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Carl
« Perfect! Alisdair was very patient and well organised. Over the last few... More »
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Carl
« Perfect! Alisdair was very patient and well organised. Over the last few months, even when I brought work that Alisdair had no prior notice of, he always had time to go through it with me. Having identified the areas that I was weakest at in psychology he really helped me to strengthen and fully understand them. I would highly recommend Alisdair to any prospective A-level psychology student. »
£28/h
1st lesson free!
Profile and degree verified
Response Time 7h
Lessons offered by Alisdair
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Psychology
  • General knowledge
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Sport Psychology
Levels
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Doctorate
  • BTEC
  • Diploma

Professional Tutor in Bournemouth helping students with Psychology from GCSE to PhD

Methodology

Hello and thank you for taking the time to read my profile. My name is Alisdair and I am a full time tutor with thirteen years experience. Developing and enhancing a student’s learning experience is something I am passionate about. To achieve this, I employ a patient approach to tutoring, ensuring that students have an enjoyable, challenging and interesting experience. My teaching style relies on honesty, dedication and transparency. I aim to offer you a bespoke tutoring service that meets your requirements, be it face to face, or via online technology.

Other services:
If you require help with developing your study skills, including; revision techniques, essay planning, critical thinking and more, then I can help you to hone your study skills set. In addition, feel free to contact me if you would like your work to be proofread. I will check your document to ensure the spelling and grammar is watertight. If you need me to, I can provide you with comments using track changes with suggestions/edits to improve the quality of the document, for example the structure, scientific standard and whether you have answered the assignment question. Having published numerous scientific articles, I appreciate and understand the need for precision in the preparation of your work, therefore I’d be happy to help you with things such as APA formatting and preparing a manuscript for publication. Please take a look at the tasks I can help you with below.

Examples of tasks I can help you with:
Understanding concepts/theories/studies
GCSE/A-Level homework
Critical thinking/reading/writing
Essay planning/editing
Report planning/editing
Presentation planning
Dissertation/thesis planning/editing
Preparing manuscripts for publication
Literature search/review
Experimental design
Data analysis/interpretation/writing
Using SPSS
Revision techniques
Proofreading
APA format
Referencing
ESL


Feedback:
Below are some examples of student and parent feedback that I have received across various sites:

Lisa (Lily) 5/5
Alisdair was an amazing Tutor for my daughter. Her A Level tutor went on sick leave the term before her A Level exam, and after an initial couple of one to one meetings, we settled upon a series of Skype tutorials which were brilliant. Alisdair would send key exam questions for my daughter to do prior to the Skype tutorial, and she would send them back to him to mark before their tutorial. The system was so engaging and efficient that she went from a grade D in her mock A Level to a grade A in her actual A Level exam. Alisdair is flexible, personable and very effective. I would totally recommend his services.

Michelle (Sammy) 5/5
An excellent tutor - patient, kind, encouraging, and well organised with great resources. We used Alisdair`s services both for one to one sessions and online in the run up to my daughter`s A-levels when she experienced a pre-exam confidence crisis. She found him to be an effective and empathetic tutor, with an obvious enthusiasm for his subject. We really appreciated Alisdair`s experience, which enabled him to work out how best to support my daughter and get her back on track. Alisdair was incredibly helpful, and very flexible in his scheduling of sessions. A`levels are now over, and I am sure that Alisdair`s help made a huge difference. Highly recommended!
Jeremy 5/5
Alisdair helped me with my final major project, both with the statistics, and the academic writing. I was very happy to achieve a first for the project and I can`t thank him enough for his help. I learned a lot with his tutoring, and improved my understanding of statistics and my academic writing. I now feel more confident going into my Msc next September. He was very fast at responding to my questions and emails, and was always very positive and helpful.


Nicki 5/5
I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Alisdair for over a year, during which time he tutored me with my undergraduate psychology degree. Above all, he has excellent subject knowledge along with the ability to convey complex information in a simple and easy to understand manner. He made light work of SPSS and report writing as well as guiding me to a deeper understanding of psychological concepts. Alisdair’s friendly personality immediately put me at ease and he knew the correct level of challenge to ensure that I gained a good grade for my dissertation. I cannot thank him enough! He is a truly talented tutor - smart, efficient, professional, and comes with my heartfelt recommendation.

