Information About Phil - Wigston tutor - (14 reviews)
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I have been part of the teaching team in the UK's largest Economics department for several years now, with an average of over 500 economics students per year passing through the department. As such I have been able to teach students with a very wide range of abilities and needs.
In order to further understand those needs, in 2013 I retook my Economics 'A' Level to gain a true feeling for the student experience, as well as to fully understand structure and timings and to fully understand the process and pressures that students go through.
I am a fully qualified Assistant Examiner for the OCR and AQA exam boards as well as for Cambridge International Examinations for worldwide papers allowing me to fully appreciate what examiners are looking for and how they award marks.
As well as this I am a speaker at the Tutor2u National Revision Conferences for Economics, at their WOW Economics events for improving student engagement, I have also recently presented on their "Achieving an A* in Economics" course and contribute regularly to their Economics Blog, which is the leading website for A Level Economics in the UK.
I have taught AQA, Edexcel and OCR Economics for ten years and AQA Applied Business for ten years in Sixth Form Colleges, as well as GCSE Business Studies. I am also currently the holder of the Teacher of the Year award at my college, based upon results and student views. In my college I am part of the inspection team, so fully understand individual needs of students and different delivery methods and am also part of the college's Teaching and Learning Champions team, which helps to promote more effective teaching and learning within the college.
Having been an examiner, I tend to focus on exam technique. I also have a great deal of experience of working with this age group, so have learnt the best ways to cement the knowledge into the students, by responding to individual needs and getting the students to relate to the subject in their own terms.
I am also able to approach topics from different angles and have found that this really helps with understanding if a student doesn't "get it"!
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- Nottingham University (2006) - Post Graduate Certificate in Continuing Education (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
- Hull University (1996) - BA (Hons) Economics and Business (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
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From the outset, we have found Phil to be a friendly, pleasant, but professional tutor. He is clearly very knowledgable in his subject area, but also in terms of the exam process. My daughter has very much valued Phil's ability to help her with her exam technique, and also the way in which he uses real life examples and **Web Address Removed** My daughter has made significant progress in her understanding, interest, confidence and achievement in Economics, since working with Phil.
We have found Phil to be 100% reliable and punctual, and my daughter has felt relaxed and comfortable working with him. I would have no reservations in highly recommending Phil as an excellent Economics tutor.
He is also very friendly and has a great sense of humour. I would highly recommend and is a fantastic tutor!