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Simo's Bio & Reviews

Simo's Experience

  • Teaching since 1996
  • 30 years of industry expertise
  • Led 359 courses
  • Taught 1394 learners

Simo is our Adobe Photoshop expert extraordinaire! He started his career as a photographer, before working in post-production as a re-toucher.

He is also highly experienced in the use of Photoshop within graphic design and CGI based industries.

Learner Reviews For Simo



"Explaining this really well, also providing different ways of achieving the same result but might work better in different cases. Simo was amazing! He reminded me why I love photography again! Support was great will definitely continue to practice all the skills i've learnt over the two days!"
Boden
  • 20th October - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Great course size, knowledgeable teacher, real clear work flow and example. The best Photoshop course I've been to and I highly recommend it!"
Orbis UK
  • 18th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"I love the fact the groups are small. you can ask questions when you need it. You never get left behind. I feel like I have taken away so much info. Really love there is stuff to take away"
Channel 4
  • 18th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Simo was an amazing teacher, super friendly, approachable and knowledgeable - we covered much more than I thought we would. I'll highly recommend this course to my colleagues. Also the facilities were great and other facilities staff super friendly and helpful."
PwC UK
  • 18th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"I learned a lot. It was very useful to my current job"
Little Dot Studios
  • 6th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Everything! Great teacher, great location and great food! Really interesting and informative. Learnt so much and instructor was very helpful at answering any questions we had. Lunch was great and efficient. Really, really impressed and satisfied with everything from the moment I booked the course!"
Little Dot Studios
  • 6th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Lovely location and views. Simo was extremely adaptable, very knowledgable and the 2 days have been a joy and very informative. I've learnt a lot and it's been very practical skills that will help with my job."
4creative
  • 6th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Relevant examples that will be good in my day-to-day job, and always helpful to go back over things when I had issues"
MPL
  • 20th September - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Simo was absolutely amazing at explaining everything in detail. All examples were easy to follow, explanations were clear and the feedback on images were helpful. He seemed to have an answer for every problem that arose throughout the course and was very quick to help out with any issues."
Little Dot Studios
  • 20th September - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"I've been trained by Media Training over the last 15 years, each new firm I join I tell them about this firm, and this time too with Invesco."
Invesco Real Estate
  • 16th September - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Answering individual questions, going over a topic if anyone in the group was unsure, small groups so no one was left out"
Rawlingson Lane
  • 16th September - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"The course was really great, Simo was passionate, knowledgeable and taught at a such a wonderful pace. I enjoyed having time at the end of the course to practice and ask questions about my own interests."
XL Recordings
  • 16th September - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Very helpful, both during the course and in general"
Wk360
  • 13th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Simo was a fantastic teacher, very knowledgeable and approachable."
Firmdale Hotels
  • 13th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Superb pace- giving just the right amount of time to try things out before moving on. Got straight into the course- did not spend 30 minutes doing introductions etc. Just the right amount of new content added (and also recapping). Really superb and very enthusiastic to get going!"
Newton Prep School
  • 16th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Simo was a fantastic teacher and extremely knowledgable. I cannot recommend the course enough. I came into the course not even knowing how to open Photoshop, and I've left the course gaining so many skills. (I especially enjoyed editing the avocado on toast!!). Simo was calm, went at an extremely good pace and cared about each person in the room learning. Thank you!"
Newton Prep School
  • 16th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"I had a great time on my Photoshop course. I would highly recommend! The explanations were precise and clear and I had plenty of time to ask questions."
D.P.G
  • 16th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Our trainer Simo was incredibly patient and made me feel comfortable to ask questions and help no matter how silly I thought it was!"
Adam&eveDDB
  • 16th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"It's a lovely venue and I feel like I learn't a lot of valuable information and key techniques. Both new and expanding on existing skills. I feel like I now have a better working knowledge of Photoshop and the reasons behind why certain functions are used. Simo is very knowledgable and a great teacher with lots of patience."
The White Company
  • 10th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Great teaching and environment. The course was well considered and factored in relevant examples. Simo was flexible with the examples and included additional examples that we suggested on the day. Brilliant course."
The White Company
  • 10th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"The team were very welcoming & friendly, nothing was too much of an ask. Simo our teacher was knowledgable, prepared & patient. Great two days of Photoshop training!"
The White Company
  • 10th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"The course was brilliant! Simo was so patient and explained everything so well. My colleagues and I learnt so much relevant and useful information about Photoshop which we can use in our everyday work. The food and the staff who worked here were very kind and helpful. Great location too!"
The White Company
  • 10th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Very knowledgable team, Very helpful, and made me very welcome. i had a brilliant time. I would definitely return again. Thank you"
The White Company
  • 10th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"The size of the class was good, the pace that Simo moved at was perfect. It was very interactive and engaging. I really enjoyed it and learnt key skills."
Value Retail Management Ltd
  • 19th July - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Very patient and knowledgeable trainer, well-adapted pace, good range of skills and activities. Both beneficial and very enjoyable!"
All3Media International
  • 19th July - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Relevant examples, knowledgable expert, friendly and supportive"
N/A
