Philip B.

Port Washington, NY


Students I SAT tutored recently are at Princeton, Harvard, Dartmouth

In-person lessons
1000+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/13/17
4.9 average from 326 ratings
Patient & knowledgeable tutor
— Lisa, Bayville, NY on 6/4/16


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Ohio State University
New York University
Graduate Coursework


Ohio State University (history)

New York University (Graduate Coursework)

About Philip

A mother of a student Philip recently tutored about 5 times for the NEW PSAT reported that her daughter went from the 45th percentile last year to the 98th percentile this year. A student Philip recently tutored only three or four times scored 800 out of 800 on SAT Reading Comprehension and SAT writing. Another scored 800 out of 800 on SAT Reading Comprehension and 780 out of 800 on SAT Writing. That student's parents credited Philip's recommendation for getting their student into Dartmouth. Another student who Philip recently helped with college essays and evaluated on the Common Application was accepted at New York University. Another student went from SAT 2030/2400 to 2310/2400 in 5 easy lessons and went to Princeton. Another student in the SAT World History subject test, went from a 480/800 to a 800/800 and attended Harvard University. Two recent students went to the University of Chicago and another to Duke University. One student went from SAT Essay 9/12 to 12/12. The another improved her SAT Reading Comprehension score from 620/800 to 750/800. On his SAT success stories, Philip was offered a chance to direct a small tutoring center in Manhasset, NY. There, Philip tutored a student who had a combined 2250/2400 on the SAT and received a 4 year scholarship to MIT. Another student received a four year scholarship to Cornell. Another student scored 100% on his English Regents, and he wasn't even an AP English student! In addition, under Philip's tutelage, two other students were accepted to the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy and several others to Phillips Andover Academy. A mother of a student Philip recently tutored about 5 times for the NEW PSAT reported that her daughter went from the 45th percentile last year to the 98th percentile this year. A student Philip recently tutored only three or four times scored 800 out of 800 on SAT Reading Comprehension and SAT writing. Another scored 800 out of 800 on SAT Reading Read more


If a student lives far I can meet them in Manhasset's Barnes And Noble Or via Skype Or FaceTime.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Port Washington, NY 11050
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Patient & knowledgeable tutor"

- Lisa, Bayville, NY on 6/4/16

"Very Helpful College Prep Tutor"

- Lee Ann, Port Washington, NY on 9/26/15
Philip replied on 9/27/2015

I care very much about your student and hope he makes precise decisions that make the most of future opportunities.

"Knowledgeable and patient tutor"

- Eriko, Sea Cliff, NY on 9/8/15

"Philip is a very experienced, patient and knowledgeable tutor."

- Sharlene, Great Neck, NY on 6/3/15
Philip replied on 6/3/2015

It was a pleasure working with your kids. They always came prepared and did their homework ahead of time, making efficient use of limited time possible. I am sure they will succeed on their SAT exams. Thank you for sending them my way.

"Very knowledgeable."

- Ben, Woodmere, NY on 1/25/14

"Great Tutor!!"

- Shaila, Roslyn Heights, NY on 9/26/13

"Amazing tutor, Philip is all I needed!"

- Patience, Bronx, NY on 5/23/13

"Very Experienced History Tutor"

- Clare, New York, NY on 8/6/12

"Great Tutor"

- Varghese, Eastchester, NY on 4/3/12

"Good tutor on sat wirting"

- John, Scarsdale, NY on 3/12/12

"Great Tutor"

- Monic, Great Neck, NY on 12/19/11
Elementary (K-6th), GED
PSAT, Psychology
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
Public Speaking, Reading,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
TOEFL, Vocabulary
Test Preparation:
ACT English,
ACT Reading,
PSAT, Regents,
SAT Reading,
SAT Writing,
Web Design
Special Needs:
ADHD, Elementary (K-6th), Reading,
Special Needs, Study Skills
Elementary Education:
ADHD, Elementary (K-6th), Grammar,
Study Skills,
Public Speaking
Baseball, Basketball,
Soccer, Softball

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

ACT English

I have been working on verbal parts with a student in Oceanside with a 92 grade point average who just got his first score back on the ACT which was a 32 out of 36 and he and I both believe he can do even better next time. I have not gotten ACT scores back yet from two other students I have been working briefly with, but both said they were more confident going in partly because of my help in ACT verbal parts.

ACT Reading

A student I tutored in standardized test verbal tactics scored a 32 out of 36 on the April 2013 ACT. Recently, a student I tutored only 3 times or so scored a 34 out of 36 overall the November 2013 ACT.

American History

a student who was at trinity school in Manhattan wanted to take the AP US history exam even though no AP. US history class was given at her school. We worked together for a short time. She got a 5 out of 5 on her ap exam and was subsequently accepted early decision at the university of Pennsylvania.


I played Basketball for school teams through junior High school, focusing on defense. I coached my stepdaughter's team to a championship. My intramural high school team won a Championship and defeated the male faculty in front of the whole high school.


