As a qualified teacher I work with all exam boards and know exactly how to get you through your exams. Passionate, experienced and flexible. Outstanding results over many years.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
AS/ A2 Economics, Politics, History, English Literature, Philosophy, Psychology, Sociology
ESOL and adult learners in numeracy and literacy.
Music Theory, Piano.
- Tell me about your qualifications.
BA (Hons) PPE, University of Manchester
PGCE (London Institute of Education) Humanities with Social Sciences
MA (Coaching for Educational Development)
Currently working towards PHD qualification at UCL
Sign Language Certificate
Extensive training in working with student with a full range of educational and behavioural needs
Piano Grade 8
- How much do you charge?
Between £30-50 per hour, depending on level and location.
- Where do you teach?
I prefer to teach at home, but will travel locally (North London)
- When are you available?
Weekdays from 10am- 8pm
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
I have experience of teaching students aged from 4 to 55. My specialism has always been 14-19 year olds. In particular, my specialism is examination preparation, working on structure, ensuring you achieve the very best grade possible.
- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I prepare students for 11+ exams, entrance exams, KS3 support, GCSE and AS/ A2 examinations, music theory and practical piano examinations.
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
I work with students via email sending resources and marking submitted work.
I will also provide subject lessons as well as tutoring sessions.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I am a warm, flexible and experienced tutor and will ensure you achieve.
I have a track record of enabling students to exceed their target grades, in a range of examinations.
- What kind of experience do you have?
Last Educational post Assistant Head in a Large London Secondary school
15 years teaching in Secondary Schools, specialising in AS/ A2 teaching and ESOL smaller groups
20 years experience tutoring students aged between 4 and 50.
Tutoring KS5 students since 2010 and previously Piano teaching since obtaining my Grade 8 examination in 1990.
I have worked as a TEFL teacher overseas and have held senior positions up to Assistant Headship within Secondary schools in London.
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
- Where and with whom did you train?
Please see above- University of Manchester and the London Institute of Education/ UCL
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
NUT, ACSL, NCSL
- Tell me about some of your current students.
I am currently tutoring four KS5 students in Politics, English, Economics, History and Psychology. In their AS examinations these students all achieved grades far higher than their predictions.
I am also teaching adult learners Psychology and Sociology for OU modules and conduct music tuition for a group of home educated students weekly.
Philippa inspired me to apply to study at LSE and enabled me to get the highest grade in Politics A Level in Camden' (A*AB). I was given a borough award and dedicated it to her as she inspired me throughout my studies.
Philippa helped to restore my daughter`s confidence in subjects she was struggling with, and she achieved her best grades in these subjects at GCSE. Recommended 5/5
Philippa provided me with extensive notes, support and encouragement and moved me from a predicted D grade to a high B. I am now studying International Relations at Royal Holloway and Bedford (AAB)
Philippa provided excellent materials, gave focused feedback and showed me exactly how to achieve an A grade. I am now at UCL (AAA)
Philippa enabled me to move from a D at AS, to a B at A2, and helped me enter a Russell Group Uni
Philippa got me from a U to a B in Psychology! I was ready to give up but her support was amazing. Thank you!
Philippa tutored my son who is now in his second year at a top 10 university, and this year has tutored my daughter, enabling her to go from a C to an A. We are delighted with her professionalism, knowledge and commitment to all of her students.
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