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As a parent, grandparent, and late academic bloomer, I understand selecting the right tutor for your child or yourself is crucial. So, please let me introduce myself and explain why tutoring is a passion of mine and much more than just an academic exercise.

I attended college out of high school but did not apply myself. So, I dropped out, married my beautiful wife (30+ years) and became an apprentice machinist with no aspirations. Luckily, my father (my hero) and my wife (my best friend) pushed me to continue my education. So, I took a college course at age 25 while working full-time with a wife and two children at home. Luckily, my instructor took time to encourage and show me how education could change my life. I completed my A.A.S. at age 33. I was then blessed to find a tutor/mentor at work who continually encouraged me. I ultimately received a Bachelor's in Business Administration at age 43 and a Masters of Science in Management (with an emphasis on Leadership) at age 55.

Over this period my career blossomed, and I reached the top of my field (Division Quality Assurance Manager). This took a lot of hard work, family support, and others who helped and encouraged me along the way.

I have taught hundreds of classes at work and tutored too many to count. My passion for tutoring comes from helping people succeed both academically and in life skills like written/verbal communication and study habits. This is the best feeling in the world.

I took early retirement and am lucky enough to choose my path. Thinking back over the years, which included happily coaching numerous amateur athletic teams (8-18 year olds), I decided I wanted to work with children, teens, and adults.

So, I chose tutoring! I would be happy and honored if you choose me to help you or your child.

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Philip’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Averett University - Bachelors, Business Administration and Management

Graduate Degree: Troy University - Masters, Management

Test Scores

GRE Verbal: 162


FAMILY (Going to zoos/aquariums with my wife, children, & grandchildren). READING (Voracious reader of U.S. history, current events on the internet, & business/leadership). SPORTS (Play golf/tennis; love them all).

Tutoring Subjects


College Business

College English


Executive Functioning


Graduate Test Prep

GRE Verbal

High School Business

High School English



Public Speaking

Social Studies

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization


US History

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