A student who I have been working with since the sixth grade recently scored 800 out of 800 in SAT reading comprehension and 780 out of 800 in SAT writing. He was accepted to Dartmouth and his parents gave my recommendation letter credit for his getting into Dartmouth. We are very proud of his skills in English.

European History

Right now I am tutoring a bright young man European history via Skype for an hour. He lives in Westchester County. This week we went over multiple choice questions from the Barron's AP European history book. On his wrong answers, I explained for example why Phillip of Spain was promoting the spread of Catholicism by trying to bringing the Spanish Armada in 1588 to England to depose Queen Elizabeth I, a protestant daughter of Henry the Eighth. Student seemed to quickly understand my explanations. I felt we got pretty much as possible out of the hour we had online. Next we plan to work out of the 5 out of 5 AP European History Book, one that is a bit more focused and more likely to get him to a 5 out of 5 in the short time we have.


My father was an all-state tackle in high school who would not allow me to play football in high school. As a 27 year old, I played semi-pro football for the New York Rams and was written up in New York Magazine in an article on touch football in Central Park as a quarterback with a "fair" arm. I dispute the description and have video to disprove it.

Government & Politics

With my background in US History, I have in-home tutored a number of students featuring early American Constitutional History, featuring checks and balances and separation of powers; Civil War, Reconstruction and the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments; the Red Scare after the First World War and the House Un-American Activities Committee; Suffrage and the coming of the 20th Amendment, Prohibition, the Equal Rights Amendment, among other issues.


One of my students recently got a 780 out of 800 on the SAT Writing section and is applying to Ivy League colleges; another of my students received 780 out of 800 on SAT Writing and now attends Princeton University.


I tutor students especially for test prep and have tutored using ISEE and COOP material. I have tutored several students recently, helping them prepare for Catholic High School exams which they passed and got into all the schools they applied for.


I have a knowledge of the most taught works of literature and the major themes and characters. To Kill a Mockingbird, Of Mice and Men, Lord of the Flies, Animal Farm, Pride and Prejudice, Othello and Macbeth are among the most popular with many of my students whom I help write papers and prepare for exams.


One of my recent students scored 800 out of 800 on SAT reading comprehension and 780 out of 800 in sat writing. I have been working with him since he was in the sixth grade and am very proud of his hard work.


I helped a student with Aspergers pass the American History Regents (which he had failed to pass twice before). He took the test and passed and went onto Nassau Community College. This past spring, I prepared 4 or 5 students prepare for AP American History or AP Euro History. References available on request.

In addition, a few years ago I tutored a student preparing for the English regents and he received a perfect score of a 100, and he wasn't even taking advanced or honors English.I also taught English regents at a yeshiva in Brooklyn and all the students passed the English Regents.

SAT Reading

Recently I have helped with SAT Reading and SAT Writing students who are going to Harvard, Dartmouth, University of Chicago, Oberlin and Boston University.

SAT Writing

Students I have tutored recently in SAT writing and reading are going to Harvard, Princeton, Dartmouth, U of Chicago, Oberlin, and Boston University. While many or most students score a D (8 out of 12) or worse on the SAT essay, I can virtually guarantee a B plus (10 out of 12) or better. The SAT essay counts for about 10 per cent of the whole SAT exam. I can help. Most of my WyzAnt students give me 5 out of 5 rating. Check my profile and reviews.

Social Studies

I have tutoring success stories in American and World History to students inside and out of Wyzant. I went to graduate school to study history at NYU and tutor social studies regularly to all ages K-12 and beyond.


I coached the New York observer co-ed softball team for six years. The last year, we went 14 and 0. Subsequently the team with essentially the same personnel went on to win the next two city championships.

Study Skills

I often work with students as young as 5th and 4th grade, some with learning disabilities. To make things easier to remember with English and/or social studies assignments, I have used 3 minute short you tube videos to help explain. After just a few weeks with me, one of my special ed students scored highest in his class on the ELA overall.

World History

A student who had received a 480 out of 800 on the sat world history subject test studied with me twice a week for two months. I started each civilization with her by discussing how each one treated women. we spoke about how Julius Caesar's mother got through life by managing her apartment building in a run down section of Rome. we spoke of how African societies frowned on veiling their women as Islamic societies did because African hunter gatherer societies were more egalitarian. The student took the exam again and got an 800 out of 800 on it and then went on to Harvard.

Ohio State University
New York University
Graduate Coursework


Ohio State University (history)

New York University (Graduate Coursework)

Patient & knowledgeable tutor

Mr. B is very knowledgable & taught my daughter shortcuts & gave insight on how to take the SAT. She feels more confident & hopefully will bring her grade up in comprehension, grammar & essay.

— Lisa, Bayville, NY on 6/4/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

If a student lives far I can meet them in Manhasset's Barnes And Noble Or via Skype Or FaceTime.

Travel policy

Philip will travel within 40 miles of Port Washington, NY 11050.