Student at Bangor University reading Psychology with Clinical and Health Psychology (BSc), after seeing the positive effects having a personal tutor can have, given the opportunity, I would like to help aid another student to complete their studies to the best of their abilities. Having studied Psychology at both A-Level and now at degree level, I have found it is one of my true passions. Releasing this I believe I can use my knowledge and understanding to help those studying Psychology at A-Level. I am up to date with the current changes in syllabus, with a greater focus on concise writing and condensing two years of learning for one exam.
I have 10 GCSEs between A to C including English C, Maths B and Science (double) B. As well as, 5 A-levels including Psychology B.
Availability: I am availible in the evenings and weekends. Happy to arrange whatever can suit the student best. Email with any questions.
Willing to travel: 3 miles
Experience: My experience in many different teaching circumstances has given me the ability to adapt to the varied requirements different students have. This would include helping with specific revision topics or simply improving their writing style. I am a friendly and enthusiastic person and can make even the dullest topics interesting, giving students a drive for knowledge.
The fundamental tool in teaching is helping students to understand why they learn and how this can help them in the future. Encouraging a growth mindset, versus a fixed mindset, in the classroom can be huge because it helps students understand how their beliefs about intelligence can influence their own academic work. If students understand that intelligence is malleable, and success is related to effort level, they are more likely remain focused on goals and persist against setbacks.
I will help teach students by building on the foundations made in the classroom, helping them to explore the topics to a greater depth increasing their understanding. The use of goal setting techniques over the period of time teaching will help increase motivation. It will push the individual to achieve the best grade possible, but will also be a more rewarding way of learning as the student is given the opportunities to see their development.
During revision periods I will aim to build on techniques they already use as well as encouraging new methods like essay plans, mind maps, Q-cards and condensed notes in a way that makes the information more memorable, helping people learn the subjects in a way that best suits the individual. Another great tool is the use of past papers. It gives students an understanding about what they are going to face when they get into the exam room so they are more prepared and less likely to panic. As well as this, doing questions under time constraint can help them improve their writing skills and knowledge recalling skills.
From experience, I have found that debating can be a good way of getting students to really think about the answer to a question. It gives them a more rounded knowledge base and a better understanding of the topic.
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