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Philip S.

Certified Math Teacher/ Test Prep Instructor with Master's in Math Ed.

Certified Math Teacher/ Test Prep Instructor with Master's in Math Ed.

$50/hour

  • 261 hours tutoring

  • Douglasville, GA 30135

"Very Patient, Competent, and Thorough "

Sylvia, 33 lessons with Philip

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Bio

Hello, my name is Philip S. and I hold a Master's in Math Education from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Morehouse College. I have been tutoring students K-12 for the past 10 years as well as some adults here and there. I originally started tutoring when my college roommate and I bought a Japanese math and reading franchise. The franchise's teaching techniques were based on a Japanese style of teaching that focused on guiding students in a way that...

Hello, my name is Philip S. and I hold a Master's in Math Education from Georgia State University and a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Morehouse College. I have been tutoring students K-12 for the past 10 years as well as some adults here and there. I originally started tutoring when my college roommate and I bought a Japanese math and reading franchise. The franchise's teaching techniques were based on a Japanese style of teaching that focused on guiding students in a way that allowed them to learn independence and mastery of a particular concept. The students learned self-reliance which when coupled with plenty of repetition, lead students to remember information and perform well in the classroom where there was no tutor present for guidance. I have adopted these same techniques into my teaching style. I've also improved them by using multiple approaches that appeal to different types of learners. Different types of learners (audio, visual, kinesthetic, or combinations of the three) learn best when their particular learning style is constantly stimulated.

Once my business partner expressed the desire to sell the education franchise, I became a math and reading K-12 tutor for The National Lighthouse Foundation. This non-profit organization is one of the largest after school supplemental education tutorial providers in GA. While there I provided tutorial services in Gwinnett, Douglas, Dekalb, Cobb, Fulton, Atlanta, and Clarke County public schools.

I began to work for a private SAT prep firm in East Cobb when I left the foundation. There I continued to tutor K-12 but I also provided SAT, ACT, and GED prep.

Currently I am a math teacher at a Fulton County High School. I teach geometry and SAT Prep. I'm also the son of an ex-NBA all star and I am well known for my ability to teach the game of basketball. I have coached on various levels and I volunteer in the community as a youth coach.


Education

Morehouse College
Chemistry
Georgia State University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Douglasville, GA 30135
  • Lesson cancellation: hours notice required
  • Background check passed on 7/20/2017

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Business

GMAT, GRE

Corporate Training

GMAT, Grammar

Elementary Education

Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Not only am I a teacher, but I have three children that are currently in elementary school. I consistently help them on a daily basis with their work in every subject. I am very in tune with kindergarten, third grade, and fifth grade work because these are the grades that my children are in. This, combined with me teaching sixth grade last year, and passing all other elementary certification exams shows my high level of capability in the elementary tutoring arena.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

In addition to tutoring and test prep, I've taught various subjects in public schools for the past five years. One of the major focuses among the schools in which I was employed was study skills. Study skills techniques that I've taught range from taking and reviewing Cornell notes, to creating flashcards and pneumonic devices. I've also taught test taking techniques which include using process of elimination, working backwards by plugging multiple choice answers into the question, and using context clues to derive answers.
Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

English

ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am highly qualified to teach Algebra 1 because I have a Master's in Math Education and I have over ten years experience teaching and tutoring this subject. I am a certified math teacher and I currently teach multiple math courses and a test prep elective to 9th through 12th graders at Riverwood International High School.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Not only am I a teacher, but I have three children that are currently in elementary school. I consistently help them on a daily basis with their work in every subject. I am very in tune with kindergarten, third grade, and fifth grade work because these are the grades that my children are in. This, combined with me teaching sixth grade last year, and passing all other elementary certification exams shows my high level of capability in the elementary tutoring arena.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am highly qualified to teach SAT math because I have a Master's in Math Education, I have extensive test prep (GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT) experience, I scored a 1320 on the SAT as a junior in '97, and I have actually taught an SAT class as an elective to high school students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

In addition to tutoring and test prep, I've taught various subjects in public schools for the past five years. One of the major focuses among the schools in which I was employed was study skills. Study skills techniques that I've taught range from taking and reviewing Cornell notes, to creating flashcards and pneumonic devices. I've also taught test taking techniques which include using process of elimination, working backwards by plugging multiple choice answers into the question, and using context clues to derive answers.
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, Spelling

Math

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am highly qualified to teach Algebra 1 because I have a Master's in Math Education and I have over ten years experience teaching and tutoring this subject. I am a certified math teacher and I currently teach multiple math courses and a test prep elective to 9th through 12th graders at Riverwood International High School.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am highly qualified to teach SAT math because I have a Master's in Math Education, I have extensive test prep (GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT) experience, I scored a 1320 on the SAT as a junior in '97, and I have actually taught an SAT class as an elective to high school students.
ACT Math, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Trigonometry

Most Popular

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am highly qualified to teach Algebra 1 because I have a Master's in Math Education and I have over ten years experience teaching and tutoring this subject. I am a certified math teacher and I currently teach multiple math courses and a test prep elective to 9th through 12th graders at Riverwood International High School.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Not only am I a teacher, but I have three children that are currently in elementary school. I consistently help them on a daily basis with their work in every subject. I am very in tune with kindergarten, third grade, and fifth grade work because these are the grades that my children are in. This, combined with me teaching sixth grade last year, and passing all other elementary certification exams shows my high level of capability in the elementary tutoring arena.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

In addition to tutoring and test prep, I've taught various subjects in public schools for the past five years. One of the major focuses among the schools in which I was employed was study skills. Study skills techniques that I've taught range from taking and reviewing Cornell notes, to creating flashcards and pneumonic devices. I've also taught test taking techniques which include using process of elimination, working backwards by plugging multiple choice answers into the question, and using context clues to derive answers.
Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading

Other

Study Skills

Study Skills

In addition to tutoring and test prep, I've taught various subjects in public schools for the past five years. One of the major focuses among the schools in which I was employed was study skills. Study skills techniques that I've taught range from taking and reviewing Cornell notes, to creating flashcards and pneumonic devices. I've also taught test taking techniques which include using process of elimination, working backwards by plugging multiple choice answers into the question, and using context clues to derive answers.

Science

ACT Science

Special Needs

Study Skills

Study Skills

In addition to tutoring and test prep, I've taught various subjects in public schools for the past five years. One of the major focuses among the schools in which I was employed was study skills. Study skills techniques that I've taught range from taking and reviewing Cornell notes, to creating flashcards and pneumonic devices. I've also taught test taking techniques which include using process of elimination, working backwards by plugging multiple choice answers into the question, and using context clues to derive answers.

Sports/Recreation

Basketball

Basketball

I am the son of ex-NBA player Phil Smith, who was a two time all star and one time NBA championship winner. My father taught me the game of basketball starting from the age of three and I am very well versed in all aspects of the game especially the fundamentals. Therefore, I can teach anybody to become a well rounded player. With my practice techniques I can show a player how to become an effective shooter, ball handler, passer, scorer, rebounder, defender, and much more. I personally played competitive basketball in California and have successfully coached both of my two younger brothers into becoming division I scholarship players at Cal Berkeley and San Francisco. I have also received the award of coach of the year from the national youth sports (NYS) league in Cobb County and I recently coached a ninth grade, high school, boys basketball team to a winning season. I also workout and maintain my personal basketball skills by playing regularly. This helps me stay in shape and allows me to effectively demonstrate various drills and practice techniques. Finally, I teach players how to build basketball strength and stamina. Strengthening specific muscles are very key to becoming an extremely competitive basketball player. Particularly the lower back,legs, shoulders, and core abdominal muscles.

Summer

Algebra 1,

Algebra 1

I am highly qualified to teach Algebra 1 because I have a Master's in Math Education and I have over ten years experience teaching and tutoring this subject. I am a certified math teacher and I currently teach multiple math courses and a test prep elective to 9th through 12th graders at Riverwood International High School.
Elementary (K-6th),

Elementary (K-6th)

Not only am I a teacher, but I have three children that are currently in elementary school. I consistently help them on a daily basis with their work in every subject. I am very in tune with kindergarten, third grade, and fifth grade work because these are the grades that my children are in. This, combined with me teaching sixth grade last year, and passing all other elementary certification exams shows my high level of capability in the elementary tutoring arena.
SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am highly qualified to teach SAT math because I have a Master's in Math Education, I have extensive test prep (GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT) experience, I scored a 1320 on the SAT as a junior in '97, and I have actually taught an SAT class as an elective to high school students.
Study Skills,

Study Skills

In addition to tutoring and test prep, I've taught various subjects in public schools for the past five years. One of the major focuses among the schools in which I was employed was study skills. Study skills techniques that I've taught range from taking and reviewing Cornell notes, to creating flashcards and pneumonic devices. I've also taught test taking techniques which include using process of elimination, working backwards by plugging multiple choice answers into the question, and using context clues to derive answers.
Algebra 2, GED, Geometry, Reading

Test Preparation

SAT Math,

SAT Math

I am highly qualified to teach SAT math because I have a Master's in Math Education, I have extensive test prep (GRE, GMAT, SAT, ACT) experience, I scored a 1320 on the SAT as a junior in '97, and I have actually taught an SAT class as an elective to high school students.
ACT English, ACT Math, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GED, GMAT, GRE

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Ratings and Reviews


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Knowledgeable and understanding

Philip is a patient and knowledgeable tutor. He helps my daughter to understand the concepts which boosts her confidence and prepares her for her tests. He is flexible with his tutoring time which allows my daughter to receive the assistance that she needs.

Pshantel, 4 lessons with Philip

Knowledge and Patient

Phillip was responsive to my daughter's math struggles. During the first session he was able to assess my daughter's deficiencies and address them immediately. He provided ways to continue strengthening her knowledge and encouragement. Thank. We will definitely utilize him again.

Nicole, 1 lesson with Philip

Great!

Everything was great. Philip took his time to explain everything to make sure my son had a clear understanding. I look forward to our continued progress. Thanks again.

Alisha, 4 lessons with Philip

Super helpful!

My study session with Philip was great! He is tutoring me on the GRE math sections. I haven't practiced math in several years, but he is extremely patient, helpful and personable. I look forward to our next session and becoming more comfortable with the material.

Alexandria, 4 lessons with Philip

Knowledgeable and caring tutor

The way Philip is with our son is great. He takes his time to ensure that he is grasping all the concepts. I recommend him to anyone in need of an education power house.

Jason, 13 lessons with Philip

Awesome first session!

Philip is a very knowledgeable math tutor. He was able to convey some major math concepts to my daughter in a short amount of time. He's a great teacher!

Kennedy, 10 lessons with Philip

Knowledgeable Tutor

Philip was able to help my son, Chris, so much, even within the first hour of tutoring him. My son has always felt discouraged in math but after his first day with Philip he had already began to start feeling more confident. Philip is a very knowledgeable and patient tutor. Thanks Philip and we will most definitely be continuing our math tutoring with you!

Trishaun, 1 lesson with Philip

Knowledgeable and patient

Philip was very knowledgeable and patient with my son. He was able to identify his strengths and weaknesses, and pin point where he needed the most focus in order to meet his expectations. My son is an introvert and Phil was able to really get through to him in a way he could understand.

Lauren, 1 lesson with Philip

Very Informative Session

Philip administered a math and language test to my 8 year old daughter to assess her academic level and to help develop a plan to ensure that she does well on advanced placement and gifted student tests. He easily built a rapport with her and provided her with a line of books to pique her interest level in reading more advanced books. My daughter thoroughly enjoyed the session and is excited and eager about her next one.

Toni, 38 lessons with Philip

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