University of California, Irvine
I am a full-time tutor with over 2300 hours of experience just with WyzAnt. This is not my second job or an opportunity to make extra money for college; this is my profession. It allows me to be more reliable, consistent, and flexible with my scheduling. It also allows me to form long-term commitments with my clients' families.
I tutor most branches of Mathematics including Prealgebra, Algebra 1 (Elementary Algebra), Algebra 2 (Intermediate Algebra), Geometry, Precalculus, Trigonometry, Statistics, and Calculus. I am familiar with the ALEKS (Assessment and Learning in Knowledge Spaces) web-based learning program.
I also tutor the main Science classes - Chemistry (both General and Organic), Physics, and the different branches of Biology (Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology).
In addition, I prepare students for standardized tests including the CAHSEE, PSAT, GED, ASVAB, ACT, and SAT (all three parts – SAT Math, SAT Reading, and SAT Writing).
Finally, I tutor Social Science (American History, World History, Economics, Government & Politics, and Geography); English (English, Grammar, Literature, and Vocabulary); and introductory Spanish classes.
During the last 10 years, I have also mentored and tutored low-income students with an after-school program in Los Angeles. Furthermore, I have tutored homeless children through the School on Wheels organization and have volunteered as a tutor with my local Recreation Center. For each position, I have been fingerprinted and Live Scanned.
I am local to the Culver City and Oceanside areas but I have and am willing to travel throughout Southern California, including Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego counties. I have had previous clients in Aliso Viejo, Beverly Hills, Buena Park, Carson, Cerritos, Culver City, Eagle Rock, El Cajon, El Segundo, Encino, Gardena, Hawthrone, Inglewood, La Mirada, Malibu, Marina Del Rey, Oceanside, Pacific Palisades, Pacoima, Porter Ranch, Santa Ana, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Torrance, Vista, Westchester, West Hills, Westwood, and Whittier. I am a full-time tutor with over 2300 hours of experience just with WyzAnt. This is not my second job or an opportunity to make extra money for college; this is my profession. It allows me to be more reliable, consistent, and flexible with my scheduling. It also allows me to form long-term commitments with my clients' families.
Lower summer rates are available!
Phillip was a perfect tutor for our son in high school. He was patient and very good at explaining things in just the right way to help my son understand the subject. He was flexible with my son's sport schedule, polite and caring. We couldn't have asked for a better tutor. Thanks for everything Phillip!
Philip tutored my daughter in a marathon three-hour session for her AP Stats final. She went from not really understanding the concepts to doing very well on her final. Philip is reliable, very knowledgeable, and flexible. My daughter felt the tutoring really helped. It was worth every penny.
Yeah he is very helpful, we did a lot question and he makes sure that I have every detail written down so my professor is happy. Take him, don't let him slide from you
Philip was very patient and found a way for me to understand. Great lesson. I feel that I'm on my way to understanding Geometry.
Philip did a great job helping my son with his Calculus class. Math is a subject that makes him nervous and Philip's calm kind demeanor really put him at ease, and helped in general with his overall feeling about the class.
As a parent, it was nice to have somebody to count on who really knew the subject material and had such a reassuring and positive approach.
I get very frustrated with Math. Since working with Philip I have been doing really well in Math (just got an A on my report card). He is very patient and explains the problems really well. There is also relief knowing that when I don't get a math concept at school, Philip will be able to explain it to me in our next tutoring session. Truly recommend him!
Philip is an excellent statistics AP tutor. We are very pleased with the tutoring my son is receiving! His grade has improved a great deal! Philip is patient and goes over the material until my son has a solid understanding. Thank you!
Phillip helped my daughter in 1.5 HOURS to understand her math from the past 3 weeks in this short amount of time. I could hear her interacting confidently & he didn't answer for her but walked through to the end & said so whats your answer.
She had a smile on her face & no longer dreading it ! Thank you Phillip TRULY
I will keep it's short since I am busy studying.....he is very knowledgeable and takes his time to make sure you understand the concepts which was helpful for me! Communicates very well too!
I learned a lot from Phillip, he was very knowledgeable and helpful. Before he came I did not understand the concepts, and afterwards I could complete problems on my own with ease.
Philip was a really good tutor for my algebra II course. He was very patent and calm and explained everything really clearly to me. My grade jumped from a low B to an A when he was tutoring me. He always turned up on time and was ready to teach. I would definitely use him again.
