I have tutored GCSE, A-level, Degree and Doctorate-level students on a range of subjects, although my main focus has been Psychology, Sociology, academic writing skills, Business Studies and Research Methods. I have written model essays for exam boards, proofread and edited work to be published, and worked on many dissertations and PhDs with university students.
For Psychology and Sociology, I adopt a systematic approach, and generally like to go over the material thoroughly, testing the student throughout, and spend time on previous exam papers and questions, planning essay answers, discussing how theories relate to real-life situations etc. I sometimes mind-map various themes and ideas with the student, and think outside the box as it were, to make sure that the ideas stem from the student's own work and thinking - so that they can remember it more fully and develop it in future (often students have more knowledge, ideas and insight than they realise, it just needs coaxing out of them!). I often tutor on coursework as well as examination preparation.
Amy's last completed
Psychology job with SARAH:
Intensive - I am struggling with critical writing, I am in the final phase of my Ph.D., I should submit one chapter every month, I wrote all my chapters but I need to do amendments according to supervisors comments, I live in Edinburgh, I prefer work with you face to face.
My topic is about executive functions (cognitive abilities in people with intellectual disabilities), the final draft would be in July 2020
please call me ASAP
Amy's last review in Psychology from Caroline: Thanks to Amy for contsructive and helpful feedback.
I am a fully qualified secondary school teacher and 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 over a year. I am proud to say that I am highly respected by my 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 have annually 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 a third of the Year 13 cohort, of 58 students, to go onto study psychology/psychology-based courses at University.
Karen's last completed
Psychology job with Molly:
1-2 hrs/week - Hi Karen,
I was wondering if you`d be available to do online A level psychology tutoring on a weekday evening. I`m looking for several sessions to help with my essay writing skills as I think I`m okay with the content. Please let me know if you are able to help and your availability.
Many thanks, Molly
Karen's last review in Psychology from Laura: Localisation of function She gave me very good explanation and helped me understand a topic that was difficult for me.
I am a very warm and friendly tutor and I explain all concepts in easy terms. I can give you all the tips and tricks to get the best out of your learning. I teach dozens of students every year in private tutorials (online and in person), summer schools and at University level. I have over 10 years of tutorial experience in A Level Psychology (AQA, Edexcel, IB, WJEC), teaching the full spectrum of students from high-grade pupils who want to make sure they get top grades to failing students who need to start from scratch. I also taught Psychology full-time as the Head of Psychology at a private UK secondary school and so I understand the constraints of classroom teaching and the problems it can cause for students. I did my own A Level Psychology course through distance learning so I completely understand what it's like to be stuck with certain topics and because of this I try to explain everything as clearly as possible and give each student clear goals to work towards. After receiving top grades in my A Levels, I went on to complete undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees in Psychology.
Laura's last completed
Psychology job with Ben:
1-2 hrs/week - Hi My name is Ben. I work in humanitarian aid, for an emergency child protection organisation.I am based in London but travel quite a bit. I am studying for an MSc in Psychology part time around work (distance learning), with a view to pursue a clinical doctorate in the future.
I am looking for a tutor to help me out with some aspects of the course. Such as helping me fully understand assessments, providing second opinions/critiques on drafts of essays/assessments etc in order to reach the grade I would need. Alongside some help possibly understanding some of the more complex statistical research.
I have a masters in a different subject but am looking for someone who has studied psychology at postgraduate level to help me introduce myself to the study of a new science at a one to one level of depth I would not get from my course tutors. Partly as I need to obtain a merit overall in order to qualify for entry to a clinical doctorate.
Does this sound like something that could work for you?
Look forward to talking more soon
Laura's last review in Psychology from Angie: Report writing I love Laura's response rate and last-minute availability to help with those really important final details for impending deadlines - thank you, Laura!!
I have over 6 years of tutoring experience, both online and offline, and I absolutely LOVE teaching. Nothing gives more joy than being able to share your knowledge and allow others to reach their true potential!
I am a neuroscientist and psychologist by training. The nature of my professional qualification allows for my broad knowledge of natural science, psychology, neurobiology, research methods, and academic writing. Additionally, my PhD at the moment deals with how our brain integrates senses when we see products and labels, so I also have avenues of knowledge and expertise in Marketing and product design.
