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Michelle

Michelle
Michelle
Tutor
Hertfordshire
Feedback Score:
+19
Member Since: 23/04/2016
Last Login: 2 days ago
Response Rate: 100%
Expected Response: < 1 hour

My Qualifications

BSc
The Open University
BSc (Hons) Psychology
high 2:1  (2015)
Diploma
Stanmore College
City and Guilds 7307 Further and Adult Education Teache...
Pass  (2001)

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Information about Michelle

I am an enthusiastic and approachable tutor with over 20 years experience of teaching and training students aged 16 plus. I have a psychology degree which I undertook with The Open University and am a member of The British Psychological Society.

I am particularly familiar and knowledgeable with the AQA and Edexcel syllabuses at A level having tutored many students in these boards with excellent results. The past few years students that I have tutored have excelled with some going up as much as three grades from where they were at prior to starting tutoring.

Both my daughters took `A` level psychology, therefore I have first-hand knowledge and understanding of the stresses that students face in wanting to do well and to get into the university of their choice. .Students want to achieve the best grades they possibly can and parents feel that one to one tutoring is the best way forward to achieve this.

Psychology is a fascinating and worthwhile subject, however the syllabus can appear daunting to some as it is quite intensive. With my help it will become clearer so that students have a better understanding of all the topics. My current tutees include both year 12 and year 13 students; both years are equally important as different aspects of the syllabus are taught each of the years with Year 13 building on Year 12. I ensure that all students (regardless of when they start their tutoring) not only understand the content of the syllabus, but also how to answer exam style questions which enables students to be in a better position to do well in the summer exams.

In addition to the above, I can help consolidate what is being taught from the school or college that a student attends, as well as addressing other important areas such as essay writing and structuring, Year 12 and 13 research methods, revision and exam technique etc to attain high marks.

We all have different learning styles and ways of interpreting information. This is addressed with each individual student as I am compassionate to student needs. My aim is to work with a student in all areas where they feel they need help so that they can maximise their potential and achieve their goals. I am also very patient and will go through things a number of times if need be; I also offer a free pre-tutoring session directly with the tutee to break the ice and to discuss areas that need to be covered in detail.

For those interested in having tutoring help with their degree, I obtained first-class distinctions in child psychology, both the social and cognitive research projects, counselling and cognitive psychology. However as this was a few years ago now I would only be able to help degree students with essay structure/proof-reading assignments rather than statistics such as SPSS.

Finally, if any student or parent would like advice on the writing of personal statements for UCAS, I do have experience of helping other students in this area. I can therefore offer excellent guidance to ensure students have the best chance of getting all their university offers.

Availability: Weekdays, evenings and weekends

Willing to travel: 8 miles

Experience: Whilst studying for my degree I tutored some A level and first year undergraduate students. Before studying psychology I was an experienced teacher of aged 16 plus within a college setting having taught management development courses as well as vocational modules.

DBS (CRB) Check: Yes

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Feedback For Michelle (19)

We have a total of 19 review(s) for Michelle.

Kara (Miss)
17/09/2020

5/5 Rating

Michelle is a really wonderful & lively tutor, she is always willing to go the extra mile for her students and brings a great spirit to each lesson. She really understands her students and what they require . At the beginning of year 12 I was really struggling with answering exam style questions and writing sixteen markers however in the course of six month Michelle managed to bring me up from writing C standard essays to A/A* essays, she really understands how different exam boards work and what they require to get the marks . Michelle is always willing to give you her time, she would give me exam style questions each week for homework which she would then collect and fully annotated mark the homework and really help me to understand how I can improve for next time. Thank you so much for being such an excellent tutor I would highly recommend Michelle .

Tutors Response :

Thank you Kara for saying such nice things about me. You were determined to do well and that goes a long way to achieving results. Your dedication to psychology, strong work ethic and willingness to make changes helped and you really were a pleasure to teach. I wish you all the very best at University and know that you will go on to do great things!


{d} (Miss)
14/08/2020

5/5 Rating

Very kind and encouraging tutor. Provided good quality and helpful resources. Helped me a lot in a very short space of time.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Jane for your kind feedback. Although we did not have as long as we should have had due to lockdown, you did really well to get the grades you wanted. I hope you enjoy University and wish you all the best there.


jyotin (Mr)
14/08/2020

5/5 Rating

Michelle is an excellent tutor and has passion for the subject. Motivated and helped my daughter to increase her confidence in the subject. My daughter got an "A" in her final A levels exams. Big thank you to Michelle

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your kind words Jyotin. I was very pleased to hear that your daughter got an A grade in psychology this year; her confidence grew once she realised that she had the ability to do well and she had a sound understanding of psychology. Your daughter was a pleasure to teach and I know that she will be very happy at her chosen university.


Radha (Mrs)
31/01/2020

5/5 Rating

Very helpful and thorough. Would recommend.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for the positive comments. Your son is taking on board my suggestions so will be in a better position to do very well come the summer exams.


Vanessa (Mrs)
04/09/2019

5/5 Rating

Very efficient on the ball really is helping my son out with his ALevel

Tutors Response :

Thank you Vanessa for your kind comments. I will ensure that your son has all the tools needed to get the grade he wants for the 2020 exams next summer.


Monica (Mrs)
07/06/2019

5/5 Rating

We would highly recommend Michelle. She is professional, organised and gives clear instructions. She is easy to communicate with and always spends the time needed to completed her lessons. Even if this means running over by 5mins.
Thank you Michelle

Tutors Response :

Thank you Monica for your positive feedback. I am sure your son will do well with his A level results - he now has a better understanding of psychology and how to answer questions to attain high marks. It has been a pleasure tutoring him.


