Daryl from Dublin, CA on 7/30/13
The following are my son's and daughter's reviews of Mr. B.
Before I began my tutoring with Mr. B. I was receiving low 70 percents on all of my AP Physics B exams. I had tried other tutors and nobody was making a significant impact on my understanding or grade in the class; this all changed though when I met Mr. B. The first lesson I had with Mr. B. was awesome, I was able to understand the subject (Electric Forces) and the way he taught it got me really interested in the subject. For the first time this year I was enjoying the class and when I went to take the test I got a 94 percent. I continued my lessons with Mr. B. and continued to excel receiving a 95 percent on my next test (Sounds and Waves) and a 97 percent on the one following that (Physical Optics).
Overall Mr. B. is a GREAT tutor! He is very easy to keep in contact with, he motivates and makes a student interested in the subject they are learning, and above all else he knows how to teach.
As a sophomore in Algebra 2 I struggled with my test preparation skills. I was understanding the concepts on the homework and in class, but it seemed when test day came around I was lost. After my first session with Mr. B my confidence in my knowledge had increased so significantly that I went from a 75% average to a 90% average.
Mr. B's understanding of the subject was incredible and his teaching style is unforgettable! I HIGHLY recommend Mr. B to anyone struggling in any math! He is easy to communicate with and determined to help his students grasp each concept to the fullest.
After successfully completing my Algebra 2 course with an 86% I will go on to Pre-calculus and Honors Physics A with confidence that I will have such an AMAZING tutor by my side whenever I need a little extra help.
Liz from Lafayette, CA on 10/28/13
My son is extremely happy with Philip's tutoring. He has struggled to keep his grades in his advanced Science and Math classes the B range in the past, but now is consistently achieving A's. He attributes this to Philip's tutoring.
"Results speak louder than words!!!"
Timothy from Walnut Creek, CA on 8/2/13
Bottom line - his tutoring was impactful, helped focus our daughters studying efforts, and made a big difference with her performance. She did exceptionally well on the ACT exam due to many factors and Philip's tutoring was one of the key reasons for her success. He was flexible with location/times, patient, and very thorough. I don't think you can go wrong with working with Philip on any subjects he supports as a tutor. I will utilize his services for my younger daughter when she gets closer to the age for taking either the SAT or ACT.
Evelyn from San Ramon, CA on 6/23/13
Philip is a excellent tutor! My son has worked with Philip over a dozen times and has never been disappointed.
"Awesome tutor for my son -- very flexible and accommodating."
Paola from Lafayette, CA on 6/15/13
Philip is an awesome tutor -- my son liked him the very first lesson for his patience and dedication. he is flexible and accommodating for scheduling sessions.
"Wonderful lesson presented in a new way"
Maura from Orinda, CA on 5/13/13
My daughter always appreciates the Philip's explanation of Physics. He is very patient and explains concepts in a simple way that makes sense for my daughter. There is no way she could have gotten through physics this year without Philip's help.
"Kudos to Philip"
Richard from Oakland, CA on 5/7/13
We have found Philip to be an exceptional tutor and great match for our son. He is able to build off what our son already knows and quickly assess the building blocks that he is not so sure of.
"Very patient and thorough."
Andrea from Pleasant Hill, CA on 11/24/12
Philip is an excellent tutor. I'm always impressed by how well prepared he arrives for our session and how thorough his explanations are. His persistence to explain the material in alternate ways is a relief for any student who finds themselves overwhelmed by the "one size fits all" approach of many fast-paced courses. I highly recommend Philip for anyone that needs the extra help!
Marcus from Fairfield, CA on 8/15/11
Philip is a great teacher. He helped me tremendously with my college physics class by clearly explaining how to do each problem with a very noticeable sense of enjoyment. He really loves physics and teaching it to others. Not only is he a great teacher but he's also patient and a very friendly guy. I never felt embarrassed by not understanding something or intimidated either. I felt comfortable with him and very privileged to have him as my tutor. Thanks so much Philip!
Lee from Oakland, CA on 6/19/10
I found Philip to be an effective, encouraging, diligent, and patient Physics tutor. He went beyond my expectations by preparing answers to my questions before our sessions. He has a thorough grasp of the material and is able to convey even complex ideas in straight forward language. He is flexible in his approach and clearly uses his experience with many students to adapt his teaching style to the individual student. I highly recommend him and plan on using him to help me through my next semester of Physics.
"Great Tutor and easy to reach"
Peter from Lafayette, CA on 6/16/10
Philip did a great job for our daughter in Algebra II in short order. She had been struggling throughout the year as the teacher had difficulty getting the details across to the students. After about five sessions with Philip, our daughter was given the boost she needed to grasp the concepts, which allowed her to significantly improve her grade on her last set of tests including doing a fantastic job on the final. We would definitely use Philip again, if necessary.
"Great Tutor !"
Renee from San Ramon, CA on 6/10/10
Philip helped my son study for his Algebra final and was very patient and thorough. I would recommend him to anyone who needs help from the basics to more complicated topics.