|Recent Students: 10||Total Hours: 649||Last Online: 26 Oct 2021|
|All-time Students: 49||Total Classes: 681||Signed Up: 23 Aug 2018|
As well as a love of Psychology, I am passionate about environmental & animal conservation, as such I have recently lived in Kenya where my husband and I worked with a rhino conservancy.
I am a fully qualified secondary school teacher, with over 10 years experience. I have consistently been rated an ‘Outstanding lead subject teacher with an extensive subject knowledge and a passion for Psychology'. In addition I have now been tutoring on-line through Spires for nearly two years (250+ hours) working with both A level (specialising in AQA) and IB students. Meticulous lesson planning and organisation of schemes of work and resources are paramount in my teaching. I have high expectations of all students and see my key strength in being able to impart confidence in them and their abilities. Previously I have achieved amongst the best A Level results in a very able Grammar school, for a major subject: in 2018: 56% A*/A grades and achieving a 100% pass rate in all 5 years at the school. I am very proud at having inspired over 50 students, to go on to study psychology/psychology-based courses at University.
As well as being an A Level Approved Psychology Examiner, I have been tutoring online with Spires for over 2years. My tutoring has varied from helping students with the complete teaching of topics, to specific help in areas where their understanding is weak. I have created revision timetables; shared worksheets and revision flash cards; set and marked assessments and mock papers; as well as providing regular homework and exam question practise, all with detailed examiner style feedback. My consistent 5 star reviews and positive comments reveal that my students are happy with my tutoring and have progressed well with my help
Karen is a brilliant teacher. Her power points are excellent and the fact you have a recording afterwards to download is brilliant. She has been amazing!
Karen has been tutoring me for about 6 months and has helped me greatly with psychology. Every lesson has been filled with tips on how to remember things and explanations that are simple and very easy to understand. She has significantly helped me with essay questions by giving me tips on how I should approach them and marking them for me. I've always enjoyed my lessons with Karen, they have been effective, professional and she has always been able to clear up any confusions I've had.
I have really appreciated all of Karen's help, and feel much better prepared for my mocks.
In this session, Karen helped me work through some practice questions and clarified aspects of Research Methods that had previously confused me. She has been amazing at explaining topics to me, and provided sheets of practice questions so that I can put into practice what I have learnt. I now feel confident and prepared to answer questions on Research Methods/ Statistics.
The lesson was absolutely helpful and very well explained! I am very happy with Karen, because she can see which topics I am struggling with, she shows me that I need help with them and then she breaks them down into an easy, 'digestible' explanation. She is also extremely kind and friendly! It's insane such good Psychology tutor exists!
Has really helped me throughout summer, a lot of detail and recap on everything she has made sure I have full understanding :) very good
Very efficient, yet thorough lesson. Thanks! :)
She gave me very good explanation and helped me understand a topic that was difficult for me.
Amazing tutor. Helped with all the problems I had. All the necessary information I needed was put in an easy to understand way. All the complicated things were made easy with the help of Karen. I definitely recommend to use this tutor for all psychology related problems.
All of the sessions are extremely helpful, I aways leave feeling much more confident and well informed about the things we've covered. Everything is very clear and succinct. Thank you for everything!
Karen is a brilliant teacher. Her power points are excellent and the fact you have a recording afterwards to download is brilliant. She has been amazing! Matilda 19/5/2021
I have home-schooled myself in A level psychology and was really struggling to tackle exam technique/research methods and had no clue how I was doing in my work towards my exams. Karen helped me an incredible amount in all of these areas and helped to build my confidence. She is very clear and knowledgeable in all areas of the subject and has amazing advice for exam technique. In the end I achieved an A* which I definitely could not have done alone. Thank you! Anna. December 2020
Outstanding teaching… Karen was able to give me a much more detailed understanding of the syllabus and would provide extra resources to consolidate my learning. My predicted grade has increased from a D without Karen’s help to a B in such a small space of time and I can’t thank her enough for all of her help – Would highly recommend! Liam March 2020
I have been working with Karen for my A Level since deciding to retake and can honestly say its been such a pleasure to learn from someone so knowledgeable. She genuinely cares about her pupils and how well they do and can break down anything I once considered confusing in such a simple and understandable way. I am so glad to have met somebody so genuine and helpful in my journey and expect nothing but the best grades from anybody mentored by her. Shabana 12/6/19
Mrs Philpott is a friendly and approachable teacher, with a passion for Psychology. Her lessons included both the facts we needed to know for the exams, and fascinating extras to encourage further reading and a wider investigation into the subject, beyond the A Level course. With a teaching style that worked exceptionally well for me, and also many of my peers, I would describe Mrs Philpott as the best teacher I have ever had. Her outstanding knowledge into exam technique goes beyond what the textbook has to offer, and her motivating approach to teaching is likely to inspire anyone lucky enough to be her student. She is the reason that I am now on my way to read Psychology at Cambridge University and I most definitely could not have done it without her. LH
"I would say that Mrs Philpott is a rare breed of teacher, her subject knowledge is extensive and detailed, but she is truly dedicated to helping each student get the best results for them, putting in multiple extra hours to teach us in small groups or one to one on topics we found harder than others." MP An amazing tutor. Helped with all the problems I had. All the necessary information I needed was put in an easy to understand way. All the complicated things were made easy with the help of Karen. I would definitely recommend her as a tutor of IB Psychology. 25/07/19 Piotr "I highly recommend her straightforward approach with an excellent way of explaining things. She provided useful examination tips and improved my writing style to help me achieve a top grade." HD "Mrs Philpott works hard to give students the confidence to have self belief and motivation in their ability. She expertly manoeuvres through the course with an in-depth knowledge from extensive research about the exam, but also a great deal of sensitivity to individual learning techniques. Her love of the subject is made clear through her teaching and she is always willing to be challenged and to go further than is necessary to explore a particular topic of interest, which will make essay responses stand out from the rest. Without fail her students have achieved highly, and her teaching, belief in my ability and support helped me to achieve an A* at A Level psychology" AJ ''Mrs Philpott’s enthusiasm for teaching is what sets her apart from others; you want to learn and try harder because she has such genuine interest and pride in your work. Her teaching has inspired me to explore the subject at degree level and I could not be more excited. Without her passion and understanding of how different students learn in different ways I do not think my experience would have been as fulfilling and enjoyable!'' HJ Karen has really helped me with understanding all the content for my exams as well as massively improving my exam technique. I have enjoyed the sessions and she has made me feel much more confident in my own ability. 10/06/19 Jago
QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) 2010
BSc First Class (Hons) Psychology 2007: The Open University
BSc Upper Second class (Hons) Geography 1987: London University, Goldsmith's College.
Current Enhanced DBS Certificate