Simon founded Melbourne English in 2012 where he taught IELTS courses and tutorials to a vast range of international students, many of whom went on to excel with 8's and 9's in the IELTS exam. He is the author of the popular 'Melbourne English Writing Process' e-Book IELTS Study Guide, on which this course is based. Simon has tutored IELTS online and has taught at the LVC School of English in London. He qualified with a Bachelor of Arts in English and Social & Political Science in 1999 and a Higher Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language in 2000 at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has taught English and IELTS in Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom.