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 Natasha :
1-2 hrs/week - Hello, I have just started a Masters course in Child Development at UCL Institute of Education. I really want to achieve a distinction grade at the end of the course but the first two assignments I’ve received back have been marked as C. I am really struggling with essay writing (critically evaluating papers) and also the statistics modules (both qualitative and quantitative) in my course. I feel I work hard but my grades never reflect this so my study and essay preparation technique is not good. I would like to find a tutor who can help me with the above who has experience in studying or teaching psychology at postgraduate level.
Amy's last review in Psychology from Caroline: Amy's advice and guidance was invaluable. My final assessment in this module was given a mark of 83 out of a hundred, which I was delighted with. Amy's suggestions and direction made a big difference to my assignment - thank you Amy.
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 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.
Karen's last completed Psychology job with Tatiana : 1-2 hrs/week -
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 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 Nika:
1-2 hrs/week - Potentially I can have more than one tutor help me with the dissertation.
I want to start the tuition week after next and will require support through to end of August.
Dissertation for psychology conversion MSC.
Qualitative research - thematic analysis.
Embedding climate change into uk banking organizational culture
Relevant skills would include:
Psychology dissertation writing
Organizational culture psychology
Thematic analysis psychology research
Climate change expertise
Client is dyspraxic, high level of education and academic success (top student and 15 years work experience) but needs help structuring and writing - requires a lot of support at the moment (more than usual) due to various challenges. Therefore, please reflect pricing strategy in context that a number of hours will be required.
Natalia's last review in Psychology from Nasra: Soo helpful thank you
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 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 ellie:
Occasional - struggling with a writing psychology essay, due on 18th. first-year Monash student. have a limited budget, prefer to have around 30 mins lesson on planning the essay and have all ideas set, then one more lesson just to proofread, edit and comment. the attachment is the plan for the essay (marked by the tutor).
Jonathan's last review in Psychology from Khadeejah: 2nd draft for her psychology essay Jonathan is very thorough and extremely supportive!
I have been tutoring for over 3 years now and mentoring for over 4 years.
My experience is tutoring A level Psychology and Sociology and I know the AQA Syllabus really well. This means I can provide you with expert knowledge and help.
Through my experience I know that for Psychology areas a lot of students struggle with is the 16 mark questions and research methods. Similarly for Sociology the bigger essay style questions are also a top area of concern. I ensure that all my students are confident with these areas to help them improve their grades and feel at ease when doing exams.
I also know the importance of revision skills and techniques which I help students develop. I use a variety of collaborative methods to help students learn and be motivated to enjoy the subject and our lessons.
When students are working with me they say how clear they feel after a lesson, how confident they feel going into exams and how much they find writing 16 mark essays now enjoyable.
Having tutored face to face I am confident using online technology which makes the student feel comfortable and at ease. I use a mix of powerpoints, quizzes, questions and answers, flashcards, ted talks, podcasts, youtube videos to help my students learn. I also fundamentally believe that no one student learns the same. So I always ensure to set specific goals for each individual and adapt my lesson to suit them and their learning style.
Sarah's last completed Psychology job with Avril: 1-2 hrs/week -
Sarah's last review in Psychology from Avantika: Milgram Social Psychology paper 1. Review homework. helpful and understanding