Simon Jones

Philosophy, Politics and Economics Graduate from Durham University.
Borlase Alumnus.
Ben’s Tutors Co-founder.

About Me

Hello! My name’s Simon, co-founder of Ben’s Tutors. I recently graduated Durham University having studied there for three years. In that time I organised my college Freshers’ week and was Head of Sponsorship for the nation’s top solar car team! I have had a busy year since graduation. In the summer I worked in Russia at an English-speaking school. Upon arriving home, I worked in Westminster until Christmas. After that, I coached Rowing at Oxford University. More recently I travelled to Russia for a month staying in Moscow and the surrounding region. Quite an eclectic mix of experiences but in that time, I haven’t forgotten how to write a good essay! I am eager to share some tips and tricks that got me through school and beyond.

I have spent a lot of time working with students of different ages. This work has been sport and extra-curricular as well as academics. I am comfortable with all subjects and I look forward to sharing my love of learning and helping students achieve the very best they are capable of.

Academic Qualifications

BA Politics, Philosophy and Economics
Durham University (2016-2019)
Grade: 2:1

A-Levels
Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School (2014-2016)
Maths A*, Politics A, History A

GCSEs
Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School (2009-2014)
A*s: Maths, Physics, Religious Studies
As: Chemistry, Biology, English Language, English Literature, Geography, History

Tutoring/Mentoring Experience

Teacher and Activities Manager
St George’s English School: Moscow, Russia (2019)
I was responsible for planning and implementing summer curriculum for the school focused on improving the children’s english.

Secondary School Mentor
Hatfield College (2016-2017)
Mentored two year 10 girls in their GCSEs. I helped them find the A Levels they enjoyed and think of University as an option.

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