My teaching method is entirely student-centred, with an emphasis on goal-oriented learning. A crucial part of my time with the student is our first hour together, which we spend discussing their preferred approach to learning. They will have their own goals in mind, which may be the grade they want at the end of the term, or something more personal to do with their approach to work. Either way, this informs how I plan our sessions.
I like to prepare my own resources based on what the student would like a focus on. This means that we can be doing very different things each week. Previously, the student has sent me specific questions from their lessons or reading a few days in advanced. I then prepare answers, often which involve dynamic diagrams and time for discussion. I have found that testing, and retesting, is the most efficient (and often fun!) way of solidifying information. Most importantly, I always make time to check understanding through past exam questions.
A one hour session may be structured as follows:
30 mins - answering prepared questions using whiteboard/pre-prepared presentation and time for discussion, more questions.
20 mins - exam questions - writing/discussing our own, looking over exemplar answers.
10 mins - summary quiz - fun fast paced quiz to confirm knowledge and time for any last discussion.
I'm currently in my second year of study at the University of Oxford. After achieving 8 A*s and 3 As in my GCSEs, I then went on to receive A levels in psychology (A), biology (A) and English literature (A*). I am now tutoring students who are eager to improve their understanding of Psychology, see a real improvement in their grades, and who would like to gain a passion for the subject and become inspired.
Over the summer, I worked with an A level student who gained a huge amount of confidence. We tailored each session to her needs, taking time to discuss her preferred methods of learning, and set achievable short term and long term goals. With this in mind, I planned each session accordingly, and she found herself improved in many areas.
University of Oxford, St.Catherine’s College, Experimental Psychology (BA) 2019-present
The Holy Trinity C of E Secondary School, Crawley
• A levels: English literature A*, Psychology A, Biology A, Maths C
GCSEs: Two 9s, one 8, five A*s and three As, including two 9s in English and 3 A*s in Physics, Chemistry
• Awarded English Literature school prize at end of A levels
Heron Way Primary School (1-week, work experience) 2018
• Responsible for introducing new Reception pupils to the class in their first week of school
• Had conversation with parents, ensuring they and their children felt comfortable and welcomed
• Led group activities with the children and worked on an individual basis with those with specific
Youth Group Leader, ages 3-5 (1-week, summer work) 2019
• Worked in a large team of adults to organise, assist, and teach a large group of 50 young children
• Main roles were to ensure the safety of all children, and maintain constant knowledge of their
whereabouts, communicating with every parent at the beginning and end of each day
• Worked with a smaller team of adults to create innovative ways of entertaining the children, including
writing and performing in drama sketches, leading craft activities
Boots Pharmacy, Crawley (2 years, part-time) 2017
• Learned on the job how to develop and process film, print and construct canvases, print digital photos,
often to be completed 1 hour from request
• Trained new colleagues on how to operate and maintain the photo developing and printing equipment
• Assisted customers when using our digital photo printing software, requiring clear communication and
IT: Well acquainted with video conference platforms Zoom and Microsoft Teams.
Communications: Give weekly presentations to academic tutors. Held weekly meetings with senior staff and pupils in my role as Head of School Council during 6th Form.
Organisation: Successfully balanced 4 A levels and multiple extra-curricular activities. During term time at Oxford, I manage a busy work schedule, social activities and sport.
I thoroughly recommend Bethany as she has a natural desire to help others and always gives 100%. In a recent tutoring situation she spent copious hours preparing her sessions as she was completely invested in the student achieving their maximum potential.
psychology lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.
|at her home||at your home||By webcam|
|1 hour||Not available||Not available||£15|
|5 hours||Not available||Not available||£75|
|10 hours||Not available||Not available||£150|