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Simon C.

£36 - £38 /hr

Modern Languages and Cultures (Bachelors) - Durham University

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About me

Hi, I'm Simon and I graduated with First Class Honours from Durham University in July 2019, including a distinction in both spoken Spanish and French. In my third year I lived in Spain and France for 6 months in each, an amazing experience in which I was exposed to, and learnt a huge amount about, the culture of both countries while simultaneously perfecting my ability in each language.


I am a native Spanish speaker and have family in Valencia, while I have been learnin...

Hi, I'm Simon and I graduated with First Class Honours from Durham University in July 2019, including a distinction in both spoken Spanish and French. In my third year I lived in Spain and France for 6 months in each, an amazing experience in which I was exposed to, and learnt a huge amount about, the culture of both countries while simultaneously perfecting my ability in each language.


I am a native Spanish speaker and have family in Valencia, while I have been learning and speaking French since the age of 9!


I like to put an emphasis on speaking as much as possible in the foreign language during lessons so that you are more exposed to hearing how it sounds, while also allowing you to guide the areas which you feel you need to work on the most from your lessons at school.


Outside of academia, I am a tennis player and coach and have worked in many countries around the world including the following: Canary Islands, Sardinia, Strasbourg, Madrid, Rhodes, Australia.

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About my sessions

I like to focus on speaking as much Spanish and French as possible in tutorials; this is key to develop the necessary skills for the Speaking and Listening aspects of both GCSE and A Level exams. I also enjoy the reading and writing side of both languages and have constructed many useful revision sheets and notes to help with grammar, key words and phrases, and accents. I gained experience teaching GCSE Spanish while at school and have gone on to teach many language sessions in the last 3 and...

I like to focus on speaking as much Spanish and French as possible in tutorials; this is key to develop the necessary skills for the Speaking and Listening aspects of both GCSE and A Level exams. I also enjoy the reading and writing side of both languages and have constructed many useful revision sheets and notes to help with grammar, key words and phrases, and accents. I gained experience teaching GCSE Spanish while at school and have gone on to teach many language sessions in the last 3 and a half years that I've been working on the site!

Having helped a large of number of fellow students with statements and job applications, I certainly know how stressful writing a good Personal Statement can be. The key to writing a successful Personal Statement is to focus on what experiences have inspired you to take that subject at degree level, and why you specifically would be an ideal candidate for that university. I aim to help you structure a Personal Statement that is going to give you the best possible chance of getting into your first-choice university.

I am very happy to answer any questions you have about me and what I can offer in a tutoring session. You can get in touch with me by booking a free ‘meet the tutor session’, in which we can discuss what you would like to focus on and also answer any questions you might have. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Ratings & reviews

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Wendy Parent from Chislehurst

24 Feb '19

Simon is brilliant, so encouraging and really stretches me.

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Jill Parent from Stoke-on-Trent

24 Aug '17

Simon worked with my daughter towards her Soanish gcse this year , in just four months they achieved an A. I want to emphasise the "they" because he really did support her and put in the effort. Thank you Simon :-) I have one happy daughter today.

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Victoria Student

24 Feb '19

Such a great help, so glad I've found a way to support my learning.

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Sarah Parent from hull

6 Nov '16

Simon was great, very confident, kind and knowledgeable about the subject. However, I do find the online tutoring strange due to time delay but overtime I'm sure I will get use to it. Looking forward to my next lesson. Vanessa

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Qualifications

SubjectQualificationGrade
SpanishA-levelA*
FrenchA-levelA
RSA-levelA*
HistoryA-levelA*

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Subjects offered

SubjectQualificationPrice
FrenchA Level£38 /hr
SpanishA Level£38 /hr
FrenchGCSE£38 /hr
SpanishGCSE£38 /hr
MLAT (Modern Languages)University£38 /hr
SpanishUniversity£38 /hr
Personal StatementsMentoring£38 /hr
French13 Plus£36 /hr
Spanish13 Plus£36 /hr
FrenchKS3£38 /hr
SpanishKS3£38 /hr

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