Phil

Tutor profile - Phil

Phil

11 Plus, 13 Plus, Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics & Science

Like all our tutors, Phil is a qualified teacher Like all our tutors, Phil holds a degree from a top University Like all our tutors, Phil holds a full, clean criminal records checkPhil holds a degree from a Russell Group University
Phil was excellent. He was able to explain complex concepts in Physics and Maths in a way my son could understand. My son looked forward to the lessons. We owe a large part of my son's success in securing an academic scholarship to Phil.

Parent of 13 Plus Maths and Science student (KCS Wimbledon)

Phil's biography

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 last 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. 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's qualifications

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

Subjects tutored:

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)

Recent testimonials

Philip tutored my daughter for the 11+ entrance exams for boarding schools. As she had always been educated in a French system Philip had to fill in all the gaps before tackling the 11+ syllabus. He understood exactly how to motivate and how much to challenge my daughter. By the end of a years worth of lessons she was able to do 13+ maths. My daughter had offers from all of the 3 boarding schools we applied to - including an academic scholarship from both Downe House and St Marys Ascot. We highly recommend Philip as a tutor who produces excellent results.

Parent of online 11+ student

Thursday, 5th August 2021