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Member Since: 24/03/2013
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My Qualifications

Institute of Education, University of London
Distinction  (2010)
Institute of Education, University of London
PGCE Secondary Science (Biology)
Merit  (2008)
University of the West of England, Bristol
Biological Sciences
2:1  (1999)

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Information about Philippa

I am a fully qualified (PGCE), CRB checked science teacher, with 7 years experience teaching years 7-13 full time in schools. I also hold a Master of Teaching (MTeach) degree, which enabled me to expand on, and apply knowledge of how young people learn and how to optimise this.

I tutor all sciences at KS2, 3 & 4, and have a Biology specialism at A Level (KS5). I am experienced at teaching AQA, OCR, WJEC and Edexcel syllabi. I will also support with general study skills, and the most effective revision techniques.

I am a current and experienced expert examiner for AQA and Edexcel(Pearson), and am also an experienced moderator for science coursework. It is very common for pupils to have a good bank of knowledge, but not to achieve as well in exams as they except. Teachers in schools and colleges have a huge amount of content to deliver, and not much time in which to do so. Exam strategy, approach and understanding is not commonly taught in schools, due to time constraints. I am able to help with this, as my experience as an examiner gives me direct insight into strategies that achieve exam success.

I have more than 11 years of private tutoring experience.

I am passionate about science and the world we live in, science is life! I also believe and have seen first hand how education can improve outcomes and future options for young people, and I have a proven track record of helping pupils to achieve success.

Availability: Weekday mornings from 9
Weekday afternoons until 3

Willing to travel: Home Only

Experience: 6 years teaching in secondary schools, in London and Surrey.
Experienced with teaching all sciences to Key Stages 2-5, and specialism in Biology at A level.
I am an experienced tutor at Key Stages 4 and 5.
Examiner and moderator.

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Feedback For Philippa (10)

We have a total of 10 review(s) for Philippa.

Fiona (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Philippa’s online tutoring sessions have been fantastic for my daughter who is in her final year of A level biology studies. At a time when teachers are stretched and forced to focus on content leaving them unable to cover exam and essay techniques, Philippa’s knowledge and skills have helped my daughter identify key information and strategies to gain top achievement and predicted grades. Beyond that my daughter has a SpLD dyslexia and Philippa’s approach has been invaluable in allowing understanding and enjoyment of the subject.

Carole (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Philippa was very patient and came up with lots of learning ideas. Thank you.

Jeanette (Mr)

5/5 Rating

Philippa has been tutoring my son for A level biology for a few weeks now. He feels the sessions are really helpful, he’s enjoying them and likes Philippa.

Dilaxiha (Miss)

5/5 Rating

Great teacher, she caters to the student`s needs. She is also lovely to work with and interacts well in lessons

Ben (Mr)

4/5 Rating

Good teaching skills. Able to help with specific learning needs in Biology, especially exam techniques and questions.

Claire (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Philippa is excellent ! My daughter is coming up to her GCSEs and philippa makes each lesson really productive. Walking her through past papers helping demonstrate where points can be gained and lost. As philippa marks GCSE papers herself she really does know her stuff - a no messing focussed tutor but personable at the same time.

Natalie (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Extremely helpful and patient with my daughter in preparation for science GCSE. Fitted us in to a busy schedule.

Ali (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

Phillipa has been really great helping my daughter prepare for her Additional Science GCSE. Her experience as a teacher and an examiner makes a real difference as she can really help in guiding students towards what examiners are looking.

Katherine (Mrs)

5/5 Rating

In just a few lessons, Philippa has pulled my son back from the brink and really clarified what he needs to know for the coursework part of his Biology GCSE. She taps into the way he thinks and presents the science curriculum in an easy to understand way. Put simply - she`s invaluable!

Juliette (Miss)

5/5 Rating

After two lessons so far my daughter is very much appreciating Philippa`s sessions. She has quickly established in what areas help is most needed and has a positive teaching style.

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