Information About Philip - West Byfleet tutor - (41 reviews)
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Philip offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
I hold a PhD in applied mathematics with specialty in theoretical physics at King's College London. I have over seven years tutoring experience with over a hundred students now. Virtually all getting the grades they needed and many making impressive gains, please see my feedback in support of this. My hourly rate of £35 is set not in relation to what other tutors charge but what the majority of my local target market feel is reasonable.
I attended local schools - the Royal Grammar School in Guildford and Downsend in Ashtead - and I have a very good understanding of the academic system.
I supervised problem classes for two first year undergraduate mathematics modules at King's College London and I currently tutor a number of different students varying in ages of to 19 and of all abilities. I have experience with IB and Cambridge Step and all the main examination boards. Anything I am unfamiliar with I am happy to look up provided I'm given notice, hence I will consider tutoring university modules depending how far off they are my beaten track.
Basically I teach the topics through doing the related problem exercises. Isaac Newton said "an example is worth a thousand precepts" and it is very true, you don't understand the theory until you can use it to solve tangible problems.
In practice this means focusing on a problem set taken from the student's materials and when problems arise we go back over the related theory briefly filling in any gaps. We do this until you're getting most of the problems right and then and only then do we start a new topic. It is a fail safe approach because in only moving on once you have learnt something properly you start to put down strong foundations and that is when the confidence comes.
I also have a fair amount of experience with students who for whatever reason have fallen quite behind for example students going into second year of A-level or GCSE on an E grade or lower from the year before. In these cases it is always possible to turn things around although in such cases a programme of study needs to be devised, which I stress will without exception require multiple hours of weekly work on the part of the student. If in such cases I feel the student isn't doing what is required of them I am very quick to inform the parents so that they can decide as to how they want to continue.
Please note that I charge for petrol depending on distance, I can advise when you inquire.
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Additional Languages: Greek
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- King's College London (2013) - PhD: Applied Mathematics Of Quantum Field Theory (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
- King's College London (2005) - MSc (distinction): Theoretical Physics (Masters) (✔ On File)
- University Of Warwick (2004) - BSc (hons): Mathematics & Physics (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- RGS Guildford (2000) - A Level (3As): Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry (School) (✔ On File)
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When tutoring started she was achieving an E grade and after Philip went through topics on a weekly basis she improved on a weekly basis and eventually received a high C grade in her Gcse.
Philip explained topics in a way that helped my daughter consolidate the topic and then move on.
He was also flexible when we had things on and meeded to rearrange.
I would definately recommend Philip as a tutor.
Philip was reliable and also showed great flexibility during the exam period as tutor sessions needed to be scheduled to allow for revision for other subjects and the exams themselves.
Philip’s subject expertise and clear explanations backed up with worked examples was a clear and invaluable contribution to the excellent GCSE results achieved.
An excellent tutor.
prepare for the lesson. We will definitely use him again when the
next lot of exams come up.
Mrs S Matthews FCIPD