Olivia (Miss)
29/05/2019

5/5 Rating

I came to Michelle consistently getting D`s in my tests as I struggled to get to grips with Psychology, now I am predicted to get an A in my A levels due to Michelle going above and beyond to provide me with clear notes and ensuring I understand everything. Would highly recommend her, and a funny and lovely lady too!

Tutors Response :

I just want to say Livi that you have worked really hard throughout Year 13 and had the belief that with the right guidance you can and will do well. A sense of humour goes a long way as does being approachable so thank you for your kind words. I just want to add that it has been such a pleasure tutoring you and I know that you will go on to do great things.


Ivy (Miss)
13/04/2019

5/5 Rating

Michelle is a very helpful tutor with brilliant teaching experienices and knowledge for many exam boards, I’d definitely recommend her as an A-Level Psychology tutor.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Ivy for your positive feedback. You are a dedicated student who will do particularly well come your A levels next year. It is a pleasure tutoring you.


Emma (Mrs)
19/02/2019

5/5 Rating

We have been very pleased with Michelle. She went out of her way to try and accommodate my son, she is very reliable, prompt and always comes to the lesson very well prepared, having contacted my son a few days previously to find out what he would like to cover. She also gives him lot of extra material to help with his revision. We would definitely recommend her.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Emma for you positive feedback. Your son clearly wants to ensure that he does well in the forthcoming exams and I am glad that we managed to sort out a suitable time for tutoring. I will continue to cover all areas that he needs additional help with over the coming months which should enable him to attain the grade he wants in his summer psychology A level.


Andie ()
19/11/2018

5/5 Rating

Excellent knowledge of AQA exam syllabus. Strong verbal questioning skills to promote recall of understanding. Quick to point out areas for improvement in order to access higher marks in the specification. Provides in depth revision notes for clarification to compliment pupil’s own work.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Andie for your positive feedback. You have a lovely daughter and I am sure that over the next few months she will do well in psychology and attain a good grade.


Patricia (Mrs)
08/10/2018

5/5 Rating

I engaged Michelle Fenwick to tutor my son in A level psychology. Since the beginning Michelle has been the consummate professional in dealing with me, the mother. My son is extremely happy with Michelle, her approach, her friendliness and her in depth knowledge and experience of her subject. I have no hesitation in recommending her.

Tutors Response :

Thank you very much Patricia for your kind words. Your son is very enthusiastic about psychology, therefore with the commitment he is showing he will be able to attain the grades he needs in the summer exams.


Jake (Mr)
24/06/2018

5/5 Rating

Michelle has been a valuable tutor for my daughter - she is very knowledgeable in the Psychology, patient, friendly and helped my daughter to be more motivated and confident - Michelle who is also very conscientious.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for you lovely comments. Your daughter is definitely getting more confident and knowledgeable and this will be reflected in her A level results in 2019. She is a pleasure to tutor and is keen to do well.


Lisa (Ms)
24/04/2018

5/5 Rating

Michelle has been great! Very supportive and has put a lot of effort into helping my child within a very short time span. I`m so happy to have found her and my daughters confidence is growing.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Lisa for your kind words. Your daughter is a pleasure to teach and even though we have limited time she is working really hard to achieve good results in the June exams.


Shereen (Miss)
13/02/2018

5/5 Rating

Michelle has been instrumental in helping my daughter improve her grades and prepare for exams, She provides extra material for revision and takes the time to explain as many times as necessary. A true gem. Don`t know what we would have done without her.

Tutors Response :

Thank you so much Shereen for your positive review; your daughter is very enthusiastic and finding the additional help beneficial. She will be much better prepared for the exams in June and is a pleasure to teach.


Martin (Mr)
18/01/2018

5/5 Rating

Excellent tutor who has really sorted out my daughter`s difficulties with the subject.

Tutors Response :

Thank you Martin for the positive feedback. I am very pleased that I am able to help your daughter with psychology. She is a pleasure to teach and I am confident that she will do exceptionally well in her exams next summer.


Gill (Mrs)
10/07/2017

5/5 Rating

Michelle first helped my daughter regain confidence after a rocky start with this subject and she has since really helped with content and exam technique and i would recommend her. She is also very accommodating and flexible with slots. A great tutor!

Tutors Response :

Thank you for the positive feedback your daughter is a pleasure to tutor and is keen to learn. We will work on specific areas that need addressing and I have every confidence that your daughter will attain a high grade next June.


Sarah (Mrs)
07/02/2017

5/5 Rating

It`s early days but so far my son is finding Michelle`s help invaluable.
She is accomodating, encouraging, provides good resources, support and guidance.

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your lovely comments Sarah. I will continue to provide as much help and support as I can and come the summer exams I am sure your son will do really well.


Caroline (Mrs)
15/09/2016

4/5 Rating

Michelle is very knowledgeable about the curriculum & mark schemes. Our daughter is growing in confidence when looking at what questions are asking to maximise the points available

Tutors Response :

Thank you for your feedback. Your daughter is a lovely girl and is very willing to take on board any suggestions that I make which is particularly helpful for this academic year. She works hard and her confidence is definitely growing.


Deepa (Ms)
09/06/2016

5/5 Rating

Michelle is an amazing tutor. She is very professional and extremely helpful. I have very grateful for her guidance and help. Re Deepa

Tutors Response :

Thank you Deepa; I have really enjoyed helping you these past few weeks and look forward to doing so in the future.


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South Oxhey