The University of Manchester
Masters in Educational Studies
Post graduate Diploma in secondary education
Bachelor Of Arts
Information about Shelley
I am an experienced and enthusiastic A level Psychology teacher, recently retired . I have a BA in Psychology from the University of Cape Town, a post-graduate secondary teacher`s diploma and a Masters with a Distinction from the University of Manchester. My experience includes being Head of Psychology for 17 years at a leading, independent school in Stockport where I achieved excellent results
In my lessons I aim to foster an enjoyment of the subject as well as focusing single-mindedly on achieving good exam results. I provide personalised learning materials for each lesson, which pupils can use to complement their school notes and incorporate into their revision.
Students always comment that they find my notes very useful, as they include activities and practice exam questions.
I help pupils to fine-tune their essay writing skills, develop their skills of evaluation and practise their research methods, which now comprise 25% of the exam. I aim to promote confidence and self-belief through improved performance and mastery of psychological concepts and skills. As an examiner, I am finely tuned in to the demands of the new spec and can focus students very effectively on how to answer exam questions to gain maximum marks.
Against the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the understandable anxieties students have about the disruption to their A-Level studies , I feel I can offer a vital role in supporting and helping A level students to catch up the work they have missed and to reinforce topics which teachers have been unable to consolidate because of the hurried closure of schools and colleges.
Below are some comments from parents and students I have taught previously :
`We are really pleased with our daughter`s psychology result and you were a massive contributor to that. She thoroughly enjoyed your lessons-thank you.
`Hi Shelley, ( my daughter ) got an A in Psychology!Thank you so much for all your help, she wouldn`t have done it without you. Thank you again.`
Re Help with University Application: `Thank you so much for researching in so much detail, it`s very helpful.I really like ...................and you helped me to think clearer. I will be attending an Open Day on Saturday and I think it`s the right decision. I really appreciate all your help through this journey, these are difficult decisions and your professional input has been very valuable.`
`It`s been a pleasure getting taught by you, Shelley, I wouldn`t have felt this confident if it wasn`t for you, so again, thank you.`
Against the backdrop of the corona virus epidemic, I am offering lessons via Skype but face to face lessons will resume when the pandemic is in abeyance.
Availability: I am available mainly on weekdays, afternoons and evenings but can offer flexibility and make myself available on some weekends.
Willing to travel: 3 miles
Experience: I am a highly experienced A level Psychology teacher. I have a total of twenty one years of experience, seventeen of which involved being Head of Psychology at a well known independent school in Stockport, where I achieved excellent results over the years.
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Feedback For Shelley (10)
Very friendly, accommodating, knowledgeable and she communicate the subject excellently. We are very pleased with the level teaching and interaction.
Shelley is fabulous and has been so helpful to my son while he has been doing his A levels. He has really enjoyed working with Shelley.
Shelley is providing my Daughter with helpful advice with her ALevel Psychology.
I have recently had the pleasure to find out that I got a B in my Psychology A Level from previously receiving an E in my first year of sixth form. This massive improvement is all due to the amazing tutor sessions which Shelley provides. Each lesson is extremely well planned and resourced whilst also understanding areas for improvement. I would definitely recommend.
Outstanding, enthusiastic and extremely motivating.
My daughter has found Shelly to be an excellent A Level Psychology tutor. Each lesson is extremely well planned and resourced. Shelly has given my daughter timely feedback about her strengths and weaknesses and has provided extra resources where necessary. I wouldn`t hesitate to recommend her.
Shelley is a super tutor. She had very good communication skills and clearly is an expert in her field. She is very professional and approachable
Excellent tutor. Very punctual and Flexible. Always willing to coach and guide students in the right direction. Mrs Shelley knows her subject very well and we are all very happy to have her for our daughter. Thank you so much. Great teacher.
A great tutor who is enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about the subject and syllabus. My daughter is really enjoying studying with her.
Shelley,is a very good tutor,she is patient,a good listener and explains the psychology lesson effectively,my son`s confidence and understanding of the subject and his grades have improved.
I would reccomend Shelley as a tutor.