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

School entrance experience

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'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 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). 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's qualifications:

Phil qualified to teach Primary education in 2002, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from University of Birmingham.

University NameName of degreeYear of graduation
University of SouthamptonBSc (Hons) Environmental Science2001

Recent testimonials:

"Phil was an engaging tutor who was able to really give my daughter confidence to tackle her maths demons! She also rose to the challenge of sitting exams to try and transition from state to the private school sector. We would highly recommend Phil, he is a gifted teacher."

Tuesday, 13th February 2018

Mother of online 13 plus student in the UK

"My son really enjoys working with Phil. It is via Skype since we are in different countries, and even though it's not "hands on", Phil always finds a way to make it fun and interesting for Isaac. At times I hear him laughing out loud and at the end of the session he often wants to share what he has learned."

Tuesday, 19th December 2017

Mother of 13 Plus student based in Switzerland.

"We were very happy to have Philip as our online tutor. He made very detailed, to the point observations and worked on them together with our son."

Tuesday, 4th July 2017

Parent of online school entrance student

"Philip has managed to engage our son in science lessons! This is despite the fact that he finds school science lessons deadly boring. Philip teaches in manner appropriate to a 12 year old and provides a variety of learning materials that keeps it interesting. As parents we are very pleased with the tuition Philip is providing. Our son actually seems to be enjoying it. What more can we say?"

Monday, 5th June 2017

Father in Clapham

Phil has written the following:

Phil is available for online tuition

Phil is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.

Phil has the following availability:

Disclaimer: Please note that the below information is indicative only. Schedules change regularly so please contact Owl Tutors to establish precise availability.

Day Before 12 PM 12 to 4 PM From 4 PM


Grey: Not available (This tutor does not provide tuition at this time)

Red: Booked (This tutor is fully booked at this time)

Orange: Partially booked (This tutor has limited availability)

Green: Free (this tutor is available to arrange tuition)