I have tutored psychology, neuroscience (cognitive, behavioral, neuropsychology), research methods (design, acquisition, analysis, understanding) and academic writing (being able to put all of the above into the high standard writing required from the academic community).
As an Oxford graduate, I can also consult on Oxbridge applications and help students successfully entered their Oxford University career with my help.
Tutoring stats 2018-2019:
Oxford Experimental Psychology entry: 5 successful candidates
Dissertations: 7, all marked 2.i and 1st
Essays: >10, average 1 class grade rise
Research projects: >10, average 1 class grade rise
Students tutored: 13
Natalia's last completed Psychology job with Asia: Occasional - I am struggling with my analysis plan for my study using multiple regression and also struggling with using the statistical programs SPSS and R
Natalia's last review in Psychology from Fatima: Thank you Natalia
I have been teaching & tutoring Psychology, Research Methods & Academic writing (essays and reports) for over 7 years now to students of all ages whether mature students at undergraduate level & masters level; part time & full time students or seminar based and 1-1. This includes the joint UCL-Birkbeck Masters course for Critical Analysis which is a high level, rigorous module that develops the student's understanding in how to critique journal articles, how to remedy their shortcomings and writing future research or research proposals. I have also taught academic writing workshops, general foundations and was an honorary research fellow after graduating which led to the publication of my undergraduate dissertation.
Having trained as an outstanding A-level Psychology teacher with UCL (IOE) I can offer in depth exam technique for the new linear specification as I have worked closely with examiners & key authors of textbooks. I also offer assistance for writing structure, exam technique across degree and A-level.
Shafina 's last completed Psychology job with Amelia: Intensive - I am struggling with exam technique (specifically 16 markers) and would like to start ASAP
Shafina 's last review in Psychology from Amelia: Excellent class, covered everything I wanted to at a good pace and now fully understand elements I was previously confused about
I have 4 years of experience working as a student ambassador for the Cambridge Admissions Office. Through this role I have participated in several residential summer schools, assisting students with academic sessions in Psychology by ensuring that the students understood the material that was being covered in the lectures. I have also assisted during subject masterclasses in a variety of subjects, as well as giving presentations and providing advice on the university admission process. This has allowed me to remain up to date with the latest entrance requirements, as well as gain a first-hand look at the qualities that admission teams look for in a prospective student. I have also led sessions in my old school on writing a good personal statement and preparing for university interviews. In addition, I privately tutored friends in my spare time at university, both in Biology and Psychology, which allowed me to explore different ways of teaching and explaining complex ideas in easy-to-digest terms.
Mila's last completed Psychology job with Fiona: 1-2 hrs/week - i am in my last year of a levels and need help with revising the year 1 topics
Mila's last review in Psychology from Zeyneb: Research Methods Lecture 2 It was a great lesson, and I really understand how statistics actually work now!
I have been teaching Psychology for 18 years. I have taught in both schools and standalone sixth form colleges. I have been an assistant Head of Department for a very large Psychology Department and I have also been a Head of Department in a school. My Psychology students have achieved marks well above the national standard. I am also an examiner for AQA Psychology. This has given me expert knowledge of exactly how to interpret and answer questions in order to gain full marks. I have taught AS, A2 and GCSE Psychology for AQA. I have also been a private tutor for the last two years along side my full time job. The student's i have worked with achieved seemed to enjoy the sessions and all have had fantastic examination results.
Chris's last completed Psychology job with Jennifer: 1-2 hrs/week - I am hoping to get an A in Psychology
Chris's last review in Psychology from Jennifer: psy Very helpful lesson going through last minute questions before my last paper.
Specific Learning Difficulties Diploma
Acute Anxiety training
Autism and Wellbeing Mentor
Warm, patient and sensitive tuition style
Tuition in the application of essay techniques and the research of answers for many humanities, arts, social sciences subjects, including Education and also English.
