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 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
"I just wanted to say a huge thank you again, for all the help you have given our son with his maths. We heard back from Forest School today, and not only has he been offered a place, he has also won an academic scholarship - a fantastic achievement.
So thanks again for teaching him so well, the lessons have made all the difference to his understanding of maths. "
Thursday, 7th March 2019
Mother of online 13 Plus student, East London
"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
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.....and help Pikachu avoid getting caught!
Phil October 2016
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 October 2016
Firstly, there is no formal pass mark. Individual secondary schools decide on their own thresholds and so what constitutes an A* at one school may only be a B at another. The minimum expectation stands around the 55% mark and for the most competitive and highly rated schools, pupils need to score over 70%. Some pupils may struggle with a particular discipline of science more than the other two and so, even if the pupil is never going to score highly in the Physics paper (for example), the average of the three sciences will be taken into account. Equally should they excel in the Chemistry then this will compensate for any lower scores elsewhere.
Phil September 2016
Phil is available for online tuition to students anywhere in the world. Find out more about online tuition.
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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.