Phil – 338


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

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). 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'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:

"Due to the pandemic year, UK boarding school exams were delayed and in lieu of a spring exam, a September date was ascribed in the middle of the summer holidays so it was a bit of a scramble. As such, and as we reside in Switzerland, I reached out to Owl Tutors UK and the team was incredibly responsive and swift, and sourced my son a math tutor so he had three intensive weeks of online tutoring with Phil. Phil is an incredibly talented teacher and uses whiteboard techniques to cover math problem solving and techniques so all notions were clear to my son. Moreover, he is full of energy and great ideas and my son loved meeting him for bi-weekly lessons. He was also incredibly flexible and amenable to my son’s school schedule as they met during the week and over the weekend. Phil would assign prep homework so my son was able to carry on learning autonomously and Phil would then review the work prior to the lessons.

Phil is a rare gem of a teacher as he holds the superb qualities of breaking down complicated math concepts into digestible bites. He is patient, kind, and encouraging. He positively reinforces a pupil under immense pressure as these entry-exams are not for the faint-hearted and my son is still a pre-teen so a fairly young age to work under such duress. Moreover, my son was not familiar with the British system as he is schooled in the French National Curriculum so Phil made the test preparation very enjoyable. My son still asks whether he can continue learning math with Phil, a testament to how much he enjoyed his time with math tutoring."

Friday, 26th February 2021

Parent of online 13 Plus tutor

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