Degrees and Certifications:

BSFS International Relations Majors: History, Economics, Government, German Certifications: Social Studies Composite 6-12 MA History Major: Modern History Certification: Gifted and Talented Education K-12

Mr. Paul William Philp

My name is Paul Philp and I began teaching in 1989. I attended Georgetown University in Washington DC, where I was educated to be a diplomat and intelligence officer. My majors include history, government and politics, economics and German.  My teaching certificate is from the University of Texas in Dallas while my Masters' of Arts is in Modern History from Texas A&M - Commerce. I am certified to teach all social studies classes grades 6th to 12th, as well as gifted education K-12. I specialize in the discipline of comparative world history including comparative politics, trade systems and religions. 

I have taught  more than 15 years in public schools and 18 years in Catholic schools. I also taught college for nine years, including Dual and Concurrent Enrollment.. During that time, I have been a teacher, an AP teacher, an Academic Decathlon and Speech/Debate Coach, a department chair, a coordinator of social studies, foreign languages and gifted education, a coordinator of curriculum and director of admissions and a director for development.

I have lived abroad and attended university in Germany. And I have traveled extensively throughout Europe, the United States, and Turkey. 

In my spare time, I have been  a College Board consultant for AP World History and an AP Reader of World History (both since 2002), when I helped launch the new course nationally. I write professionally (both world history and science fiction), am published in World History, and collect rare coins. I speak German and Spanish and am conversant in several other languages.

And I have a full-time job as servant to two very large Maine Coon cats.   

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Tutorial Schedule

  • If I am at school and my room is open (lights are on), I can assist students. While all times are subject to emergency cancelation, my official tutorial times are:

    • Monday: 8:20 - 8:50 am
    • Wednesday: 4:25 - 4:55 pm
    • Thursday: 4:25 - 4:55 pm
    • Friday: 8:20 - 8:50 am

    If you need to see me at a different time, please email me. We may also be able to do some tutoring during the Advisory Period. 

    Phone: 469.752.7200 x 37281

Teaching Schedule

  • Room 239

    Before School: Official and Walk-in Tutorials 

    1st Period:       World History

    2nd Period:     Conference

    3rd Period:      World History Honors

    4th Period:      AP World History

        • C period Lunch
        • D period Advisory

    6th Period:      AP World History

    7th Period:      AP World History

    8th Period:     AP World History

    After School: Official and Walk-in Tutorials except for Fridays and before Holidays