  • 7th July - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"I was very impressed with everything about this training. Our trainer, Simo was friendly and knowledgeable and structured the training really well so that we moved through exercises at a good pace. I found the opportunity to work on some of my own projects at the end of the session with Simo's support an added bonus that I hadn't expected. I feel really well equipped to do what I need to do with PhotoShop in my day job now. Thank you so much and also to the staff at the centre, particularly Marianne who was extremely friendly and welcoming."
Royal Horticultural Society
  • 5th July - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Media Training Ltd offers a super-chilled environment that made me feel at ease and not daunted by any of the tasks. Simo was absolutely fantastic and I've learnt far more than expected from a beginners level Photoshop course. Would thoroughly recommend Media Training."
KCS
  • 5th July - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Going the extra-mile to make the client feel welcomed and theoretical learning and being able to put into practice to show that we understood the topics, was very good."
H&F
  • 23rd June - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Explaining in detail - Easy to understand and follow the steps."
Nails.INC
  • 14th June - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"I thought the course was great. Simo was a brilliant trainer and the pace was really good."
All3Media International
  • 14th June - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"The patience, the fact that the commands were carried out with time for everyone to catch up. Simo was very calm and knowledgeable."
All3Media International
  • 14th June - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Making everyone feel welcome and good covid measures in place"
38 Degrees
  • 26th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Teaching pace was really good, examples were really good, structure and files to support once the course finishes looks really good as well."
Acre Resources
  • 6th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"All the skills learned were really applicable and Simo was able to reference to each of us how some of the Photoshop elements might help us at work. Nice, relaxed environment and lovely building. All the staff were approachable. Would recommend!"
Genesis Publications
  • 6th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Loved the building, the classes went at an appropriate pace for the level, lots covered but not too much to take in, lots of repetition to commit to memory, but was never boring! Well tailored for the groups' needs based on the uses they would make of it. Brilliant!"
Genomics England
  • 6th May - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Great pace, lots of variations. Very patient tutor - Simo! He was really great, learnt a lot from him! And very good notes to take away."
Reach PLC
  • 4th May - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"I feel like we went at such a good pace, explaining the reasoning behind each tool and also the best practise. Simo was incredible, explaining everything in a way that just clicked and for every query he knew exactly what to do. Can't wait to put all these newfound skills to good use."
Bluesquare
  • 4th May - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Very knowledgeable and friendly trainer who helped every step of the way with some great practical learnings. Also really useful looking at examples of my own work to how to better."
Leonard Cheshire
  • 30th April - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"This course was excellent. Really practical examples, great pace and tuition"
Royal Hospital Chelsea
  • 28th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Really thorough explanation and good pace!"
Childs Farm
  • 28th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Didn't go too fast, was really great - thanks Simo :)"
Innocent Drinks
  • 28th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"The examples we worked on were super simple and clear. Simo was incredibly knowledgable and lovely and always welcomed our extra questions"
Warner Music Group
  • 28th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Area was lovely and clean, great staff and team, learnt a lot during my course!"
Avalon
  • 28th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Considering COVID measures, everything from entering the communal area to the classrooms was really well managed and thought out. It's really nice to receive lunch and refreshments throughout the day and Simo was a really good trainer. I'll happily come back for the intermediate course!"
Civil Service
  • 19th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Very friendly training centre. really enjoyed my time here. training centre was finished to very good standard"
Na
  • 19th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Course Knowledge, New training centre, variety of tea/coffee and milks :) I really did enjoy the past two days taking part in this course! Simo was very friendly and approachable, he was very happy to go over points if required. Nothing was too much hassle for him which was great and enabled us all to learn in a comfortable environment. Jules welcomed us with open arms he was very friendly and I hope to see Media Training bursting with fun and energy very soon! Looking forward to coming back!"
MOD
  • 19th April - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Great course, just what I needed. Lovely trainer who was very knowledgeable and passionate about the subject. Really well organised and very helpful as a complete beginner."
Greenpeace
  • 29th March - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Engaging teacher and made sure everyone was following. I like that you kept making us share our screens. The speed of learning was quick, but that was a pro for me."
Carbon Trust
  • 8th March - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Simo's explanations were really easy to follow and he always made sure we understood how things worked - I would definitely recommend this!"
Haysmacintyre
  • 8th March - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Very good at explaining very technical actions in simple ways to understand"
DR MARTENS
  • 8th March - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Very good explanation of the task and the course went at a good pace for everyone."
Magic Cat Publishing
  • 24th February - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Very informative, very knowledgeable and able to help with anything"
Epping Forest District Council
  • 24th February - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"The trainer was excellent and to do it virtually was outstanding."
Epping Forest District Council
  • 24th February - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"This was genuinely my favourite training I've had. The teacher balanced going slow enough for everyone to have time to practice, without it becoming condescending. He was extremely knowledgeable and you could tell he loves photoshop and teaching it. 10/10, will be recommending to anyone/everyone. Thanks!"
Dogs Trust
  • 24th February - Online
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"Simo is very a good teacher and very patient."
Dr. Martens
  • 22nd February - Online
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"Really good course - Simo was a great instructor and feel much more confident in photoshop."
