Simon is quirky, well liked and clever in a science teacher way, while still fumbling many basic social interactions. He has a good rapport with his students and is happy to help with questions, appreciating any interest they show in science. His colleagues respect him and often help guide him through the many 'grown up' day to day problems that he often seems to be encountering for the first time. He's lived a somewhat sheltered life, but the friendships he's begun to develop with Gerry, Leung, Lisa and others has given him the confidence to loosen up somewhat, opening himself to begin exploring romantic pursuits and other more adult interests.