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Hi – I’ve been involved in maths and English for quite some time, initially qualifying as an Engineering Officer in the Merchant Navy. It was a great experience and I was lucky to get the opportunity to see different cultures around the world – from New Zealand to the Middle East.

However, during the past few years, I have enjoyed running after school study centres.

Although I’m always interested in “practical maths” and have developed a number of projects to encourage students including 3minutemaths, and my YouTube channel (over 80,000 subscribers!). The latest project has been to create online courses and I’m delighted that over 300 students have enrolled with some great reviews.

Tutoring Experience:

Fully qualified maths and English tutor with considerable experience in supporting a wide range of students:

– Year 6 achieving level 6

– Year 7/8 intervention

– Year 9 KS3 check

– Year 11 borderline C/D including Foundation, Higher and iGCSE papers to A*

– Familiarity with Edexcel, AQA, OCR and Educas exam boards

I enjoy working with students of all ages / abilities and have recently been engaged by a local primary school to work with Year 6 pupils. One of the students I worked closely with has now been offered a 95% bursary to attend The Grammar School at Leeds. There has been good opportunities to work with a wide range of students including career change adults, school refusers, special needs, medical and people who’d just like to find out more.

Tutoring Approach:

I aim to build confidence, develop independent learning ability and exceed expectations. Students progress a step at a time, moving on only after they have understood a topic. From exam technique, homework, one to one, school entrance exam to specialised subject … help is always available.


“We are very happy with the work that Simon is doing for one of our pupils.
He is very engaging and has quickly developed a very positive relationship.
His work is always well planned and very quickly we are seeing the impact of Simon’s work.
I would highly recommend Simon to school’s and parent’s with bright children who they want to support.” Martin – Headteacher (Secondary Entrance Exams)

“Simon has an excellent rapport with our 15 year old son who thinks he knows more than all his teachers at his school. Simon is empathetic and polite and always punctual. He has a good sense of humour and we often hear him and our son laughing which is unusual for a grumpy teenager. He seems to have a good understanding in the subjects he tutors and puts his message across succinctly with great patience. I have no hesitation in recommending him.” David – Dad

“Very personable, will be using” Kevin – Dad

“We are finding Simon excellent! My son is enthusiastic towards his Maths again, and is really working hard with his English. There’s enough work to keep him on his toes, but not too much to leave him without a life. He provides useful titbits that make the lessons fun, engaging the child in his area of interest and using that interest as a tool or illustration for the learning process. I will not hesitate to recommend him.” Uzoechi – Mum

“After just three lessons with Simon my daughters now talk confidently about maths and tackle their homework with pleasure. Simon’s initial assessment of them proved invaluable in that he was able to quickly highlight any gaps and these are now being addressed. Simon has also given us advice on how we can further imbed their learning. Simon is reliable, professional and polite… my daughters really enjoy being taught by him, and it’s lovely to hear them so engaged in what they’re doing. Worth every penny!” Diane – Mum

Leeds Maths and English Tutoring is mainly based North Leeds including Bramhope, Cookridge, West Park, Horsforth, Alwoodley, Moortown, Roundhay, LS6, LS16, LS17, LS18 areas. Although we can support students online, everywhere and anytime!

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3minutemaths posts are light hearted, fairly punchy, occasionally funny, encouraging reads. Probably in the educational space. Sometimes not.