Philip has been coming for several months and he is a super tutor. He is always here when he says he will be, and his pupil has straight A's in his class. I highly recommend Philip if you are looking for a tutor.
Philip P. has been tutoring my son in Honors Algebra II all semester. After failing the first exam, he has brought his grade up to a B. Philip has been so patient and calm, even on the nights when my son isn't all that focused. My son looks forward to working with Philip, and we are thankful to have found him.
I met up with Philip twice for my Statistics class, and we talked about probabilities. He initially helped me understand what I was having trouble with. Also note that you should schedule with him early on so you can save a timeslot and also because he plans his whole week on Sundays
Philip is knowledgeable, patient, and has a way of making the pieces of the puzzle fit together...a very productive session.
We would not even consider another tutor after having Philip! He is extremely educated and presents easy to understand instruction. His prices are worth every penny if you want to see quick results. Most highly recommended!
Philip has been working with my high school sophomore all year, helping him with high school chemistry, and then also to prepare for the SAT single subject test in World History. I recommend Philip highly. He is easy to reach and communicate with, he is patient, and he knows his stuff!
Philip was outstanding. He was professional, knowledgeable, and most importantly, I learned. Which I never thought I would learn. I would highly recommend him.
My son passed his with the assistance of Philip. Philip was very flexible and reliable. We will continue to have him tutor our son.
Philip is smart, efficient and easy to work with. My son felt that his time with Philip was well spent. He helped solidify conceptual understanding of very challenging concepts. He was patient, and used lots of analogies to help him with the concepts. My son left the session feeling confident. Philip was responsive, flexible, and got back to us immediately with a meeting time and place. My son learned a great deal during his time with Philip. I will definitely use Philip again!
We really appreciate how flexible Philip is with our tutoring time! Life gets busy and he is always willing to fit us in!
We made plans to see Philip on a Tuesday, after having set the weekends for tutoring, even though we needed him the preceding weekend (we worked around his schedule), and arranged to see him for several hours on Tuesday. At the last minute, he changed the session to one hour, which is of no value to us. We are very disappointed.
Philip has been tutoring my son for several weeks now and we have already seen amazing results. My son comes home and tells me that Philip explains everything so clearly and easily to him. He also mentioned that Philip goes out of his way to help him with other math subjects. Philip is by far the best tutor we have worked with!
Excellent tutoring. You are awesome, Philip. I look forward to our next tutoring session. I could not understand my geometry without your support.
Philip is excellent at helping me to understand complicated problems. He's patient with me when I'm struggling with my homework and he's great at giving tips to simplify solving complex equations. My grade in Geometry went from a C to an A in 5 weeks.
We just met Philip for the first time. We liked him very much. He worked well with our son and he was very knowledgeable about Algebra and grammar. He was very helpful and we will likely continue to use him in the future.
Philip is very helpful and patient as he tutors my son in Algebra. My son has trouble understanding other tutors, but not Philip. Thank you Philip!!! Philip is a great tutor and has helped my son excel in math.
My son is a million places at once even when he sits still and yet Phillip so easily helps him focus and plow thru all issues with his school work. The ease at which Phillip approaches teaching is really a gift. My son's grades have really improved and he really enjoys his time with Phillip. Amazing and worth every penny. I can't say enough good things about Phillip.
Philip has been a very effective tutor. He is patient, dependable and has a great easy going manner. We are pleased by our son's improvement in quiz and test scores since working with Philip.
Our family was very fortunate to have Phillip tutor our 2 children for the past few years! He is so patient, and was able to be an effective tutor for our son and daughter. His kind and caring manner was very helpful. He was amazing helping my son with his SAT preparation, when he was unable to enroll in a traditional prep program due to a busy athletic schedule. He really works with our schedule! We are looking forward to working with him again when school starts in the fall!
Chase thought Philip was extremely helpful. He was quiet and didn't make it stressful. We were very pleased with him.
My kids are very happy and like the way Philip teaching them. Thanks
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Algebra 1 provides the basic building blocks for all of the Math classes.
I help students master these basic principles: linear equations and inequalities in 1 or 2 variables, absolute value, slope, slope-intercept form, polynomials, quadratic equations, exponents and radicals. Plus the dreaded word problems.
I tutor both the high school and college variations. I am familiar with Math 31 at SMC.
For some students, Algebra 2 marks the end of their high school career; for others, it's just a stepping stone to other higher Math classes; and for a third group, it's a refresher class at college.