Expert research, referencing, citation and planning guidance
Works at many universities in the SW of Uk
Siobhain's last completed Psychology job with Khadija: 1-2_HOURS - Looking to get A in my subjects
Siobhain's last review in Psychology from Angie: Hi Siobhain, Below are notes for the essay I must do in place of an exam I missed due to sickness. I imagine grading criteria will be in line with the Intro to Psychology essay I did before (guidance uploaded to ‘Files’). The module is Debating Individual Differences. I have sent screenshot of book so you can see if you can find online version (to save me reading book to us. We may not need book though). The task: Write 1500 word essay (fully referenced and cited throughout). Usual 10% leeway on the word count (anything more than 10% will have 10 marks knocked off the final score. Option 1: Intelligence is biologically determined. Discuss. Option 2: There is no evidence for the implementation of Gardner's multiple intelligences theory in education. Discuss. We will do 1 hour today to make the essay plan and maybe find the papers I will talk about. I'll then put good 9 hours in today on my own. Tomorrow I hope to do (if you have availability) one hour to revise and finalise (I am only looking to score 40). We worked on creating effective essay plans today. I can already see that future essay prep time will be significantly reduced thanks to Siobhain's advice on how to approach this kind of task
I teach students of varying levels (A-level to master's) in brain sciences (psychology and neuroscience), philosophy, as well as languages: English, Italian, and French. I recently tutored an MSc Cognitive Neuroscience student in writing her thesis; as well as an A-level student in learning about epistemology, moral philosophy and philosophy of mind. Both teaching experiences ended up being successful and long-term.
I recently helped a pupil apply for universities in the UK by helping him write his personal statement, check his courseworks, and hone his critical thinking skills. He got into his first choice university, and feels prepared for the upcoming exams.
As a research assistant at the Neurospin laboratory in Paris we often had students enter the laboratory to learn about neuroscientific research and the technologies we used. My role was to summarise complex information relating to brain processing and the technical equipment we used to groups of young students.
I taught music (guitar), helping the student engage with the topic creatively, as well as intellectually when explaining more difficult topics relating to musical theory and harmony.
Jonathan's last completed Psychology job with Nikole: Occasional - I would love to have a check over my finished EE in psychology. It is about the role of perfectionism in eating disorders
Jonathan's last review in Psychology from Khadeejah: 2nd draft for her psychology essay Jonathan is very thorough and extremely supportive!
After completing my PhD, I taught research methods (including introductory and advanced quantitative methods) for four years as a full-time Teaching Fellow and Associate Lecturer in the Sociology Department at the University of York.
I convened a 150 student Social Research Methods module for 3 years and set and marked undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and assignments on a variety of different topics relating to research methods, SPSS, and data analysis. I've marked thousands of pieces of undergraduate coursework, as well as Masters coursework using advanced data analysis methods, such as regression,cluster analysis, factor analysis and many more.
As a supervisor at York I supervised around 40 undergraduate dissertations, and about 10 Masters dissertations. A good proportion of these students achieved 1st and starred 1st grades.
As a private tutor over the past two years I have tutored over 1000 hours with University students, University staff and professionals. Most of this work has been focused on helping undergraduate and postgraduate students with research methods and statistical analysis in SPSS.
I remain an active researcher within academia. My areas of scholarly interest are health, food, and quantitative and innovative methods. Two of the academic articles I have published in peer reviewed journals are listed below. The first paper in the list below was nominated for and awarded the Sociological Research Online award for Excellence and Innovation.
Chappell, P., Tse, M., Zhang, M. and Moore, S., 2017. Using GPS Geo-tagged Social Media Data and Geodemographics to Investigate Social Differences: A Twitter Pilot Study. Sociological Research Online, 22(3), pp.38-56.
Jenkins, L., Cosgrove, J., Chappell, P., Kheder, A., Sokhi, D. and Reuber, M., 2016. Neurologists can identify diagnostic linguistic features during routine seizure clinic interactions: results of a one-day teaching intervention. Epilepsy & Behavior, 64, pp.257-261.
Paul's last completed Psychology job with Valerie: Occasional - I am a mature OU student with limited IT skills. My final year project involves a survey. I am as far as having collected enough participants on Qualtrics, but haven’t a clue how to ‘clean’ the data and sort it out into SPSS etc. I need help ASAP. My complete survey report needs to be in before the end of April, but would like to have it done well in advance of that date so I am free to concentrate on the Exam component.
Paul's last review in Psychology from Valerie: Extremely helpful