When you looks back on your education, some teachers stand out as having made a significant impact on your development. About eight years ago, Phil tutored me through my GCSE English exams, and he stands out very clearly as one such teacher.
Phil was an excellent tutor in all of the familiar ways; he ensured that I learned the material, that I knew what was expected in examinations, that I knew how to write appropriately, and so on. In addition, Phil was able to tailor his teaching to my specific way of learning. I have severe dyslexia, which made teaching me a tiresome challenge for most teachers. Looking back, I can see that Phil saw this as an opportunity rather than a problem, and this made Phil the best English teacher - and one of the best teachers - that I ever had.
On top of that, and most importantly, through Phil's tutoring I developed an enthusiasm for literature that I carry with me to this day. It was in those tutorials that I saw just how exciting it can be to get to know a cast of characters - to inhabit their world - and to ask what significance their story holds. I have many fond memories of Phil's teaching, and the two books he gave me in our final tutorial serve as heartwarming reminders of a significant stage in my personal academic development. I would wholeheartedly recommend Phil as a tutor.