Online Psychology Tutor Karen

Karen

Karen

Psychology First Class BSC Hons

5.0

$85/hr

I have been a fully qualified teacher for over 15 years, and have consistently been rated an ‚ÄėOutstanding¬†lead subject teacher with an extensive subject knowledge and a passion for Psychology'. As well as being an experienced A Level examiner, I have now been tutoring on-line through Spires for five years (1000+ hours) working with both A level 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.

Karen
5.0
1229 classes

The Open University - Psychology - First Class BSC Hons

I have been a fully qualified teacher for over 15 years, and have consistently been rated an ‚ÄėOutstanding¬†lead subject teacher with an extensive subject knowledge and a passion for Psychology'. As well as being an experienced A Level examiner, I have now been tutoring on-line through Spires for five years (1000+ hours) working with both A level 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.

Recent Students: 24
Total Hours: 1162
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All-time Students: 80
Total Classes: 1229
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Recent Students: 24Total Hours: 1162Last Online:
All-time Students: 80Total Classes: 1229Signed Up:

About Me

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.

Tutor Experience

I am a fully qualified secondary school teacher, with over 15 years of experience. I have consistently been rated an ‚ÄėOutstanding¬†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 five years (1000+ 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. I am very proud at having inspired many students, to go¬†on to study psychology/psychology-based courses at University.

Topic Expertise

I specialise in AQA board A level and the IB, as well as being an experienced A Level Psychology Examiner. I have been tutoring online, independently and with Spires, for 5 years. My tutoring has varied from helping students with the complete teaching of topics, to exam technique, 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

Client Reviews

Karen is an extremely knowledgable tutor who works at the students pace. Every session helped me so much, I would highly recommend her.

- Psychology

Karen has been an extremely helpful and supportive tutor during my resits. She is very organised and I personally found her teaching methods benefitted my requirements, as she is thorough and precise but happy to adapt to any other needs. I would recommend Karen as a tutor because what makes her stand out is that she has teaching experience online, in a classroom, and most importantly, has marked exams herself. This was particularly perfect for me as I struggled with exam technique and how to write what the examiner is looking for, so of course she knew exactly how to explain this. Thank you Karen for everything!

- Psychology

I have really enjoyed my sessions with Karen these past few months. She has great exam skills knowledge and has helped me massively in answering 16 mark style questions.

- Psychology

Karen has been really great at helping me improve my exam technique by going through past papers and explaining things really clearly. It's very helpful that she is an examiner as she gives great insight on how things are marked and how to get top marks. She also has a very extensive knowledge on the course and lots of resources, which has helped me to feel more confident on my knowledge. She has really helped me prepare for my exams and I feel much more confident now after our sessions.

- Psychology

Very helpful session where we went through paper 3 for psychology which helped me to get a better grasp of how to answer questions and what to include

- Psychology

I have thoroughly enjoyed my lessons with Karen. Her guidance, support and encouragement have improved my grades. I am lucky to have had her as my tutor!

- Psychology

Really helpful, Karen has lots of great resources

- Psychology

great tutor, really helped me understand things I was struggling with in class and helped me develop my exam technique and confidence swell :)

- Psychology

Absolutely great :)

- Psychology

Karen has been tutoring me for the past academic year and has helped me massively with psychology. Her sessions were extremely helpful and detailed making me more confident with the subject. She always made sure I understood a topic properly and helped me fix problems I was facing. Thanks for all the help Karen.

- Psychology

Testimonials

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

Karen has been really great at helping me improve my exam technique by going through past papers and explaining things really clearly. It's very helpful that she is an examiner as she gives great insight on how things are marked and how to get top marks. She also has a very extensive knowledge on the course and lots of resources, which has helped me to feel more confident on my knowledge. She has really helped me prepare for my exams and I feel much more confident now after our sessions. Josie

Karen has been an extremely helpful and supportive tutor during my resits. She is very organised and I personally found her teaching methods benefited my requirements, as she is thorough and precise but happy to adapt to any other needs. I would recommend Karen as a tutor because what makes her stand out is that she has teaching experience online, in a classroom, and most importantly, has marked exams herself. This was particularly perfect for me as I struggled with exam technique and how to write what the examiner is looking for, so of course she knew exactly how to explain this. Thank you Karen for everything! Lauren

Elisaveta - 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!

Karen has been tutoring me for the past academic year and has helped me massively with psychology. Her sessions were extremely helpful and detailed making me more confident with the subject. She always made sure I understood a topic properly and helped me fix problems I was facing. Thanks for all the help Karen. Arjun 05/22

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

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.


Outstanding teaching‚Ķ 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‚Äôs help to a B in such a small space of time and I can‚Äôt thank her enough for all of her help ‚Äď Would highly recommend! Liam

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

"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

"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. Piotr

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Qualifications

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

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