Philip B. - Physics, Earth Science or Math Giving You Trouble? Help is on the way!

UC Berkeley Philip B. Tutors UC Berkeley Students in Berkeley, CA
$75 / hr
Lafayette, CA
(347)
8 miles Travel Radius
In-person
I am a highly successful high school physics and earth science teacher and tutor since 1996. I have been certified to teach physics and earth science/geosciences in three states including California. Courses that I have taught include Conceptual Physics, General Physics, Honors Physics, Advanced Placement Physics (both Calculus and non-Calculus based), Advanced Topics in Physics, Astronomy, Earth Science/Geoscience, Meteorology, Oceanography, Algebra Readiness, Algebra I, Algebra II and Pre...
Reviews
Philip was able to explain concepts in a simple manner which enabled our student to understand what his normal teacher was trying to teach. It made our student feel much more comfortable about the concepts.
- Chie K. from Moraga, CA
Philip is a gifted, patient, and amazingly helpful physics tutor. My daughter is preparing for a middle school physics class, and Philip has been instrumental in getting her more than ready for the class. He is able to break topics down into manageable pieces so that my daughter can fully understand and master the concepts. Philip understands how people learn and my daughter is really benefiting from his teaching approach. Philip is also a great communicator with parents showing us what he has covered in sessions and where they are going. I highly recommend Philip as a tutor. My daughter is flourishing under his tutelage and she loves his kind and knowledgeable approach. We look forward to having him tutor my daughter throughout the school year for her physics class. Having Philip is a huge advantage.
- Christine P. from Lafayette, CA
Very helpful in providing our daughter the support she needs to fill in the gaps on challenging curriculum. Awesome tutor!
- Chris L. from Concord, CA
My son does not like the concept of tutoring. During his first session with Phillip, my son was very impressed. According to my son, " Phillip tells me where I may make mistakes".They have been working a lot on clearing up the concept and my child feels that he is better prepared for the test. Phillip has a lot of knowledge about the Alg2 and which concepts are confusing for the kids. My son looks forwards to tutoring session with Phillip. He will continue math tutoring session with Phillip for rest of school year.
- Meena V. from Moraga, CA
I am very impressed with Philip. After one lesson, I felt motivated and extremely pleased with his ability to explain the material that I'm studying, he is friendly, experienced and very knowledgeable with oceanography. If you are looking for a great tutor, Philip is the one to contact!
- Roni E. from Hayward, CA
Philip was an awesome tutor! He was very patient and had no problem explaining physics concepts to me as many times as i needed in order to better understand the material. Very smart and humble man!
- Pouneh M. from Walnut Creek, CA
We had Philip tutor our son who had difficulty with Physics.He had taken it at Chico twice and received a D+ which is a passing grade but not good on transcripts, with Philips help he repeated at DVC and received an A. We were very pleased Philip really made a difference in him grasping the concepts and problem solving.
- Donna B. from Chico, CA
Philip is a great tutor, highly recommended. He helped me pass college level Astronomy and Algebra. I wouldn't have done nearly as well without his help.
- John W. from Oakland, CA
Philip is an outstanding tutor for AP Physics C with Calculus. His instruction combines foundational knowledge with practical examples with focus on AP Physics C exam. He is patient and gifted at making complex subjects easier. Our son got a 5 on this AP exam and could not have performed as well without guidance from Philip. We recommend him to anyone looking for a Physics tutor.
- Aarti S. from Walnut Creek, CA
Mr. B. was very patient in his explanations and didn't mind repeating himself until I understood the topic. He really knows his physics and provided a lot of outside/extra materials to aid in practice and studying. His explanations included a lot of real world examples, which was very important for me to really grasp the concepts. I know I wouldn't have gotten an A in my physics class at Cal had it not been for the help I received!
- Dina O. from Berkeley, CA
We have been 100% pleased with Phil's tutoring. He gets right down to business, knows how to conduct an efficient and worthwhile tutoring session, and is absolutely up to speed on anything AP Physics has to offer. He is an excellent experienced tutor.
- Jeffrey L. from Lafayette, CA
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.
- Liz S. from Lafayette, CA
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.
- Timothy B. from Walnut Creek, CA
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.
- Daryl P. from Dublin, CA
Philip is a excellent tutor! My son has worked with Philip over a dozen times and has never been disappointed.
- Evelyn C. from San Ramon, CA
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.
- Paola F. from Lafayette, CA
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.
- Maura O. from Orinda, CA
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.
- Richard F. from Oakland, CA
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!
- Andrea R. from Pleasant Hill, CA
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!
- Marcus B. from Fairfield, CA
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