English, English Literature, Reading Comprehension tutor in Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames

Simon O.

location_on Hounslow and Richmond upon Thames, England

£ 28 / hour

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Encouraging Oxford grad and English tutor

I am a patient, attentive and encouraging English tutor with a professional background in publishing and journalism, and over 400 hours of teaching experience. I always structure my lessons according to the agreed and understood academic needs and aims of the student, and I like to review the student's progress regularly to ensure the tutoring I am delivering is proving effective and rewarding for the student. I feel that is only fair. American literature - particularly the Beat Generation - and Shakespeare were what motivated me to study English in the first place. I have good experience as a volunteer teacher working with young people and people with mental health problems. In my spare time I enjoy walking, reading and cooking. I find teaching is a rewarding way to grow in my own knowledge of my subject while helping someone else to learn and achieve their goals!



Tutoring Experience

I have taught learners from across the academic spectrum, from Primary to KS3, GCSE to A-Level; and some adult learners. At Primary level, I either work with the student using their school textbook/s to reinforce what they are learning in school; or I devise a tailored learning plan that takes into account their weaknesses or particular learning objectives. At GCSE and A-Level, I am familiar with the main exam syllabuses (OCR, AQA, EdExcel etc.) and I have experience teaching Chaucer, Shakespeare, the novel (e.g. the Gothic Novel), modern drama, and poetry from across the history of English Literature. I also teach in line with the National Curriculum. I have helped students to achieve Grade A at GCSE.



(10 reviews)

Isratjahan U May 15, 2018


Very knowledgable person and dedication

Isratjahan U May 2, 2018


A lovely guy and keen to meet expectations and very well organised.

Isratjahan U Jul 5, 2018


Punctual and good with kids

Buki D Dec 12, 2018


Very supportive and good at what he does

Isratjahan U May 24, 2018


Simon is very punctual and professional. Works hard to meet individuals needs

Isratjahan U May 29, 2018


A tutor that is extremely professional and well equipped

Isratjahan U Jun 13, 2018


Works well with my children and is also very punctual

Isratjahan U Jun 27, 2018


Very good with kids of all ages

Funke A Dec 6, 2018


Jay M May 5, 2018


I had a great first session. I have a lot to learn and I am confident that Simon can help me to achieve my final goal.

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