House Of Commons
  • 22nd February - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Very good introduction course, with great tips and making me feel far more comfortable with photoshop"
Intellectual Property Office
  • 22nd February - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Very knowledgeable trainer, clear and flexible to show examples when questions were asked!"
Farrer & Co
  • 22nd February - Online
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"Simo was very knowledgeable and very thorough in the subjects he went through, reviewing everyone's work regularly. Also very patient and easy to ask questions or for help if I got a bit stuck which happened a couple of times! Very Happy with the course."
Intellectual Property Office
  • 22nd February - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Great, really approachable tutor with loads of knowledge. so useful. thank you."
Marine Stewardship Council
  • 3rd February - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Great knowledge & easy to follow along. Brilliant. Would recommend."
Seedlip Drinks
  • 3rd February - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Really informative & challenging session but brilliantly taught."
Seedlip Drinks
  • 3rd February - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Your trainers are always very good, and the support you offer is excellent"
TCD Limited
  • 3rd February - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Whole process very effective from booking to completion"
Ugly Duck
  • 7th January - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Good Examples and personalised 1-on-1 course. Was beneficial in teaching me things that benefit my technical skills in Photoshop."
Cherry Advertising LTD.
  • 7th December - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Simo was an excellent trainer and his notes will be so helpful! It was great to be able to have practice time with him and go through what we would use individually and fine tune. Thank you so much"
OSD Healthcare
  • 18th November - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Simo gave great explanations and gave us lots of chances to ask questions. The length of the course was perfect and there were no issues with doing the course online."
Science + Technology Facilities Council
  • 18th November - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"I found this course to be exemplary and for the first course I have ever taken in my professional career, I just hope that ones in the future are like it! Simo was great and very helpful and I felt very looked after even in the difficult, strange time we find ourselves during the pandemic! Thanks so much :)"
Schroders
  • 22nd October - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"The training was exactly what I was looking for. We covered a good level of basics for beginners as well as testing a lot of different functions and tools. Simo was a great teacher and went at a perfect pace to allow for questions. The food was also really good - a huge bonus!"
MVF Global
  • 12th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Keeping the environment clean and the music in the communal area"
N/a
  • 12th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"I really enjoyed that it was a small class size and we got a lot of help through the content, i feel a lot more in the know about Photoshop. The food was great, just the environment is welcoming and friendly, loved the location. Simo is a knowledgeable teacher, happy to have had him"
MVF Global
  • 12th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Lots of breaks which was nice, meaning i never felt like i had been sat at the screen for ages. Meals were tasty. Simo was extremely knowledgable and whenever someone had an error he knew exactly what would be wrong instantly and was patient and understanding."
MOB Kitchen
  • 12th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Despite the many distancing rules I had a very positive experience"
Sony Pictures Entertainment
  • 7th October - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Great explanation throughout the course given the fact that I did an online course, so there was a great attention from the tutor."
MVF Global
  • 30th September - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"I felt I got the grasp of most things quite quickly, I was aware of tools to use however the course helped to develop my proficiency with those tools."
MVF Global
  • 30th September - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Simo was really approachable and knowledgable, took us through so many useful features and was very patient with my not remembering some things! Really encouraging and helpful, it was a pleasure to be on the course. Would definitely recommend!"
British Museum
  • 9th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Amazing service, nice people. And professional."
My Self
  • 9th September - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"I was originally going into London to do an Adobe Premiere course. Because trains were not running I was put on the online Photoshop course within 10 mins of calling which was so helpful"
Network Rail
  • 7th September - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"It worked really well for me. The pace was good, the breaks were timed well and the trainer was knowledgeable. I feel like I have a very good basic knowledge which I can improve on. I'm looking forward to applying my new skills."
Time Based Arts
  • 7th September - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Simo was really great!!! The pace of the class was really good and his examples were super useful. He walked us through everything really well and made it all very easy to understand. I had a really great experience all around."
UCL
  • 10th August - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Very knowledgable, allowed us to ask questions and were willing to support with personal examples and additional bits that weren't on the course."
Network Rail
  • 3rd August - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Really organised layout for the course with a steady learning curve!"
Network Rail
  • 3rd August - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Friendly, knowledgeable and upbeat; the trainer, Simo, made the two days interesting and fun. I feel that i now have a good grasp on how to use Photoshop; Simo enabled us to share our questions and work throughout so i know what i have understood fully. Fully recommend!"
HMRC
  • 2nd July - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Good pace, clear and understandable, tailored to my needs, friendly. Simo very knowledgeable. Thank you!"
Varndean College
  • 29th June - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Found the training so helpful, Simo explained everything really clearly and well, really enjoyed!"
Government Equalities Office
  • 22nd June - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Excellent course and a very patient and knowledgeable trainer. This course has given me a lot of confidence and knowledge."
Counter Terrorism Policing
  • 8th June - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Helping guide us through the examples plus helping and offering advise with additional queries we may have had"
BFI
  • 20th May - Online
  • Expert - Simo


