I offer tutoring in psychology in GCSE, A level and Degree level qualifications. My teaching philosophy is student focused, therefore I follow a teaching schedule that is jointly put together by myself and my students. Having navigated the education system as dyslexic student, in a school ill prepared to deal with such challenges, I understand the frustration one feels at being underestimated and left behind. As a tutor I feel I am able to relate to students that feel they are not achieving as highly as the could be, and enjoy helping them reach their full potential.
I am currently studying for a PhD in Criminology at the University of Cambridge. I have a BSc in Psychology, and an MPhil in Criminological Research. Psychology is a huge part of Criminology, and is my main area of expertise.
Group lessons will be charged differently depending on the number of students. For each extra student an additional £10 will be charged.
I am a gregarious hard working 26 year old, currently undertaking a PhD at the University of Cambridge in which I am researching Child Sexual Exploitation Networks in the UK. Throughout my working and academic career I have taken on a number of voluntary and professional roles in which I have both planned and lead workshops, seminars and lectures. Through these experiences I have developed a range of skills that I believe make me and effective and enthusiastic teacher.
SLV Mental Health Placement (July – August 2016) – Voluntary
> Received two bursary awards from the University of Birmingham to undertake this placement; the International Work Experience Bursary and the Gateway Bursary.
>Worked across a number of different sites, from psychiatric hospitals to schools, with many types of service users, running therapeutic creative workshops.
>Worked in a team alongside other volunteers and was required to produce detailed session plans, and feedback for each workshop, lead sessions and supported my other team members during the workshops.
NCS session Leader (June – July 2018) - Employment
>Was responsible for leading, inspiring and developing a team of 13 young people aged 15-17 years old throughout a 3 week program
>Learned how to vary my approach according to each young person’s strengths and weaknesses in order to support them in the development of new skills, including leadership, communication and organisation skills.
>Planned and delivered curriculum sessions to the team, tailoring them as necessary to the resources available and the level of engagement in the group.
Postgraduate Outreach Program (2019 – current) – Employment
>Plan and deliver a range of lectures and seminars to young people aged between 11-18 who have the potential to apply to universities such as Cambridge.
>Subjects covered include criminology, psychology, and research methods in the social sciences.
>Each session is tailored to specific interests and age range of the audience I am teaching.
>Learned to gage how to far to push a class in order to challenge them without lousing understanding or engagement.
Research Work Experience
Research Assistant – Forensic Psychology Department, University of Birmingham (June 2016) – Employment
>Employed by Dr Kloess within the Forensic Psychology department at the University of Birmingham, to conduct a search into the available literature on software that is able to automatically identify indecent images of children.
>Developed research skills further, gave me experience talking about difficult topics such as sexual exploitation and child maltreatment, and provided the opportunity to practice presenting research in a professional and work based environment.
Selective Attention and Awareness Laboratory, University of Birmingham (June – July 2016) – Voluntary
>Volunteered as a research assistant in the Selective Attention and Awareness Lab.
>Gained valuable practice and experience in running experiments first-hand; from leading the participants through the questionnaires to the application of psychophysiological measures including skin conductance responses, hand / body temperature and oximetry.
Forensic Psychology Department, University of Birmingham (June – July 2016) - Voluntary
>Volunteered for Professor Anthony Beech in the Forensic Psychology Department at the University of Birmingham, summarising research papers to help in his preparation for a literature review.
Healthwatch Staffordshire Internship (September 2017) - Employment
>Worked as a member of the research team, and analysed a broad range of data sources including customer feedback to produce insight reports on health services in order to monitor and challenge service provision and commissioning.
>Was able monitor the effect of policy decisions on people’s experiences and health outcomes, and also gain some hands on experience in using qualitative research methods.
MPhil in Criminological Research (October – August 2019) - Student
>Conducted exploratory research into the role of drill music in gangs in the UK.
>Successfully completed interview based research with a hard to reach population covering complex and sensitive topics.
Research Methods Course Completion
• Research Methods A: basic skills (2015)
• Research Methods B: introduction to psychological investigation and statistics (2016)
• Research Methods C: experimental design and qualitative designs (2016)
• Research Methods D: designing, validating and running a questionnaire based study (2017)
• Dissertation Undergrad: questionnaire and task based observational study (4000 words) (2018)
• Doing Multivariate analysis (2018)
• Social Networks Analysis (2019)
• Criminological Research Methods (2019)
• MPhil Thesis: Interview based study on the role of drill music in gangs in the UK (2019)
• The Epistemological Foundations of Qualitative Social Research (2019)
• Randomised Controlled Trials: (Almost) Everything You Need to Know (2019)
• Introduction to R (2020)
Perfect! Sophie is a brilliant tutor, I am very happy to have found her. I have ADHD and find writing essays for my degree level psychology course overwhelming. Sophie was able to pinpoint where I was veering off track and explain clearly how to answer the question in a precise and logical way. She is friendly and evidently knowledgeable and enthusiastic about psychology. I definitely recommend her.
Amy is a very motivated student, with a clear understanding of the literature she is dealing with. Amy needed some help in how to structure her Essay.
Perfect! Sophie is a fantastic tutor: the right balance between information giving, stirring me in the right direction and encouraging me to find my own approach. Very engaging! Couldn’t recommend her a tutor more! Thank you Sophie :)
Margarida is a highly motivated student. She is very prepared for her lessons, and clear in what it is she needs help with.
Perfect! Sophie breaks down the content and takes you through the application of the knowledge covered to exam questions. this really helps to boost my understanding of the knowledge and confidence in answering questions.
Tom is very quick to process new information. His base knowledge of the subject is very good, I would like to work on refining that knowledge and adding nuance and a more critical eye. I would also like to work on exam technique.
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