have been GCSE, AS and A-Level students. I have taught several students online in that time too. I have worked in Henley School, Henley in Arden and Campion School, Leamington Spa as both an unqualified maths teacher and a one-to-one tutor. In addition, I have worked as an examiner, marking A-level scripts for one of the major exam boards, so I really do know what the examiners are looking for!
I have been very successful in my work as a tutor. I have helped many students to obtain the grade that they want and need for FE/HE in addition to boosting their confidence with the subject. I am very patient and understanding when working with students who need more explanation.
A maths degree from the University of Warwick (Math (Hons) 2:1) focussing on Pure and Mechanics . I also taught myself the statistics required for GCSE and A-level courses.
These testimonials have all been written by the student or their parent, with only minor editing to hide identities. If you would like to leave a review independently please follow the link below: Simon very quickly developed an excellent rapport with our daughter, who was taking Maths A Level after doing very well at GCSE. She found the required leap to A Level very challenging and had extra help at school. However, I am convinced it was her weekly session with Simon that got her over the line & in fact achieve an A, (much to everyone's amazement). Marie R, Stratford. Simon is a very professional and reliable tutor who creates a positive learning environment. Simon developed my confidence in my maths skills and put forth so much effort to ensure I understood it. Simon's excellent teaching strategy allowed me to successfully pass the numeracy skills test. I would highly recommend Simon. HM, adult learner. Simon is a brilliant tutor who helped me with my A level maths.. He explains everything in a manner where it all becomes clear. Nothing is too much trouble. I recommend that you go through every maths topic with him as he won't miss anything out and he will fully prepare you for the exam. He turned up on time every week and gave me the confidence to take my AS level grade D to an overall A level grade B. I would highly recommend Simon Williams for maths tutoring. BW, A-Level (AQA) Simon has worked really well with Ben on his GCSE Maths. He built an instant rapport with him and developed his confidence and self belief in his maths skills. Ben has looked forward to his weekly sessions and he is happy to ask Simon to clarify problems or ask a question as he no longer feels stupid asking them. His school report comment said it all “He has put himself in a position where a grade B could be possible which did not seem the case a few months earlier”. I would not hesitate to recommend Simon as a tutor on every level and wish we had used him earlier and I would happily use Simon again. PK, GCSE(AQA). Mr Williams, Thank you so much for all the time you have spent teaching me maths. AW, A-Level(OCR) Simon managed to fit me for a session of intensive tutoring only two days ahead of my Equivalency test and only four days in advance of the start of my PGCE course - which was of course dependent on a pass in GCSE Maths. Simon didn’t just remove the fear instilled by my failures of many years ago; he also calmly and effectively brought me up to a level which secured a very comfortable pass. Thoroughly recommended. Alex, 44. Simon is a very good tutor and his help has made me confident I can gain the A that I need at A level maths. If I cannot understand something he will explain it in a different way. There has been no topic he has failed to explain well. - HG, A-Level (C3, C4, FP2, FP3 - Edexcel) Craig has found the maths support you provide very useful. He says the way you explain how to tackle new problems is normally clear. Access to your private sessions has given him more confidence and an opportunity to follow up areas he has found more challenging. - CS, A-Level (C3,C4,S1 - OCR) Andrew found his sessions really helpful and he understood things which had previously puzzled him. Would certainly use Simon again. - AW, GCSE (AQA) Simon is a very professional and reliable tutor. Our daughter seems to be responding very well to his teaching and we are very pleased with her progress. I would highly recommend Simon. - IK, AS Level (C2, S1 - AQA) Simon has already made a great contribution and has helped James from the very first lesson. James looks forward to his lessons and is no longer daunted by the prospect of his A level. Thanks - JL, AS Level (C1, C2, S1 - Edexcel) Simon is both professional and personable and is tailoring the sessions according to specific problems that Charlotte is having with maths at school. After only 2 sessions, Charlotte is already feeling more confident, and feels able to ask questions without feeling 'stupid' (her comment). Excellent! I have no hesitation in recommending Simon for maths tuition. - CD, GCSE(AQA)
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Master of Mathematics, University of Warwick (2:1 MMath Hons awarded in 2000).
Master of Research, Cranfield University (MRes in Innovative Manufacturing, 2004).
A-Levels in Mathematics (A), Physics (A), French (A) (all in 1996)