11 Plus (English, Maths, Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning)
English (KS1 and KS2)
French (General, KS3, GCSE AQA, GCSE Edexcel, GCSE OCR, IGCSE, A Level AQA, A Level Edexcel, A Level OCR, Pre-U, IB Standard Level, IB Higher Level, IB MYP and Advanced Placement)
Maths (KS1 and KS2)
Phil has worked with children aiming to attend the following schools:
Phil has experience of preparing pupils in all elements of 7+, 8+ and 11+ entry assessments including, verbal and non-verbal reasoning, maths, reading comprehension and creative writing. Phil aims to accurately assess pupils in each skill area and adapt his teaching and lesson plans to address specific issues. He believes building pupils' confidence and stamina is equally as important as equipping them with academic skills.
Phil trained as a primary school teacher through the Teach First Leadership Development Programme for high achieving graduates, and gained his PGCE through the prestigious UCL Institute of Education.
Phil is passionate about early intervention and making an impact on pupils’ academic progress. He worked as a Year 2 and Year 3 teacher for 3 years at Kelvin Grove Primary School in Sydenham, London. As a result, he has an in-depth understanding of both the KS1 and KS2 primary curricula. He is a highly skilled primary mathematics teacher, who has been trained in the Maths Mastery style of teaching popular in league topping regions such as Singapore and Shanghai.
Phil has recently left the teaching profession to focus his time on his own educational business venture and his private tutoring.
Phil has a wealth of experience in private tutoring, having tutored a vast number of pupils over the past 6 years. In particular, he has experience in 7+, 8+ and 11+ to most of London’s top primary schools including Colet Court, Westminster, Thomas’s London Day School and Dulwich Prep. He is quick at understanding the needs of each pupil, and likes to work with parents to create a mid-term plan to ensure sessions are focussed, goal-orientated and relevant to the family’s longer term aims. He understands that each pupil learns in a different way and is adept at tailoring his teaching practice to best suit each individual pupil.
Phil has wide ranging experience of SEN (Special Educational Needs), including dyslexia, dyscalculia, ASD and ADHD. Not only has he taught pupils with these specific needs, but has also undergone extensive training to understand each area of SEN and how to best support pupils with specific needs. In addition, he has supported many pupils with EAL (English as an Additional Language) and, as such, has an array of ideas and resources to support pupils who are new to English.
Phil’s interests include long distance running and yoga, as well as foreign language learning, art, music and film.
Phil qualified to teach Primary education in 2014, and holds a Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from UCL Institute of Education.
|University Name||Name of degree||Year of graduation|
|King's College London||BA (Hons) French with Linguistics||2010|
"Phil was immediately a hit with our son. He is very calm and patient in nature and was quick to assess where the gaps were in my son's knowledge and put in place a plan to concentrate on those areas. He also helped me to understand how I could help and gave me loads of hints and tips. I can honestly say we all took to Phil instantly and credit him with two offers for the schools we wanted to go to. We were really delighted with this outcome and highly recommend him."
Tuesday, 3rd March 2020
Mother of 8 Plus student in Dulwich
"Phil really listens to exactly what the family are looking for. He is clear, honest with feedback and excellent at communicating progress - this was really important for us as I wasn't often at home when the sessions took place. He is also very calm and gentle in his tutoring approach - which was very effective in getting the best out of my son."
Monday, 15th October 2018
Mother of 11+ student in Forest Hill
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.