11 Plus (Maths, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Science)
13 Plus (Maths, Verbal Reasoning, Non-Verbal Reasoning and Science)
Biology (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel and IGCSE)
Chemistry (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR and IGCSE)
Maths (KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR and IGCSE)
Physics (KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR and IGCSE)
Science (KS1, KS2, KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR and IGCSE)
Phil has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
Phil has recently prepared the following number of students for each of the schools above:
1 to Alleyn's, 8 to Dulwich College, 2 to Emanuel, 3 to City of London Boys, 7 to Eton College, 5 to Harrow, 1 to Highgate, 4 to King's College School Wimbledon, 5 to St Paul's, 10 to Westminster and 10 boys to Winchester College.
Phil studied Environmental Science at the University of Southampton before going on to do his PGCE at the University of Birmingham. He began his teaching career in 2002 and has now amassed 14 years teaching experience, teaching in some of the top schools (in both the private and state sectors and also internationally). His recent post (of 6 years) was teaching science and maths to Common Entrance 13+ at Westminster Cathedral Choir Prep School in London where pupils consistently achieved excellent results enabling them to go on to some of the leading schools in the country. Indeed in every inspection he has been through (be it OFSTED or ISI) his teaching has always been classed as outstanding.
He has also been tutoring in both Maths and Science since 2010 with many of his students wanting help to get through their senior schools entrance examinations (Common Entrance, City of London, Dulwich, Winchester). Since 2018, he has also been tutoring in both subjects up to GCSE (higher). All, so far, have got to their first choice school! He knows the pressures his students face and, in a calm and patient manner, aims to instil confidence and enthusiasm. Having a sound knowledge of the syllabus for these subjects and knowing the tricks of the trade, he is in a very strong position to get the very best out of all his students, ensuring they have a sound understanding of the subject matter and are well prepared for any examinations.
Phil has recently moved to Worcester to begin a big house renovation project and is building up his tuition base as well as dabbling in international teacher recruitment.
Phil qualified to teach Primary education in 2002, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from University of Birmingham.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|University of Southampton||BSc (Hons) Environmental Science||2001|
"Phil did a really good job in helping our son pass his 13+ exams. Our son was aware that his science knowledge was either rusty or lacking. Phil in three hour slots helped get him back up to speed. Phil was very clear, understandable and helpful.
Thursday, 8th October 2020
Father of online 13 plus science student
"Thanks! Our son loved working with Phil. He is clearly very knowledgeable and effective as a tutor. "
Friday, 6th March 2020
Mother of online maths student
"Phil tutored my son for his 13+ exams. He was really great, very calm, methodical and precise. In a short space of time he covered all the necessary topics and help to cement his knowledge. He also instilled in him confidence that he did know his subject and would be successful in his exams. Which he was!"
Friday, 22nd March 2019
Parent of online 13+ Science and Maths student
Teaching Science online may seem a difficult task, particularly for topics typically demonstrated in the school laboratory. However, as Phil sets out in this blog, for every challenge, there is a solution. While great communication between tutor and student is key, along with careful preparation ahead of each session, there is nothing to say that online Science tuition cannot be practical and interactive!
Phil April 2020
In this blog, our lead 13 Plus Science tutor Phil uses "Pokemon Go" to explain the difference between fair testing and repeated tests. Knowing the difference could help secure top marks at Common Entrance.
Phil March 2020
In this blog - the second of a two-part series - Science tutor Phil provides advice on revision methods and exam technique for students sitting 13 Plus Common entrance Science. Once the basics have been mastered, a thorough revision plan and knowing what to expect in the exam will set students up for success.
Phil September 2019
Phil is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
Phil, like all of our tutors, is a qualified teacher and has been interviewed by us personally. All of our tutors have at least two years of classroom teaching experience and come with fantastic references and criminal records checks.