Mark 5/5
Alisdair is an exceedingly knowledgeable, friendly and patient tutor who responds promptly and with amazing clarity on even the most complicated of SPSS issues. He has a great understanding of the planning and organisational problems associated with dyspraxia, and was of enormous help to my son during his MSc project, keeping him calm and giving advice where needed. I only wish we had discovered him earlier! My son has achieved a Distinction at Masters level, and without Alisdair's reassuring and friendly discussions I don't think he would have managed to even finish his project. I would recommend Alisdair highly as a tutor.

Maha 5/5
The best tutor ever, he makes everything so clear and he trying his best to make sure I understood what we had in the session and clearly he is so kind as person and tutor!

Other details:
I also offer tuition via Skype, Zoom and e-mail for those students who do not want to meet in person, or live far away. Therefore I can fully explain any concepts, ideas or subject content that you need help with, and give verbal and written help with assignments and exam prep online.
A-Level exam boards I have tutored students on include; AQA, EDXCEL, OCR and CIE. I have many resources, including; mind-maps, evaluation sheets, research study summaries, past exam papers, quizzes and more.
Please enquire directly to me about availability, do not go by tutoring website calendars.
Lessons cancelled less than 12 hours before the scheduled start time will incur a 50% charge, as will no-shows.
If convenient, a ‘same day service’ can be provided, where the student can book a lesson on the same day they need help. Although, this will incur an additional charge of £5.
Student/parents will be asked to cover travel expenses/time for travel costs if lessons are to take place at the student’s home or public place.
Group sessions (up to 3 students) can be arranged also, please enquire.

A final note…
Studying and tutoring for many years has given me experience in realising the pressures that students face, and I’m able to use my awareness and knowledge to motivate learners. I have a real appreciation for how people learn and am able to adapt my teaching to different learning styles. I try to make lessons informative and fun, ensuring that the student takes an active part in the lesson. I feel my academic experience has given me the necessary skills to help students reach their full academic ability.

Experience

One of my subjects of expertise is psychology. Having studied, researched and taught/tutored psychology to numerous students, I am well placed to help you with assignments, exams and general course content in all areas of the subject, including; cognitive, social, developmental, research methods and more. Whether you are studying for a degree or beginning your journey into psychology at GCSE or A-Level, I can help you to get to grips with this fascinating subject.

My other main area of expertise is in research methods/statistics. Since 2006 I have provided support to individuals from a range of backgrounds, including students studying social sciences, life sciences and humanities. My experience extends to helping employees with their data analysis. If you are struggling to interpret your analysis, or need help using SPSS, or if you want to understand more about statistics then please do get in touch.

If you would like support with learning English as a second language (ESL) then I can help you. Please do contact me if you would like to practise speaking or are having difficulty reading and writing in English. I can support you with vocabulary comprehension and word meanings for example.

I have experience in tutoring students with assisted learning needs, including; Asperger syndrome, dyslexia and dyspraxia. My one to one teaching experience extends to supervision of final year undergraduates and Masters students, therefore I have coherently supported and guided students through empirical projects, improving skills such as literature search & review, analysis and scientific writing.

Qualifications:
My first degree was in psychology (BSc Hons). I then went on to complete a Masters (MRes) in psychological methods, followed by a Ph.D in psychology/cognitive neuroscience. I also obtained a 'Teach English as a foreign language' (TEFL) certificate.

Awards:
Excellence in teaching - Awarded by Bournemouth University in 2013.

Rates

Transportation Fee : £5
Rate for online lessons : £21/h
Lessons offered by Alisdair
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Psychology
  • General knowledge
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Sport Psychology
Levels
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Doctorate
  • BTEC
  • Diploma

2 reviews on Alisdair
  • 5/5

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C
Carl

Perfect! Alisdair was very patient and well organised. Over the last few months, even when I brought work that Alisdair had no prior notice of, he always had time to go through it with me. Having identified the areas that I was weakest at in psychology he really helped me to strengthen and fully understand them. I would highly recommend Alisdair to any prospective A-level psychology student.

Alisdair's response

Thank you Joanna. Your knowledge and skills in Psychology have developed very well over these months and your dedication and work ethic is very strong. Good luck with your future studies!

1 recommendation

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Lisa

Alisdair was an amazing Tutor for my daughter. Her A Level tutor went on sick leave the term before her A Level exam, and after an initial couple of one to one meetings, we settled upon a series of Skype tutorials which were brilliant. Alisdair would send key exam questions for my daughter to do prior to the Skype tutorial, and she would send them back to him to mark before their tutorial. The system was so engaging and efficient that she went from a grade D in her mock A Level to a grade A in her actual A Level exam. Alisdair is flexible, personable and very effective. I would totally recommend his services.

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