I help students navigate through factoring and FOILing, the Quadratic Formula, complex roots, imaginary numbers, matrices, exponents, logarithms, radicals, rational expressions, series & sequences, and conic sections (hyperbolas, ellipses, and circles).
At the college level, I am familiar with Math 18 and Math 20 at SMC.
I was raised in Oceanside, CA, home to Camp Pendleton and the Marines. I am familiar with the ASVAB test and the practice material provided by the government. I am interested in assisting young men and women prepare and pass this test to start their military careers.
I took a year of Calculus at college. I help students understand limits, finding derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions, the Chain Rule, antiderivatives, definite integrals, calculating areas and volumes of figures, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.
I am familiar with Math 7 at SMC.
At university, I took a year of General Chemistry (plus labs) and a year of Organic Chemistry (plus labs).
I love helping high school students discover and appreciate Chemistry - the order and structure of the Periodic Table, atomic structure, stoichiometry, acids and bases, thermochemistry, and nuclear chemistry.
I volunteer at Mar Vista Gardens Recreation Center with the after-school program and tutor elementary-age children there.
I also volunteer with School on Wheels helping homeless children with their homework.
No matter what situations or circumstances have led a student to taking the GED, I help prepare them to pass all 5 sections so that they can move on with their educational and vocational goals.
No matter if it's Burundi or Brunei, Swaziland or Switzerland, Chile or China, I help students understand the geography of the world that surrounds them. Students will be familiar with the countries, capitals, cities, physical features, and bodies of water presented on any map or atlas.
In high school, Geometry was the subject I dreaded the most. Now, it is the subject that I tutor the most. My whole outlook on this course has changed and I have come to appreciate the order of the class. I can empathize with a student who feels lost and can help them make that same transition to seeing the beauty of Geometry, whether it is with angles, lines and triangles in first semester or surface areas, volumes, and circles in second semester.
I assist senior students in understanding how their government is organized and how it operates. I cover the Legislative, Judicial, and Executive branches of government at the federal, state, and local levels. I also cover political processes like voting and running for office.
I took a year of Organic Chemistry with labs at college. I help students take their knowledge of General Chemistry to the next level with Organic Chemistry. I assist students in the areas of organic nomenclature, functional groups and their reactions, reaction mechanisms, synthesis, stereochemistry, mass spectrometry, aromatic compounds, carbohydrates, amino acids and proteins.
I am familiar with Chemistry 211/212 at West LA.
I took a year of college Physics with labs. I help students better understand the motion of matter that occurs around them. We cover the topics of vectors, velocity, acceleration, force, momentum, gravity, light, sound, electricity, and magnetism.
I help students develop the skills and strong foundation in Math that they will need during their high school years and beyond. I cover the introduction to variables, factoring, inequalities, graphing, and absolute values.
I help Precalculus students develop the strong fundamentals of Math that they are going to need in Calculus. I review the six Trigonometric functions and their graphs, logarithms, and conic sections. I also cover complex numbers and polar coordinates. Finally, I preview limits and derivatives that will form the basis of Calculus.
Since some classes combine Precalculus and Trigonometry, please also review my Trigonometry subject description.
At the college level, I am familiar with Math 2 at SMC.
For the last several years, I have tutored and assisted students in preparing for the SAT. I am certified by Wyzant in both the Math and Reading portions of that test. A natural extension of that is to prepare students for the PSAT by not only reviewing the test substance but also by familiarizing them with the test format and teaching them test taking strategy that they will need later for the SAT.
As a former AP Statistics student, I help students understand descriptive statistics (such as mean, median, standard deviation, least squares regression, and normal distributions) as well as statistical analysis (z-scores and z-tests, t-tests, confidence intervals, Chi-square tests, and ANOVA).
I also cover planning and interpreting surveys, studies, and experiments; and probabilities of independent and dependent events.
At the college level, I'm familiar with Math 54 at SMC and Math 150 at El Camino.
With Trigonometry, it is easy to feel like you're going in circles, but I can help students understand the order of the Unit Circle and what the six trigonometric functions (Sin, Cos, Tan, Sec, Csc, and Cot) mean. I also cover graphing functions of the form y=A func [B(x+c)] + D and how to interpret the graph. In addition, I review Law of Sines, Law of Cosine, half angle and double angle formulas, and Pythagorean Identities.
Since some classes combine Precalculus and Trigonometry, please also review my Precalculus subject description.