"Explaining in a very understandable manner"
QEII Centre. London
  • 18th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"New venue was great, everyone was friendly, teacher was good and v patient"
The Storytellers
  • 9th March - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Simo was great, really well informed and friendly. What I was most pleased about was that we were such a small group, and Simo offered a really bespoke service to our group. Any specific questions or requests were really encouraged by Simo, and that really adds value to the experience. The staff in Media Training were fantastic and beyond friendly, as always."
MVF Global
  • 9th March - Classroom
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"Absolutely everything and i am quite critical in feedback forms! I was amazed at how kind, approachable and understanding everyone i encountered was, making it worth the cost and travel. The new building was so organised for it being new. would recommend to anyone i know."
Gap Year So N/a
  • 2nd March - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Politeness, knowledge, and making us feel at home. Good course timings. Simo was great !"
Old Empire
  • 2nd March - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"So many great variations of examples to apply to any situation!"
Hampshire Cricket Ltd
  • 27th February - Classroom
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"Covering a wide range of topics and ensuring everyone was following all steps, good range of examples and feel like i've learnt such a variety of thing I can apply in real life too"
Ray Lowe Studio
  • 27th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Providing adequate screen breaks and an awesome buffet/selection of food/drinks!"
Virgin Wines
  • 26th February - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Everyone was friendly and welcoming. It's nice that the classes are small. Simo was a great instructor, was a great help"
Ray Lowe Studio
  • 22nd February - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Teaching at a slow pace and waiting for everyone to be caught up and at the same stage. One to one help too without effecting with the rest of the class"
GoGetGlitter
  • 22nd February - Classroom
  • Expert - Simo


"Friendly, informative trainer. Great lunch. Good resources to take home, and post-course support"
Freelance
  • 22nd February - Classroom
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