I first became passionate about writing in Year 8 when I began to see my writing improve from using basic connectives. Suddenly, I felt in control of my words and it became easier to interpret different view points and analyse varying interpretations. This gave me confidence in a lot of subjects as I started my GCSEs. More specifically, I began to hone in on History in sixth form after I was told that it would give great career prospects for teaching, politics and journalism. The Prime Minister at the time Gordon Brown studied History after all! I loved looking at hour different actions from the past affect today and the debates which would emerge.
Students inspire me to tutor. In tutoring I’ve found the opportunity to make a difference in students’ lives by helping them reach their academic goals and with it realising their own and unique potential, which is something that they don’t always feel encouraged to do at school. Helping students find their path to succeed at school is one of the most rewarding and engaging experiences I could ask for.
I inspire my students by cultivating the desire to learn in students is the first -and most important- step to progress academically. That’s why I always try to provide my students with a safe learning environment that allows them to get truly involved, with the learning process. I do this by delivering exciting and engaging lessons, adapting methods and material to their needs.
Overseas Tutoring placements - including homeschooling a year 10 in Ibiza
Six and a half years private tutoring experience
A member of the charity Bright Futures UK - mentoring and tutoring GCSE students with disabilities.
Assisted with various dissertations at different levels
A member of the King’s College London University Ambassadors scheme: helping first year undergraduates
First-hand experience in the class room as a teaching assistant for two years
A member of the Cedars Upper School Ear4u2 programme to help students who felt they needed someone to talk to
"Simon has single-handedly transformed my grades after tutoring me in Ibiza after I was expelled. Having been predicted fails I received 11 GCSES (all 5s and above). Thank you Simon" (Fahed Ghazzawi aged 16 - contact number available on request)
10A*- C GCSEs: including 2A*s and 6As
Top graded A-levels: History (A), English (A), Religious Studies (A), General Studies (A) and AS Geography (A).
BA History: 2:1 from King’s College London.