Phillippa's Fun Facts
Phillippa was born in High Wycombe in the UK and currently lives in England, although she has also lived and worked in other countries around the world. She has a degree from the University of Oxford and 13 years of tutoring and teaching experience.
Phillippa has taught in all kinds of settings including both public and private elementary and high schools, adult language centers, cram schools, businesses, in the home, and online (to students worldwide). In addition to teaching all aspects of English as well as a number of other subjects, she is an educational consultant, tutor trainer, and curriculum writer.
Phillippa can teach English to students of all ages and abilities from preschoolers to postgraduate students and other adult learners.
Her Current Time Zone is:(GMT) Europe/London
She Can Teach These Specialized Courses:PET, KET, FCE, TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, CPE, BEC, EIKEN, GMAT Verbal, English for Tour Guides, English for Airline Staff, English for Food and Drink Staff, English for Speaking on the Phone, English for Hotel Staff, English for Cashiers, Meetings in English, CV Review and Interview Preparation, Giving Presentations in English, Negotiations in English
She Can Teach The Following Age Groups:Children, Adolescents, College, Adults, Seniors
~ What do YOU WANT to learn? ~
Whatever your goals are, I am ADAPTABLE and will change my teaching to fulfill your interests and learning needs. I am not one of those teachers who just stick to a book. Instead, I deliver PERSONALIZED lessons that are different for every student. As a former Montessori teacher, I support STUDENT-DIRECTED LEARNING (although my experience in CURRICULUM DESIGN enables me to create WELL-STRUCTURED LESSON PLANS as well). Every lesson I will consult with you and regularly evaluate your level so that I only teach you WHAT YOU WANT OR NEED TO LEARN.
~ Can you get all the answers right in your grammar book but still can't say a sentence without making mistakes? ~
I have the solution! Through my extensive experience in curriculum writing and a lot of trial-and-error, I have created a wide range of INNOVATIVE RESOURCES and EFFECTIVE EXERCISES that actually work! And I have the RESULTS to prove it (for example, all my IELTS students have reached their target score, which means the majority of them have scored a band 7 or over!). Doing tasks that are RELEVANT TO YOU and practicing in REALISTIC CONTEXTS, your English will improve in no time!
~ Struggling to communicate? ~
I can help you to improve your SPEAKING skills by teaching you idioms, slang, and customs of communication i.e. the culture of the language (all the things that a textbook can't teach you!). I can also improve your PRONUNCIATION in BRITISH and/or AMERICAN ENGLISH. And most importantly, I will help you build the CONFIDENCE you need to express yourself freely in English.
~ Are you often bored in English classes? ~
This is probably because your teacher is lecturing rather than ENGAGING with you. In contrast, my educational approach is HIGHLY-INTERACTIVE encouraging students' ACTIVE PARTICIPATION in the learning process. Rather than just giving you material to memorize, I will guide you to work out the answers for yourself through the use of increasingly specific questions. By
University of Oxford (2007-2010) BA in Music scored II:i (with a 1st in analysis and performance modules);
Sir William Borlase's Grammar School (1999-2006) A Levels in: English (grade A with full marks in coursework); Maths (grade A, taken a year early), and Music (grade A with full marks in performance)