Philip Watt studied at Bard College’s Master of Arts in Teaching program in that program’s second year (2005), and went on to teach in Brooklyn for two years; his background in the arts includes stage and film acting, and he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dramatic Performance from University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. When teaching in the NYC public schools, Philip (Mr. Watt) raised Regents scoring results while teaching four discrete units; the practice of developing curriculum for individuals while surpassing academic standards arose from that experience. He brings to online instruction his perspectives in dramatic art and literature, helping produce the best performances from his students. Over time, Mr. Watt has aided 8th grade students in their application process, and currently his students study at The Brearley School, The Hotchkiss School, Horace Mann Academy, Hackley School, Greenwich Academy, St. Luke’s School, Harrow International School (Hong Kong), and The Latin School (Chicago), as well as these outstanding public high schools: Wellesley, Scarsdale, Rye, Greenwich, and Stuyvesant, in NYC.
Mr. Watt’s students have been admitted into (partial list):
University of Pennsylvania (two admissions)
Carnegie-Mellon (two students, engineering and finance)
University of Chicago
United States Military Academy at West Point
All students studied with MWLS for at least two years in their high school careers.
Prep schools (partial list):
Choate Rosemary Hall
The Milton Hershey School
The Brearley School
Above and beyond university and prep school admissions, Mr. Watt enjoys the opportunity to teach bright, ambitious students, in literary theory, argument and rhetoric, poetry and prosody, and, writing in a variety of genres.
Screen Actors Guild/AFTRA
Actors’ Equity Association
United Federation of Teachers, NYC
Certified, New York State, English and Drama, grades 7-12
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
International Online Tutors Association
As an actor, Philip Watt has appeared in over 25 plays and in eight films, and has done voice-over work for video games. He teaches Acting for Animators a few times a year in Europe, and has his own acting class in San Francisco.