I am an experienced, enthusiastic and friendly Psychology teacher. My aim is to prepare students for success in their Psychology exams, whilst also promoting a love for this fascinating subject and helping to develop independent learning skills.
My tutoring sessions take place via Skype. I begin by meeting with the student online to establish the areas of their course in which they need support and what they would ultimately like to achieve. Tutoring sessions will then be tailored to the individual needs of the student, but will usually include:
- introducing or revising topics from the course,
- a range of activities to improve understanding of the the topics.
Crucially, I will also focus on exam technique, including:
- helping to interpret exam questions,
- marking and giving feedback on exam answers,
- providing model answers,
- guidance on using examiners mark schemes.
My approach is very supportive and I aim to develop a positive working relationship with all of my students. I focus on taking the overwhelm out of preparing for exams by breaking down studying into small, manageable tasks. Whilst providing challenge, I also encourage students to feel comfortable about making mistakes - as this is an excellent way to learn and progress!
I have a degree in Psychology and 15 years experience as a Psychology classroom teacher. I have taught GCSE, A-level and IB Diploma Psychology (Standard and Higher level). I have also worked as an A-level examiner.
In addition, I have many years experience of working as a Form Tutor with Year 12 and 13 students and have an extensive knowledge of the challenges and difficulties that students can face when preparing for exams. I am therefore well placed to provide support.
I am an enthusiastic and experienced teacher with a love of learning. I’m committed to supporting students to not only achieve the best possible academic outcomes but also to develop the independent learning skills and resilience needed for their future success. Throughout my career I have primarily taught students aged 14-18, although I also have some experience of teaching younger students. I have delivered GCSE, A-level and International Baccalaureate courses in my subject specialism of Psychology. I also have many years of pastoral experience with Year 12 and 13 students. In addition, I have worked as an A-level examiner.
Key Responsibilities in my most recent job:
Setting up GCSE, A-level and IB Psychology (producing schemes of work, lesson plans, resources, gaining and sharing exam knowledge, promoting courses to students and parents). Delivering lessons, marking and monitoring student progress on all 3 courses.
Taking on a Form Tutor role for Years 12 and 13. Meeting with tutees daily to monitor attendance, track progress, deliver PSHE lessons and monitor and support wellbeing.
Providing 1:1 guidance on university applications, checking application forms and personal statements and sending the forms to UCAS.
Mentoring trainee and newly qualified teachers.
Organising and running trips.
Key Achievements in my most recent job:
Setting up and establishing the Psychology department within the school. Overseeing it become a very popular subject and a high achieving department.
Working as part of the team that set up the Sixth Form at the school and enabled it to develop into one of the most successful in the local area.
PGCE in Secondary Education (Social Sciences with Humanities).
The Institute of Education, University of London (2004)
BSc Hons Psychology (2:1)
Lancaster University (2002)
I enjoy running, yoga, reading fiction and sewing.
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