Omar (Tutor in Bath)
University of Cambridge
Psychological and Behavioural Scien...
Information about Omar
Personal Descri ption:
I have a BSc (First Class Honours) in Psychology from Brunel University (2007), and a PhD in Psychology from the University of Cambridge (2011). After being a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Psychology at King`s College London for three years, I obtained a lectureship in Psychology at one of the UK`s leading universities. My research is mainly in social, health and applied psychology, but I also teach research methods (both quantitative and qualitative methodologies), statistics and SPSS, as well as effective academic writing, including dissertations and research projects. In addition, I have sufficient competence in personality (i.e., individual differences) and clinical psychology to be able to teach these at undergraduate level.
More specifically, my research interests are:
- The attitude-behaviour relationship
- Behavioural interventions
- Motivation, cognition, and emotion
- Dual-process models of cognition
- Cognitive dissonance, self-affirmation, and information processing
- Emotional intelligence
- Mindfulness meditation and its cognitive and emotional benefits
- Meta-cognition and self-knowledge
- Persuasion and social influence
- Intelligence and problem-solving
- Body language and communication
- Personal development
I aim to use an interactive approach that encourages active involvement of the tutee. My main goal during tuition sessions is to stimulate an interest in the subject and facilitate independent and critical thinking. This, I believe, allows the tutee to become an independent thinker and to enjoy the learning process, which is rewarding for both parties.
Willing to travel: 2 miles
Experience: I have been teaching psychology to undergraduates at the University of Cambridge since 2008. In addition, I have experience of supervising undergraduates from other universities, including King`s College London. I have also been a marker for Cambridge Assessment, and continue to teach A and AS-level students. I also supervise BSc students in their undergraduate research projects, and act as a dissertation marker in my department. More recently, I have been supervising MSc students and Doctoral students (PhD, DClin, and PsychD) on their research projects. Being a published author who regularly writes academic papers in social, health, and applied psychology, I am able to guide students on all the aspects of academic writing and publishing (following the APA 6th Edition style).Contact this Tutor
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Dr Omar, helped with my term essay. In particular he gave me good advice on how to write a better essay. He was very familiar with the topic and his recommendations were to the point. I highly recommend Dr. Omar for any student.